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After two and a half days of deliberations, the Apple vs. Samsung jury returned a decisive verdict in Apple's favor today — holding that Samsung owes Apple $1.05 billion for copying Apple's intellectual property. But what does it mean?
Samsung began its countersuit against Apple by calling Dr. Woodward Yang, who testified that Apple infringed several Samsung patents related to email, photo browsing, and music playback.
While Apple may have the majority of its customers using the latest version of iOS 5, every new software update typically breaks compatibility with a round of older devices. iOS 6 is no exception — we've already learned that the original iPad and third-generation iPod touch wouldn't receive the update at all, but even devices receiving iOS 6 will miss out on some key features.
The iOS address book row is no longer just a tempest in the internet's teapot: members of the US Congress have just sent a letter to Apple, demanding answers about its app approval process and the privacy and security of data that's accessed or transmitted by iOS apps.
The PowerSkin Gaming Case encloses an XPAL battery, speakers, and a rumbler into its body — the only glaring omission is a set of physical buttons.
Motorola wins German patent case against Apple, can ban sales of iPhone, iPad (update: holiday sales unaffected)
Motorola's just scored a fairly big victory in its ongoing worldwide case against Apple: a German court has ruled that every iPhone up to the iPhone 4S and both 3G iPads infringe a Motorola patent held essential to the GPRS standard.
Best Buy and Mophie have both recalled individual iPhone battery cases after reports of overheating, personal injury, and property damage.