Apple Inc., which has plans release its much-anticipated new iPad tablet computer on April 3, has received has finally acquired the rights to its name from Japan’s Fujitsu, records with the US Patent & Trademark Office revealed.
Now, other than Apple can not use the iPad trademark, which was first sought by Fujitsu in 2003. The development will also remove a potential legal battle over the name with the Japanese firm.
The upcoming 9.7-inch device is a touch-screen computer that falls between a laptop and a smartphone.
After facing backlash over iPhone’s battery life, Apple has announced iPad battery replacement service.
Apple’s upcoming iPad, which is expected to be made available in April, has a 10-inch LCD display that demands a battery life of more than five times the capacity the iPhone 3GS battery possesses.
Apple iPad’s battery life will be a big factor in its success as it is the biggest device that will be used off the power cord most of the time.
Apple’s contracts with iPhone developers have been brought to light by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, in a move that provided experts with a chance to scrutinize the contracts.
The terms of the contracts have been described as ‘troubling’ by the EFF as the App store developers even require written permission to talk about the contracts. The EFF also described Apple as "a jealous and arbitrary feudal lord".
Mobile phone industry experts are busy in guessing which UK mobile phone operator will become Apple’s partner for the launch of its iPad.
Apple executives are in the UK to decide which mobile phone network in the country will take on its iPad.
Some reports suggest that three big networks in the UK viz. O2, Orange and Vodafone may get a chance to launch Apple’s iPad tablet as Apple is expected to choose more than one network provider for its new device.
Before filing a lawsuit against the smartphone maker HTC earlier this week, Apple had warned HTC on several occasions against infringing the iPhone’s patents.
Many other smartphone manufacturers, including Nokia and Motorola, were also contacted by apple as they were working on smartphones which might infringed on patents won by iPhone.
Apple advertised its much-anticipated iPad tablet for the first time during last night's 2010 Academy Awards telecast.
The company aired the iPad commercial after last week's announcement the iPad would go on sale on in the US on April 3. In the rest of the world, the device is expected to be released in late April.
In the US, the iPad will be available with a price tag of $499. Only WiFi model of the iPad will be made available from April 3. WiFi and 3G model will hit the stores later in april.
Adobe’s Flash video technology has been called a “CPU hog” by Apple’s chief executive Steve jobs, an online report suggests.
The Apple CEO has also reportedly disapproved Adobe’s Flash, saying it was a full of security holes due to old technology.
Mr. Jobs has also refused to allow Adobe Flash on to Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and company’s most recently launched device iPad e-reader.
Apple Inc. is getting active on new anti-gossip campaign to liberate its iPhone App Store of the term "overtly sexual content". Apple is reportedly going to adopt a tougher policy regarding adult-themed apps, some of which it initially permitted for sale by its App Store. Most of these applications, including some software downloaded to iPhone or iPod Touch devices, have already been removed from the online site of Apple.
Animated photos of bikini models and some pictures for fans of a popular adult film actress are among the ones deleted.
The BBC has announced that it would launch its first applications for Apple's iPhone, starting with BBC News app in April.
BBC News app will be followed by BBC Sport app that is scheduled to be launched in May. In addition, the BBC has plans to an iPlayer app later this year.
BBC's director of future media & technology Erik Huggers announced the services at Mobile world Congress in Barcelona. All these services will be offered free of charge.
The WAC made an announcement at the Mobile World congress on Monday that twenty-four mobile telecommunication companies from all round the world came together to offer an alternative to Apple’s App store for developers.
Companies that have signed up include T-Mobile, O2, Vodafone and Orange, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, China Mobile, China Unicom and Bharti Airtel.
Three hardware manufacturers viz. Sony Ericson, Samsung and LG have also signed up.
Apple's newly unveiled tablet computer, the iPad, has not been released yet, and it is not even sure how many people would actually be investing in it. But because it is an Apple product, it might just be safe to say that it will be able to catch the fancy of many, and this is what applications developers are banking upon, who are now eyeing the iPad as the next big platform for apps after the iPhone.
Apple, the technology giant, has posted a statement revealing that issues associated with the screen of their popular and expensive 27-inch Apple iMac computers have now been resolved.
Many users had reported problems with the screen of their iMac, including cracked and flickering displays, and screens that appeared to have a yellow tint.
Reports have confirmed that technology giant Apple is giving out cash payments to the customers who are still facing problems with their 27-inch iMacs, which have been affected and ruined by many screen problems.
As of now, there are no 27-inch LCD screens available in the UK which might end up effectively fixing the display issues of the desktop, so Apple is instead offering complete refunds to customers, in addition to 15% more.
Apple is speculated to postpone the sales of its spectacular big-screen 27-inch desktop iMac by around three months, with a new report revealing that the company has already stopped the production of new units until it addresses the recently emerged hardware snags that rattled the computer.
Apple reveals that it has received complaints as the device has been affected by a couple of technical issues, including flickering screens and yellowish panels, which is revealed to be the main reason behind the delay.