In its final court filing before oral arguments scheduled for next week, Apple argued that the government’s interpretation of an obscure 18th-Century law goes too far, and it should not be able to authorize the forced creation of a customized iOS firmware to aid in the opening of a seized iPhone linked to a 2015 terrorist attack.
In a Tuesday call with reporters, Apple lawyers said that this case is serious and has profound implications. The company largely re-iterated many of its previous arguments in earlier filings, ending with this conclusion:
SURPRISE, SURPRISE. Apple has announced that it will hold an event on 21 March at which we'll no doubt see the launch of the iPhone 5SE, a new iPad Pro and new Apple Watch models.
The invitation is typically mysterious. 'Let me loop you in,' it reads, which is perhaps a nod at the new Apple Watch bands expected at the event, while the colour scheme could also be a hint that the rumoured iPhone 5SE will be available in the same colours as the iPhone 6S.
The highest court in the US has told the fruity cargo cult that Steve Jobs really was a monopolist who set up price cartel and it is going to have to deal with the consequences of his actions.
The Supreme Court officially declined to hear Apple challenge to an appellate court decision that it conspired with five publishers to increase e-book prices, meaning it will have to pay $450 million as part of a settlement.
Google updated its Docs and Sheets productivity apps on Tuesday to support the iPad Pro's larger screen resolution. As you might recall from our iPad Pro review, iOS apps that don't properly support Apple's guidelines for resolution-independent apps will look stretched out and slightly blurry on an iPad Pro, much like an iPhone 5 app would look larger and blurry on an iPhone 6.
According to sources familiar with Apple's business dealings, the company reached out to South Korean display suppliers LG and Samsung in December to discuss the viability of ramping up OLED production in time for next year's iPhone launch, Nikkei reports. Along with the two tech companies, Apple also informed the appropriate industry associations of the potential change.