Apple’s $539 Million in Damages Is a ‘Big Win’ Over Samsung

HIGHLIGHTS The global patent battle started seven years ago Samsung infringed three of Apple’s design patents The case has always been about more than money: Apple Apple won $539 million (roughly Rs. 3,700 crores) from Samsung Electronics Co. in the final throes of the companies’ US court struggle over smartphone technology, seven years after the start of a global patent battle. Apple sought about $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6,800 crores) in a retrial of a case that originally produced a verdict of that amount in 2012, while Samsung argued it should pay only $28 million…

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iPhone X Sales ‘Surpass Expectations’ in Apple’s Biggest Ever Quarter

HIGHLIGHTS Apple’s revenue increased by 13 percent to reach $88.3 billion iPhone X our top-selling iPhone every week since November: CEO Overall iPhone sales were about a million fewer than last year Apple on Thursday said its earnings in the final three months of last year set new records, with sales of its flagship iPhone X topping its expectations. The California-based technology giant reported that profit climbed to $20 billion (roughly Rs. 1.28 lakh crores) on revenue that increased 13 percent to $88.3 billion (roughly Rs. 5.66 lakh crores) during the period. “We’re…

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Software bug temporarily took down Apple’s developer site

Apple’s developer portal briefly went down on Thursday morning, triggering speculations that it might have suffered a hack. Some developers reported that their account showed an address in Russia instead of their correct home address. Apple, however, rejected the cyber attack speculations, stating the problem originated owing to a software bug. According to a MacRumours report on Thursday, several developers reported that all of their developer account addresses have been updated with an address in Russia, perhaps indicating some kind of breach or serious internal error. According to multiple developer…

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