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Apple won 39 Patents today covering the iPhone X's Scanning Depth Engine & more

Tuesday February 20th, 2018 06:22:45 PM Jack Purcher

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 39 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover the most important patent of the day that covers scanning depth engine technology that ended up in Apple's iPhone X. Our report also covers a series of design patents issued to Apple today and wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

Apple is #1 on Fast Company's Top 50 Innovative Companies List for 2018

Tuesday February 20th, 2018 03:43:00 PM Jack Purcher

Fast Company published their 2018 list of top 50 innovative Companies today with Apple topping the list ...

Apple's TM Renewal for the Original Apple Logo is required by USPTO every Decade & isn't a sign of its Official Return

Tuesday February 20th, 2018 02:35:15 PM Jack Purcher

Trademarks filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) only lasts 10 years and must be renewed before it expires. For historical sake, Apple continues to renew their original logo faithfully as they did again in December. The filing is not a sign of it returning as Apple's official logo. I could be used in a limited capacity buy using it for ....

In the South Korean Market, Apple Beat the Odds in Q4 by Growing Sales Significantly and Hurting Samsung

Tuesday February 20th, 2018 01:09:02 PM Jack Purcher

Apple got hammered in the Korean Press in Q4 starting with the hysterical story that the iPhone 8 should be banned because it was a hazard. Then South Korean Authorities raided Apple's Offices prior to the Launch of iPhone X. Even Apple's first flagship Apple Store was delayed from late December to January. If the negative stories about Apple were timed in an attempt to hurt their Q4 sales in South Korea, they failed miserably.

Could Apple's move into Health Care be a Game Changer?

Monday February 19th, 2018 04:30:30 PM Jack Purcher

Last week Apple's CEO Tim Cook talked up the company's ambitions in the health-care sector by hinting that it will move beyond wellness apps and devices, like its step-tracking Apple Watch. Today a major tech publication lists three reasons why Apple's move into health care could be a game changer.

Apple Widens the Smartphone Revenue Gap with Samsung and takes a Whopping 75.6% of North American Revenues

Monday February 19th, 2018 03:01:04 PM Jack Purcher

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Success of Apple's Holiday Quarter Continues with the iPhone Capturing 51% of Global Smartphone Revenue Share." The data was from Strategy Analytics. Today a new report from a second analytical company goes one step further and shows us the profit breakdown across various markets that's even more impressive. One chart, as noted in-part above, shows us that the revenue gap between Apple and Samsung is getting much wider.

Apple's iPhone X is the Instant Scapegoat for Samsung's Failure to Win OLED Orders from Chinese Vendors

Sunday February 18th, 2018 08:36:32 PM Jack Purcher

A story out of Japan on Friday stated that "Other smartphone makers, who Samsung had hoped would incorporate OLED panels, have been slow to make the transition due to their expense and are sticking to liquid crystal displays." Apparently that reality doesn't sell stories, so the Nikkei Asian Review decided to just throw in Apple as being Samsung's problem to make the story a mover.

The City of Providence Sues Intel over Meltdown and Spectre for $5 Billion

Sunday February 18th, 2018 04:24:29 PM Jack Purcher

While Class Action lawsuits against Apple over intentionally slowing older iPhones have sailed past 55 thus far, Intel made it public on Friday that they've been hit with 32 class actions over Meltdown and Spectre as of February 15, 2018. One of the Class Actions in that group was filed last Monday by the city of Providence who is demanding $5 billion.

Creepy Robotic Smart Dogs and Apple Slapstick become Tech's Freakiest Stories of the Week

Sunday February 18th, 2018 11:48:40 AM Jack Purcher

I'm a sucker for slapstick, hands down. One of this week's craziest stories that we heard about was Apple filming a slapstick series at Apple Park that turned out to be reality. The second craziest story or creepiest, depending how you view it, is about AI security dogs. You'll either want one, or fear the very thought of ever running into one.

HP now Offers Apple Devices to Enterprise Clients as a Subscription Service

Friday February 16th, 2018 07:01:37 PM Jack Purcher

Under Apple's late CEO and Co-Founder, the company was deadly focused on the consumer side of the market. Unless you've been living under a rock, Apple's current CEO has been steadily moving deeper into the enterprise market with partners like IBM, Cisco, SAP, Deloitte, GE, Accenture and others. This week HP announced they've expanded Device as a Service (DaaS) to now offer Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod and Macs) to enterprise customers.

Iranian Spyware Designed to Follow Iranians and Iranian Expats in the West is Available on Apple's App Store

Friday February 16th, 2018 04:50:31 PM Jack Purcher

In an explosive new report published today they claim that spyware-enabled messaging apps are being used by the Iranian regime to spy on their citizens and Iranian expats in the West. Iran could be spying on Brits and Americans using 'weaponized' apps which are available on Apple's App Store and Google's online store.

The Hong Kong Patent Office Grants Apple Seven HomePod Design Patents

Friday February 16th, 2018 03:53:05 PM Jack Purcher

If you're an Apple Music subscriber, then the new HomePod is the ultimate smart speaker.

