Apple expert argues why Samsung owes Apple $2 billion in damages

Apple expert argues why Samsung owes Apple $2 billion in damages

In the second patent lawsuit between Samsung and Apple, an expert hired by Apple testified that Samsung’s use of Apple’s patented technology made the Korean company’s devices more appealing to consumers, reports CNET. Without these features, Samsung would not have garnered the enviable market position it enjoys today.

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Analyst: Apple missing out on $63 billion opportunity by ignoring sub-$1000 notebooks

Analyst: Apple missing out on $63 billion opportunity by ignoring sub-$1000 notebooks

J.P. Morgan analyst Rod Hall believes Apple is missing out on a $63 billion market opportunity by not competing in the sub-$1,000 portable computing market, reports AppleInsider.

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Apple’s US ad spend in 2013 up by 5%; brings it closer to top spender Samsung

Apple’s US ad spend in 2013 up by 5%; brings it closer to top spender Samsung

A major part of Samsung’s success is attributed to its large marketing spend, but in 2013, Samsung’s ad spend in the US was down 10 percent year over year, while Apple’s US ad spend was up 5 percent.

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Apple to start developing baseband chips for iPhone and iPads in-house [Rumor]

Apple to start developing baseband chips for iPhone and iPads in-house [Rumor]

In a bid to decrease dependency on chip makers like Qualcomm, Apple could soon develop baseband chips in-house for iOS devices like iPhone and the Cellular iPads, according to a report from Digitimes.

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New Tweak Roundup: Clear Background Apps, Goo.gl Shortener for Action Menu, GesturesPlus, and Saturn

New Tweak Roundup: Clear Background Apps, Goo.gl Shortener for Action Menu, GesturesPlus, and Saturn

As tweaks are released every week, we keep our eyes on the latest and greatest modifications for your iOS device. Today, we have Clear Background Apps, Goo.gl Shortener for Action Menu, GesturesPlus, and Saturn. All of these are available right now on Cydia, and head after the break for a quick roundup and video covering each one.

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Apple Marketing chief Phil Schiller: Samsung pre-superbowl ad was pretty good

Apple Marketing chief Phil Schiller: Samsung pre-superbowl ad was pretty good

Of all the people who think Samsung’s ads are good, you wouldn’t expect Phil Schiller to be one of them. But according to an internal email conversation with Apple’s ad agency, Phil Schiller says Samsung’s pre-superbowl ad in 2013 was “pretty good.”

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Internal documents reveal Samsung’s top priority in 2012 was to “Beat Apple”

Internal documents reveal Samsung’s top priority in 2012 was to “Beat Apple”

Apple isn’t the only one whose internal documents are being released publicly in the ongoing Apple-Samsung trial. An internal Samsung presentation titled “Samsung Business Forecast” gives us a look at the company’s goals and strategy for 2012.

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Apple’s iPhone trade-in program launches in Germany

Apple’s iPhone trade-in program launches in Germany

Apple launched its “Reuse and Recycle” program back in August that allows customers to trade-in their old iPhone in exchange for a gift card that could be used towards the purchase of a new iPhone.

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Weekend news roundup: All the best Apple news from last week

Weekend news roundup: All the best Apple news from last week

As we close out one week and kick off another, let’s take a moment to look back at the attention-grabbing headlines from the past seven days. Some of the news you may recall, some may be new to you, but all the topics below are worthy of a second mention. below are worthy of a mention.

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Internal slides highlight why Apple needs to launch a bigger iPhone

Internal slides highlight why Apple needs to launch a bigger iPhone

One of the best things about Apple-Samsung patent trials is the internal information that gets out in the public. The next-generation iPhone is rumored to be available in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants, and an internal presentation from Apple explains why the iPhone again needs to get bigger.

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