UPDATE!! The behemoth that is Apple has won another temporary injunction to stop rival Samsung from selling its Galaxy tablet computer in Australia. On Wednesday – just 2 days ago – we reported that the Federal Court had lifted a previous injunction, meaning Samsung could start selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 at 4pm (AEDT) today. But Apple later launched an appeal to the High Court. The injunction means Samsung cannot sell the tablet computer until the case goes before the court on December 9. Apple says the South Korean company’s Google Android based Galaxy range of tablets and smartphones is too similar to its iPad and iPhone. The companies have been waging a battle in 10 countries over smartphone and tablet patents since April.
In the war that has been Apple vs Samsung, the latter has won what could be the final slap-down.
Samsung has won the right to sell its Galaxy 10.1 tablet in Australia after the Federal Court overturned a ban on the sale of the computer. Last month, the court slapped a temporary injunction on sales of the Galaxy 10.1 after rival Apple said the Galaxy range of tablets and smartphones was too similar to its iPad and iPhone. Read the full article »»»»
Let me make this clear – seems to have been slightly grey in previous posts: APPLE WILL PRODUCE A TELEVISION! It won’t be TV as we know it, IT WILL BE a new generation iMAC!
Highpants has trumpeting the possibility of an Apple-made TV set since March this year “Not happy with the Apple TV set top box, Apple is launching into the Television market, the first true Smart TV’s are about to roll of the production line. Apples ethos has always been to ADD gadgets to our lives, the Apple iTV won’t be a computer, it will be a true Television Set++”
In the latest round of rumours - kicked of by Hayley Tsukayama at the Washington Post and befuddled by the Wall Street Journal’s Mark Gongloff - experts are finally admitting to reading more than their own write-ups, in the form of Walter Isaacson’s new Steve Jobs biography . . . Read the full article »»»»
UPDATE: Apple FAILS New Samsung Court Bid
Apple’s bid to prevent Samsung from launching any new tablet in Australia until its patent infringement case goes to a full hearing has been rejected by the Federal Court. Justice Bennett also denied Apple’s request that it be given advanced copies of any tablet that Samsung may launch in Australia until the full hearing, which is likely to take place next year. Justice Bennett’s final orders were that Samsung be prevented from launching “any version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1″ until the completion of proceedings. Apple’s lawyer stated that the Apple was afraid that Samsung would launch a new tablet in Australia without Apple having the chance to check if it infringed its patents. “Our submission is that direction which would provide us a copy of the version proposed to be launched 10 days in advance,” said Apples Lawyer.
As always Apple knows how to launch a new product, atmospherically, iPhone 4S launch is shaping up to be the mother of all launches. Apple Stores worldwide have come alive in what can only be described as a festive mood. The stores are abuzz, all lit up with little geniuses scuttling about, preparing the stores for the launch of the year.
Apple co-founder and employee number one, Steve Wozniak took the first place in a line at the Apple Store at Los Gatos, California. He apparently didn’t not get an iPhone 4S direct from Apple because he didn’t want to use his position of privilege. He’s happier sitting in line among ordinary folk and signing autographs on the iPhones and iPads of Apple fans. Read the full article »»»»