The Apple vs. Samsung court hearings went on for quite some time, and finally saw a judgment sent down in early May of this year. Following that, Apple sought a cross-appeal of the ruling, aiming to bring a permanent injunction of some Samsung-branded products. Now, it looks like Apple has reversed course.
It’s hard to ignore the competition, especially when moves reflect so perfectly. For Apple, which is on the verge of acquiring Beats, seeing something like the Samsung Level premium headphones land in the United States probably isn’t a surprise at all.
Later this year, Apple’s going to launch new things, probably at least one new smartphone, and manufacturers are reportedly reacting to the iPhone 6 in a big way: with their own high-end competition. Samsung has long been rumored to be launching a “premium Galaxy” device, and this could be the first glimpse of it in the wild.
Samsung has used its position as Apple’s main competitor in the smartphone market to its advantage quite well, using some of their best marketing techniques to poke fun at features (or, what they perceive as a lack thereof) in the iPhone lineup. In a new advertisement, that trend continues with a focus on batteries.
Samsung introduced its brand new Galaxy Tab S tablet at a media event in New York City this afternoon, the South Korean electronic’s makers latest attempt at taking the iPad head on. TheÂ Galaxy Tab SÂ is thinner and lighter than previous tablets in the lineup, with a Super AMOLED display that boasts a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels.Â The tabletÂ will be available next month in both 8.4-inch ($399) and 10.5-inch ($499) sizes.Â
Apple is widely rumored to release a new app in iOS 8 called Healthbook that will keep track of your health and fitness by organizing data from variety of sensors and apps into a Passbook-like card based interface. Not to be left behind, Samsung today announcedÂ Samsung Architecture Multimodal Interactions (SAMI), its cloud-based sensor data platform.