Remember webOS, the mobile operating system that powered the Palm Pre? It's making a triumphant comeback this year, but instead of smartphones and tablets, new owner LG is using it to power their latest HDTV sets.
South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung is quickly gaining an unwelcome reputation as a copycat when it comes to industrial design of its smartphone and tablet products, but apparently that now extends to its vacuum cleaners as well.
Apple just scored another victory in its long-running war against rival Samsung, and this time on Samsung's home turf of South Korea. Based on a study by Quality Insights (as reported by Naver via AppleInsider), Apple now ranks as the number-one smartphone manufacturer in terms of customer service in South Korea, beating out homegrown Samsung.
Well, that didn't last long. Just a few weeks after Apple reiterated that it wouldn't be working with chief competitor Samsung for thin glass for use in iPhones and iPads, South Korea's ET News passed along the rumor that Apple's currently working with the South Korean tech giant once again. And so far, this doesn't look like a temporary make-up. In the words of ET News, at least, the relationship's now so strong that it's almost single-handedly responsible for turning around the recent downturn in the Korean thin glass market.
China isn't the only country getting the iPhone 5 this month -- Apple has just announced the handset will debut in South Korea and a dizzying list of other worldwide destinations over the next two weeks.
As a jury weighs the fate of Apple v. Samsung here in the U.S., a South Korean court has already come to a decision in a separate case, ruling that the companies have both infringed on each other's patents, with several older products now banned for sale there.
Friday, April 20 will be a special day if you live in South Korea or 11 other countries -- that’s when Apple’s new iPad will be touching down in stores there and ready for you to get your little fingers all over it.
We all know Apple’s industrial designs come by way of Jonathan Ive, but who’s designing the devices that Cupertino claims are copycats? At Samsung, it’s someone who seems to take as much pride in his work as Ive does.