Apple's First Flagship Store in Thailand Appears to be headed to the ICONSIAM World Class Luxury Shopping Mall

Thursday February 15th, 2018 07:09:28 PM Jack Purcher

It's being reported today by Germany's Storeteller site that the city panorama of Bangkok gets a new landmark with ICONSIAM. Should the illustration adequately reflect the future luxury shopping mall, Apple will be exposed to the first Apple store in Thailand on the banks of the Chao Phraya. (CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE) Other concept drawing below show different views...

The Success of Apple's Holiday Quarter Continues with the iPhone Capturing 51% of Global Smartphone Revenue Share

Thursday February 15th, 2018 06:04:36 PM Jack Purcher

A quick peek at our recent reports covering Apple product market statistics for the holiday quarter will show you that Apple was running hot on all cylinders. Today we learn about the most important statistic by far. Apple generated more profit than the whole industry combined. It's not about iPhone volume down 1%, it's about showing the market the money!

Apple Patent Reveals a Vital Signs Monitoring System Integrated into a Bedding Mat that's not from Beddit

Thursday February 15th, 2018 05:16:28 PM Jack Purcher

During Apple's shareholder meeting Apple's CEO stated that "We can make a 'significant contribution' in health care." Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to health care titled "Vital Signs Monitoring System." Apple acquired Beddit in early 2017 and I thought today's patent could have derived from them. But that proved not to be the case as the inventors have been long standing Apple engineers.

Apple Patent Updates their Transparent Display Invention aimed at AR Applications

Thursday February 15th, 2018 03:40:43 PM Jack Purcher

Apple was granted a patent for specialty Augmented Reality display back in November 2017. We covered this development in a report titled "Apple Wins Patent for a Possible Future Augmented Reality Display Designed for Macs & Beyond." Today, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application / continuation patent regarding this invention with a new theme being added to its patent claims.

Apple Invents a Camera Lens Accessory System for iDevices and MacBooks that Includes a Sensing Technology Interface

Thursday February 15th, 2018 01:50:03 PM Jack Purcher

The iPhone is Apple's #1 product line and they focus most of their energy in advancing features of the iPhone annually to keep it the number one premium smartphone in the world. Today the U.S. Patent Office published a patent application relating to a new camera lens accessory system for iDevices and MacBooks

An Israeli Technology Company Undercuts Facial Recognition to Bolster Privacy under EU's new Privacy Law

Thursday February 15th, 2018 12:04:31 PM Jack Purcher

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require all companies that handle personal data of EU citizens to meet data protection requirements. Under the GDPR, face images are "Sensitive Personal Data" that has to be protected in a certain way. Apple introduced Face ID with the new iPhone X and more than likely it will have to comply with the new law kicking in this May.

Check out the iFixit Teardown Video + Two Completely Different Unboxing Experience videos to help you either buy or hold off

Thursday February 15th, 2018 10:48:45 AM Jack Purcher

As always, the iFixit teardown video is another interesting one and it's made clear that repairability scores a hands down 1 with repairs costing 85% of the cost of a HomePod. In addition, we provide you with two completely different unboxing experiences that will either make you want to buy the HomePod now or definitely wait for HomePod 2

Apple Failed to Notify Customers that their New HomePod could Damage Certain Types of Wooden Tables

Wednesday February 14th, 2018 11:04:50 PM Jack Purcher

Last week Pocket-lint reviewed Apple's HomePod in depth. They handed down a mixed verdict. Yet what was not expected, was the news that the HomePod could damage certain types of wooden furniture. So buyer beware!

Qualcomm Introduced their new 2Gbps LTE Modem today that will deliver a new Level of Mobile Experiences

Wednesday February 14th, 2018 04:38:52 PM Jack Purcher

Qualcomm’s new 2Gbps LTE modem is an important step toward 5G. Today Qualcomm announced its newest LTE modem for smartphones ahead of Mobile World Congress. The Snapdragon X24 promises to reach top download speeds of up to 2Gbps.

Apple in Talks with China's Yangtze Memory Technologies about 3D NAND Flash Memory

Wednesday February 14th, 2018 03:13:11 PM Jack Purcher

Apple Inc is in talks to buy storage chips from Yangtze Memory Technologies, a move that would mark the iPhone maker’s first buy from a Chinese memory chipmaker

New Apple Page Focuses on Augmented Reality Apps & More

Wednesday February 14th, 2018 02:25:41 PM Jack Purcher

On Apple's new Augmented Reality promotions page they note: "Welcome to a new world. Imagine if the line between the virtual and the real simply didn’t exist. Your classroom could become the cosmos. The past could be as vivid as the present. Augmented reality is a new way to use technology that transforms how you work, learn, play, and connect with almost everything around you. And this is just the beginning."

Facebook's Upcoming Smart Speakers with 15" Displays and Face ID Feature is out to challenge Apple Music and HomePod

Wednesday February 14th, 2018 01:21:50 PM Jack Purcher

Later this year Facebook will be entering this hot new market segment focusing on the audio quality like Apple's HomePod but also adding a large display and of course a heavy social media angle. Facebook is out to challenge Apple Music and the HomePod.

Microsoft is Granted a Patent for a Smart Pen Clip that could be used to Scroll a Page or Zoom in on Objects on Touch Displays

Tuesday February 13th, 2018 10:21:46 PM Jack Purcher

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a granted patent for Microsoft today that reveals a smart pen retention clip that could be used to easily scroll through a document or web page, or zoom in on an object in a photo by simply sliding a finger up or down the touch sensitive clip.

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