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Patently Apple

Last feed update: Friday April 28th, 2017 06:10:07 AM

Qualcomm Lowers Q3 Fiscal 2017 Guidance due to Apple Holding back Royalty Payments

Friday April 28th, 2017 01:50:38 PM Jack Purcher

In January Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Sues Qualcomm for $1 Billion Claiming Unfair Exclusionary Tactics and Charging Excessive Royalties." Other Patently Apple reports followed covering both companies suing each other (One, two and three) and last week we posted a report titled "Qualcomm's Sales Decline for Baseband Modems for the iPhone 8 will hurt their Bottom Line." Today Qualcomm put out a press release titled "Apple Continues to Improperly Interfere with Qualcomm’s Agreements with Contract Manufacturers."

ARM Confirms that Microsoft-Qualcomm Notebooks and 2-in-1 Devices for Windows 10 will hit the Market in Q4

Friday April 28th, 2017 01:02:13 PM Jack Purcher

Last December Patently Apple posted a report on Microsoft and Qualcomm teaming up to create ARM based Windows 10 Notebooks and 2-in-1 devices for 2017. Today ARM confirms such devices will hit the market in Q4

Foxconn to open a new Production Facility for Amazon Products and Beef up Echo Lines by Year End

Friday April 28th, 2017 11:47:08 AM Jack Purcher

This month alone Patently Apple posted several reports about Foxconn starting with one titled "What's the Game Plan for the Ever Aggressive Foxconn?" Now it's being reported that Foxconn is making a major move to open a mega production center for Amazon to crank out Echo products for year end.

Jumbo Photos and Great Video of Opening Day in the New Dubai Mall Apple Store

Friday April 28th, 2017 10:51:14 AM Jack Purcher

Prior to the new Dubai Mall Apple Store was officially opened, Apple's SVP Retail, Angela Ahrendts gave the local press a peek at the store and it's use of "Solar Wing" doors unto a balcony giving everyone a stunning view of the Dubai Fountain. Ahrendts also made a presentation about Apple's new "Today at Apple" class program. Yesterday the store opened with Apple's classic staff greeting for customers. Oh, the joy.

Foxconn's Chairman Terry Gou and President Trump are set to Meet Next Thursday

Thursday April 27th, 2017 11:21:56 PM Jack Purcher

In December Patently Apple posted a report titled "Foxconn Confirms they're in Preliminary Discussions to expand its Operations in the United States." Now Foxconn's Chairman Terry Gou is set to meet President Trump next week. Will there be an announcement about bring jobs to the U.S.? Only time will tell.

Apple's Patent Pending Venmo-Like Apple Pay Service may be coming to Market later this year

Thursday April 27th, 2017 05:13:20 PM Jack Purcher

Patently Apple covered two patent applications from Apple about potential new future financial services related to Apple Pay in 2015 and 2016. The patents covered iPhone owners being able to transfer funds to their friends, family or colleagues. It 's now being reported that Apple "has recently held discussions with payments industry partners about introducing its own Venmo competitor ...

Apple's Work on a Virtual 3D UI for a Future Headset Focuses on the Position of a User's Eyes

Thursday April 27th, 2017 03:44:34 PM Jack Purcher

Last summer Patently Apple covered Apple's granted patent for an advanced 3D user interface that Apple had been working on since 2010. The key to this invention is that it could apply to a future headset according to Apple. Today Apple advances their invention to cover a user's eye positioning so as to create accurate shadowing, different lighting effects and more in their 3D Virtual environment.

Artists like Love working with Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine in Reinventing iTunes

Thursday April 27th, 2017 01:37:41 PM Jack Purcher

A new report today looks at how the deal for Planet of the Apps came together with Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine and how Iovine is in the midst of reinventing Apple's famed iTunes app into a total pop-culture app.

For Q1 2017, Apple Remains Stuck in Fourth Place in China's Smartphone Market

Thursday April 27th, 2017 11:53:18 AM Jack Purcher

In February Patently Apple posted a report titled "Local Chinese Smartphone Brands Kick Apple to fourth Spot in Q4 and it'll be Tough for Apple to Reverse." Did Apple do any better in Q1 2017? Bluntly, no. A new report posted by Canalys this week revealed that Apple is stuck in fourth position.

Apple's Fifth Wireless Charging Patent for 2017 Comes to Light Focused on Wireless Patch Antennas

Thursday April 27th, 2017 10:26:05 AM Jack Purcher

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to wireless charging. In Apple's fifth wireless charging patent for 2017, they note that challenges can arise in implementing wireless charging and communications system. If care isn't taken, sensitivity to antenna misalignment and other issues can make it difficult or impossible to achieve desired levels of performance when integrating antennas and other structures into devices of interest. Apple's invention is designed to improve wireless circuitry systems using patch antennas.

Apple has interestingly updated their 'Mac Pro' Trademark to Cover Augmented Reality Displays, Smartglasses and more

Wednesday April 26th, 2017 04:37:29 PM Jack Purcher

At the top of the month we were surprised to learn that Apple was dumping their Mac Pro Circular Tower for an all-new modular desktop design for some time in 2018 or later. According to Phil Schiller, Apple is currently working on their "highest-end, high-throughput desktop system." To go along with this all new design is Apple's newly filed 'Mac Pro' trademark update. Apple has to legally update their trademark if the 'Mac Pro' is going to support or introduce new components, systems or features not currently covered by their current 'Mac Pro' trademark. Some of the entries in Apple's filing are very exciting, as they cover Augmented Reality displays and more.

Apple Pay using Touch ID is targeted in new Patent Lawsuit

Wednesday April 26th, 2017 02:32:53 PM Jack Purcher

Pen-One Acquisition Group has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple for infringing their 2007 patent titled "Pen-based transponder identity verification system." The patent covers a point of sales system that uses a stylus signature and/or a fingerprint signature. The company claims that Apple Pay ...

Report Claims that the Galaxy S8 with Gigabit LTE Modem will Smoke Apple's iPhone 8 for Fastest Downloads

Wednesday April 26th, 2017 01:00:42 PM Jack Purcher

Last week PhoneBuff presented their annual smartphone speed tests and this year's Galaxy S8+ vs. the iPhone 7 Plus showed Apple's smartphone the clear winner when it comes to opening a series of applications. Now a new report strikes back claiming that Apple's iPhone 8 may not support Qualcomm's new Gigabit LTE modem leaving the iPhone at a definite disadvantage. CNBC framed it this way: "The next iPhone may not be able to hold a candle to the Galaxy S8 when it comes to how fast you'll be able to download music and movies or surf the web."

New Apple Dubai Mall Store introduces Motorized 'Solar Wings' that Control the Environmental Conditions of the Store

Wednesday April 26th, 2017 10:45:56 AM Jack Purcher

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's Angela Ahrendts was in Dubai Tonight giving a Special Presentation to the Press on the New Apple Store and more." Late last night Apple posted a report on the new Apple Dubai Mall store, which has a 186-foot curved storefront and balcony overlooking Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain. One of the new features includes motorized windows that are referred to as Solar Wings

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