It's the start of a brand new year, and as usual there is a lot happening in the first half of 2019, for both Apple itself and for connected companies in the rest of the technology sphere. AppleInsider details some of the things you should expect to hear more about in the next few months.
A lawsuit claiming Apple was responsible for the death of a passenger in car crash has been dismissed by an appeals court, confirming an earlier ruling that it wasn't the company's fault the accident was caused by a driver using FaceTime.
Qualcomm's defense in a pending U.S. antitrust action was dealt a blow on Thursday, as a federal judge ruled that evidence regarding Apple's supplier partnership with Intel is inadmissible in a coming trial.
A date has been set for a courtroom battle between Apple and Qualcomm in San Diego in April, one set to resolve some of the ongoing patents and royalties lawsuits between the two companies around the world, but while the possibility of a settlement has been raised in a recent Qualcomm interview, Apple's legal team insist this not to be the case at all.
A dubious class action lawsuit against Apple accuses the company of misleading customers during its recent Black Friday shopping event by supposedly promoting products not covered by a gift card promotion, but the basis of the suit itself appears to stem from a consumer failing to read the terms and conditions of the sale.
The U.S. Supreme Court challenged about Apple's oral arguments concerning accusations the App Store is a monopoly during oral arguments on Monday, with the iPhone producer insisting the antitrust suit should be brought by app developers, rather than consumers.
A contentious class action suit accusing Apple of holding and maintaining a monopoly on app distribution for the iPhone plus overcharging hits the Supreme Court on Monday, with the suit seeking millions of dollars — and it could potentially have wide-ranging implications industry-wide.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims Apple's dual-camera iPhone technology, deployed in smartphone models dating back to iPhone 7 Plus, infringes on a patent for enhancing digital photographic images using multiple lenses and sensors.
Early Monday, London's High Court shut down a representative action — or class action — suit against Google that alleged that the company had illegally collected users' internet habits for tailored advertising purposes from 5.4 million iPhone users.
The iPhone will not be subjected to an import ban to the United States, a judge for the U.S International Trade Commission presiding over the patent row between Apple and Qualcomm, despite determining Apple has likely infringed one of three Qualcomm patents at the center of the case.
Qualcomm is facing increased scrutiny in Europe, with more preliminary investigations being made against the company over antitrust issues, due to a complaint from Apple earlier this year that alleges Qualcomm is using patent lawsuits in Germany as a means to monopolize part of the iPhone supply chain.
The contents of a final judgement in the long-running patent case between non-practicing entity VirnetX and Apple have been unsealed, revealing that while both companies had motions denied by the court, VirnetX was granted only half the "sunset royalty" it demanded and was refused an embargo on sales and imports.
Apple and a number of other tech companies are being sued by a watchdog organization over claims of content censorship, following after President Donald Trump publicly accused online services of bias against republican news outlets and other publications.
An American Muslim woman has filed suit after, she claims, agents at Newark Airport took her iPhone after she refused to unlock it. At issue is data that she believes the agents copied and retained, including photos of her in "a state of undress."
A man from San Diego has launched a class action suit versus Google over the recent discovery that the company's iOS and Android apps continue to track a user's location even if Location History is disabled, calling the unwanted tracking a breach of the user's privacy.