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What the iPhone of the future might look like

Lifelike renders based on patents filed by Apple and the ever effusive rumor mill give us a clue as to what a future iPhone — perhaps the iPhone 6 or 7 — might look like.

April 9, 2013

German iPhone, iPad sales temporarily banned

Apple was forced to remove several iOS devices from sale on its German online store on Thursday as a result of its patent battles with Motorola.The iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and 3G iPads are currently not available from the company's web store in Germany following a ruling in favour of Motorola relating to FRAND-pledged patents declared essential to 3G standards.

February 3, 2012 by

Apple loses patent suit against Motorola in Germany

A regional German court has ruled that Apple products, including the iPhone and iPad, infringe on GPRS patents held by Motorola Mobility.The ruling was issued on Friday by the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany and is one of a number of patent disputes between the two companies.

December 9, 2011 by

Samsung 3G suits lead to EU investigation

The European Commission has confirmed it is investigating Samsung over its global lawsuits against Apple for the infringement of industry-standard 3G patents in the iPhone 4S.

November 6, 2011

Apple eyes $1bn outlay into Sharp for iPad screens

iPhone and iPad maker Apple is likely to invest around $1bn (£609m) in a LCD-making plant operated by Sharp, according to a display industry analyst.The predicted move, borne out by unnamed sources quoted by Reuters, would come as Apple is fighting a court battle with key supplier Samsung over patents.

August 17, 2011 by

To NFC or not to NFC?

Apple filed two NFC-related patents in the past three years, but it hasn't used it in any products to date. Should Apple put NFC chips into the next iPhone? Strong cases can be made either way.

May 22, 2011 by

Apple sues Nokia over touchscreen-scrolling patent

Apple has filed lawsuit against Nokia in the UK for alleged patent infringement, this time focusing on a patent related to scrolling, according to online reports.The iPhone maker filed the suit in the High Court in London on Tuesday alleging that one of the patents — that covers the way scrolling works in touchscreen handsets — in a lawsuit brought by Nokia against Apple in Germany is invalid, according a report by Bloomberg.

January 21, 2011 by

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