Apple may acquire Beats for $3.2 billion

Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant Apple Inc. is reportedly pursuing talks to acquire headphone maker & music-streaming service provider Beats Electronics for around $3.2 billion (£1.9 billion).

Emerging reports say that the acquisition, which could be announced as soon as next week, will be the Cupertino firm's biggest ever acquisition deal, if completed.

Apple doesn’t own everything: Samsung

Apple is a great company but it does not own everything; South Korea-based smartphone maker Samsung's attorney John Quinn said on Tuesday in a US court as he was arguing against the Cupertino-based tech giant's claim that Samsung copied Apple devices.

Attorneys of the two companies made their opening statements yesterday at the companies' third trial in the long-running legal battle in a San Jose, Calif.-based federal court.

Even new products like iWatch won’t bring Apple back to its glory days: Yukari Kane

Renowned author Yukari Kane is skeptical about Apple Inc's return to its glory days even with the launch of new products like iWatch and smart TV.

Kane is the author of "Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs" that sheds light on the differences between current Apple CEO Tim Cook and late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs.

Speaking about the possibility of a smart TV by Apple in a recent interview, she said, "I'm really skeptical about its chances for success." On the much-rumored iWatch, she said, "I mean, would you want one?"

SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son recalls how he got exclusive rights for selling iPhone in Japan

Late Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc, was originally reluctant to give SoftBank exclusive rights to sell the iPhone in the Japan but Masayoshi Son finally managed to gain the exclusivity for his company, the Japanese savvy technology entrepreneur recounted in a recent interview.

In a recent TV interview, Masayoshi Son recounted how he managed to score the deal to become the Apple iPhone's exclusive carrier in Japan. He said that he had called Mr. Jobs and arranged for a meeting nearly two years ahead of Apple's officially acknowledging the iPhone's existence.

U.S. Court rejects Apple’s repeat bid for Samsung smartphone sales ban

A U. S. Court has one again rejected Apple Inc's request to ban more than twenty Samsung devices, giving a tough blow to the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant's chances of winning the patent legal battle against Samsung Electronics Co.

U. S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose rejected the request saying that Apple had not met a more fundamental requirement that its patented touchscreen software boosts demand for the handsets in question.

Apple ditches Samsung as chip manufacturer: report

Apple Inc has ditched Samsung as manufacturing partner for its A8 chip in favor of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Taiwan-based TechNews has reported.

According to the report, Apple relieved Samsung of its duties regarding the smartphone chip because its 20nm manufacturing process was delivering low yields. The Taiwanese technology news sites also reported that TSMC has already started manufacturing Cupertino, California-based Apple's next-generation A8 chips.