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Power button class action suit for iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 will be heard on Oct. 25

04/24/2019, 01:04 pm

A class action lawsuit against Apple concerning sleep/wake button issues with the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 is going to be heard in a Californian court, with the lawyers bringing the lawsuit against the iPhone producer putting out a call for potentially affected device owners ahead of the October trial.

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Apple loses bid to deny Swatch Australian 'one more thing' trademark

04/22/2019, 08:04 am

Apple has been handed a defeat in court by watch producer Swatch in court for a second time in a month, as the iPhone producer failed to convince the Australian Trade Marks Office that Swatch should be denied a trademark for "One More Thing," a phrase synonymous with Apple events and Steve Jobs.

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What to expect from the Apple versus Qualcomm 'no license, no chips' trial

04/13/2019, 10:04 am

After a year of maneuvering. Apple and Qualcomm are set to face off in Judge Gonzalo Curiel's courtroom starting on Tuesday afternoon. AppleInsider breaks down the developments of the last year, leading up to the trial.

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Apple's 'Think Different' court clash ends in Swatch's favor

04/02/2019, 07:04 am

Apple has been handed a defeat in Switzerland's court system, and Swatch will not be penalized for similarities between a "Tick different" smartwatch ad, and Apple's classic "Think Different" slogan.

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Apple gets foreign contractors improper visa lawsuit dismissed

03/13/2019, 08:03 am

Judge Lucy Koh has dismissed a lawsuit against Apple over allegations it abused the visa system to save money, by reportedly bringing Indian contractors to the United States under the wrong visa program.

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Niantic agrees to change Pokemon Go locations in trespassing lawsuit settlement

02/15/2019, 01:02 pm

Game studio Niantic has settled a lawsuit surrounding the popular iOS game Pokemon Go, pending judicial review, a suit where property owners complained about players of the hit title causing a nuisance in physical locations designated as Pokestops and Pokemon Gyms.

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Apple sued over faulty iPad battery behind 2017 lethal apartment fire in New Jersey

02/15/2019, 10:02 am

A lawsuit has accused Apple of being responsible for the death of a man in New Jersey in 2017, following a fire caused by a faulty battery pack in an iPad, with the suit alleging the tablet was "unreasonably dangerous and unsafe" due to having "defects in its design."

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Apple being sued because two-factor authentication on an iPhone or Mac takes too much time

02/09/2019, 02:02 pm

A class action suit has been filed that accuses Apple's two-factor authentication of being too disruptive to users, taking too much time out of a user's day when it is needed, and abusive since it can't be rolled back to a less safe login method after 14 days.

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Lawsuit claims Apple's iOS updates in 2016 forced customers to buy new iPhone chargers

02/05/2019, 10:02 am

A new attempted class action lawsuit claims Apple is forcing owners of iOS devices to repeatedly buy new chargers by updating the iPhones with new requirements, after a user found her old charger suddenly stopped functioning properly with her iPhone.

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Apple compares iOS updates to kitchen renovations in motion to dismiss iPhone slowdown lawsuit

01/30/2019, 08:01 am

Apple cannot be liable for slowing down iPhones via iOS updates, according to a motion to dismiss a lawsuit concerning efforts to prolong an iPhone's battery life by reducing its performance, with the company arguing the suit is the equivalent of suing a building contractor for upgrading a kitchen.

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Qualcomm versus US FTC 'no license, no chips' antitrust trial wraps up

01/30/2019, 07:01 am

The United States Federal Trade Commission and Qualcomm have both presented closing arguments over the contentious 'no license no chips' policy -- and the ultimate ruling will alter the trajectory of Apple's legal battle with the chip manufacturer.

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Apple sued over Bluetooth communications in devices going back to iPhone 3GS

01/24/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple has become the target of a new lawsuit from Rembrandt Wireless Technologies over infringement claims on two patents related to Bluetooth, following after a successful case where Samsung was ordered to pay $11.1 million in a similar lawsuit.

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Apple settles Apple Watch heart rate sensor lawsuit with biometrics firm Valencell

01/22/2019, 07:01 am

Apple has settled a lawsuit with biometrics firm Valencell claiming the iPhone producer infringed patents relating to sensing technology, one that accused Apple of acquiring data on its technology during the development of the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor.

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Qualcomm points to innovation costs as shield to FTC's antitrust claims

01/16/2019, 09:01 am

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has rested its case against Qualcomm, with the chip maker saying that innovation is expensive, and its licensing practices are justified based on that alone.

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German court finds Apple iPhone doesn't infringe on Qualcomm patent in second case

01/15/2019, 06:01 am

A Mannheim, Germany judge has tossed one of the myriad cases between Apple and Qualcomm, declaring that the iPhone isn't violating one of Qualcomm's power management patents.

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Apple tried to use Qualcomm modems in the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, but was refused

01/14/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams testified on Monday that both the iPhone XR, and iPhone XS family were supposed to have modems from both Qualcomm and Intel, but Qualcomm refused to sell the company chips for the new models.

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5G iPhone might have Samsung or MediaTek modems, says Apple's Tony Blevins

01/11/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple has considered the possibility of using modems from Samsung and MediaTek in its future 5G devices, testimony at a US Federal Trade Commission trial with Qualcomm reveals, with an Apple executive confirming there is a possibility of the two companies providing modems for the forthcoming 2019 iPhone refresh.

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Qualcomm fires back at Tim Cook, calls lack of settlement commentary 'misleading'

01/09/2019, 08:01 am

Qualcomm says that Apple CEO Tim Cook is being 'misleading' when he commented that there have not been any recent settlement discussions over the pending iPhone modem court case.

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Apple's $145M payout to WiLAN in patent infringement case slashed to $10M

01/07/2019, 01:01 pm

A verdict against Apple in a patent infringement lawsuit has been slashed by a judge, with the original award of $145 million to WiLAN cut down to just $10 million by a California court on Thursday.

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New lawsuit alleges MagSafe spark ignited oxygen unit

01/02/2019, 08:01 pm

A new lawsuit has been filed against Apple after a MagSafe Adapter allegedly sparked and ignited a customer's oxygen tank.

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