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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, November 21, 2012


  • "Apple's Next Big Thing: There's some irony in the notion that the next big new thing for Apple isn't a long-rumored smart television or long-awaited touchscreen Macs or even lower-price iPhones or iPads. It's a business deal."  Forbes 10:48 AM
  • "Apple Tries Its Hand at Discounts, Refurbs: Apple has invested much of its resources into maintaining its status as a seller of premium products, so why would it suddenly start offering discounts and selling refurbished items on eBay? 'Apple recognizes that there is a buck or two to be made in this aftermarket and has taken the matter into its own hands to maximize takings,' said e-commerce consultant Rob Abdul. 'This is a multichannel strategy by Apple.'"  MacNewsWorld 8:30 AM
  • "Apple's iOS is 'The New Windows,' As MSFT Late to Tablets, Says UBS: UBS Securities's hardware analyst Steve Milunovich this morning opines that Apple's iOS software on its iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is 'the New Windows,' referring to the Microsoft operating system that dominates personal computers."  Barron's 11:34 AM
  • "Apple and HTC fine with showing license agreement to Samsung -- but not the royalty rate"  Foss Patents 8:24 AM
  • "Apple-HTC license agreement would terminate automatically after change of control" Foss Patents 9:27 AM
  • "Apple: Sure, here's the HTC patent pact. WITH numbers blanked out/Apple has told Samsung that it will provide a copy of its agreement with HTC to a US court, but only if it's heavily redacted and all monetary terms are blanked out." The Register 8:36 AM
  • "Judge: Samsung gets to view Apple-HTC settlement details" CNET News 8:21 PM
  • "Judge orders Apple to disclose details of HTC licensing deal" AppleInsider 8:46 PM
  • "Samsung looks to add iPad mini to upcoming patent infringement suit" AppleInsider 9:03 PM
  • "Jobs's Spaceship-Like Apple Offices to Arrive Later Than Planned" ["'They could conceivably break ground in 2013, but only if everything goes smoothly,' said David Brandt, Cupertino's city manager. That depends on the city council approving the project quickly, and on residents not filing legal challenges. 'The project is running a little bit slow.'"]  Bloomberg 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's new Spaceship campus set to open in 2016 as project experiences delays" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's Spaceship Campus Faces Delay, Won't Take Off Until 2016" TechCrunch 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's Campus 2 to open in 2016 following delays" Digital Trends 8:13 AM
  • "Apple's new spaceship HQ won't land before 2016" Fortune 9:40 AM
  • "Apple's Spaceship Campus Travels ... Into the Future!" Wired 3:21 PM
  • "Apple's planned headquarters delayed, won't open until 2016" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:18 AM
  • "NTSB drops BlackBerry in favor of iPhone" ["The iPhone 5 smartphone will replace the NTSB's existing BlackBerry devices, which 'have been failing both at inopportune times and at an unacceptable rate.' NTSB said in a justification of the intended purchase on the Federal Business Opportunities website, which requests bids for U.S. federal government work."] IDG News Service 8:13 AM
  • "BlackBerrys Crash Too Much for NTSB; Agency Shopping for iPhones" AllThingsD 8:13 AM
  • "US federal transport crash investigators ditch BlackBerry for iPhones" The Register 8:40 AM
  • "This Data From China Shows Why Apple Is Now Getting Its Butt Kicked In The Smartphone Market" Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "The iPhone Addressable Market" asymco 8:26 AM