In its recent filing, Apple attorney Michael Jacobs revealed that the company still hopes to use its rubber band patent against Samsung despite an USPTO decision that rendered it invalid. He said the iPhone maker is planning to appeal the decision with the U.S. patent office itself first, and then, in case of failure, take the case to the courts. Here, Apple has a range of options, from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to the U.S. Court of Appeal. “Reexamination of the ‘381 patent is far from conclusion,” the attorney claimed.
According to MacFan, Apple is about to disclose its brand new mobile device belonging to the family of iPhone. To be exact, this should occur on June 20, while sales will start in July.
Although Samsung just launched its new flagship handset, the Galaxy S4, forecasts for the South Korean company are pretty poor. According to Yankee Group, Apple is likely to win US smartphone market share back from Samsung this year. As noted by the firm, the new S4 model is just another Galaxy update, with a slightly larger screen, faster processor and several new apps. While the device is seen as a great flagship phone for Samsung, it will hardly beat the iPhone 5 and help the company gain ground in the crucial North American market.
According to some industry watchers, the current negative sentiment about Apple will start improving once the company pushes out new products. MG Siegler with TechCrunch, for instance, believes that Apple is a victim of its own success, saying that people always expect more from top players, and every little thing can sway the general opinion in the opposite direction. We can actually observe it right now, the columnist says, with the media greedily snatching at every rumor about reduced iPhone and iPad parts orders or another drop in Apple share price.
According to Bloomberg, several major tech companies, including Apple, Google, Samsung, Facebook and Nvidia, are planning to make their new campuses more like nature preserves rather than office parks. Apple, in particular, has reportedly designed its new “spaceship” campus to be much greener than its current headquarters.