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Cisco, Apple bury iPhone hatchet

Late Wednesday, networking giant Cisco and computer company Apple announced that they have resolved their dispute over ownership of the “iPhone” trademark. Under the agreement, both companies will share ownership of the “iPhone” trademark and will be free to use it on their products throughout the world. As a result, both companies acknowledge the trademark […]

Cisco gives Apple more time on iPhone spat

Cisco issued a brief statement Thursday evening, saying it had given Apple more time to respond to its lawsuit over the iPod maker’s alleged infringement of its “iPhone” trademark. Apple was originally given until February 15 to respond. In a statement released in January, Cisco said it had filed a lawsuit in the US District […]

Jobs upsets the DRM applecart

Steve Jobs, chief executive of Apple, called on the big four record labels to abolish Digital Rights Management (DRM) for portable devices on Tuesday. Speaking candidly in a statement on the Apple website, Jobs conceded that DRM, the method music retailers use to protect tunes from being illegally copied, “haven’t worked, and may never work, […]

Apple, Cisco back in iPhone talks

It looked as though Apple and Cisco were back on speaking terms on Thursday, with a joint announcement coming from the companies regarding the licensing of the “iPhone” trademark. “Apple and Cisco have agreed to extend the time for Apple to respond to the lawsuit to allow for discussions between the companies with the aim […]

iPhone turned down by Verizon?

A rumour doing the rounds on the internet on Tuesday morning suggests that US operator Verizon Wireless turned down an exclusive deal on the Apple iPhone two years ago. Whether or not it is true, the suggestion raises some interesting points about the way things might have been. Apparently the second placed US carrier decided […]

LG launches iPhone-like Prada phone

Hot on the heels of Apple’s iPhone, South Korean vendor LG Electronics officially unveiled the distinctly similar looking KE850 on Thursday. LG has teamed up with fashion house Prada on the branding of the device, which looks to be an evolution of its highly successful Chocolate phone. Images of the KE850 had been leaked prior […]

Apple to rake in 50% margin on iPhone

Apple is expected to generate around a 50 per cent gross margin on the iPhone, generating a healthy profit for both the Californian gadget maker and operator partner Cingular Wireless. Figures published on Thursday by market research firm iSuppli estimate that the 4GB version of the Apple iPhone will carry a $229.85 hardware bill of […]

Touchscreens all the rage

Apple’s iPhone may be the world’s most talked about handset at present, but one of its most prominent features – the touchscreen – is far from unique. In fact, touchscreens seem to be all the rage these days. On Tuesday, Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo, unveiled its own touchscreen device, the D800iDS, which with its white […]

Apple in more iPhone legal wrangling

Apple is understood to have unleashed its lawyers over the weekend, targeting mobile developer sites posting details on how to hack handsets to look like the iPhone. In the wake of Apple’s unveiling of the device, a number of websites catering to the developer community have published files and instructions on how to modify the […]

Apple shuts door on Cisco

It has emerged that Apple’s closed door policy is at the root of the company’s fall out with “iPhone” trademark holder Cisco. Mark Chandler, Cisco’s SVP and general counsel, claims that Apple terminated discussions over the licensing of the trademark when Cisco asked for interoperability between the two companies devices. Apple has traditionally operated in […]

Cisco sues Apple over iPhone trademark

On Wednesday morning we reported that Cisco, the owner of the “iPhone” trademark, was waiting for Apple to return a contract covering its usage of the brand. By late Wednesday night the deal appeared to have gone sour and Cisco has now set its legal team on the iPod maker. In a statement released late […]

Nokia dubs iPhone ‘interesting’

A senior figure at Finnish mobile giant, Nokia, has dubbed Apple’s iPhone “interesting” but with limited sales potential. In an interview with Finnish business daily Taloussanomat, Nokia’s head of multimedia, Anssi Vanjoki is quoted as saying: “It is quite an interesting product but it is lacking a few essential features, such as 3G, which would […]

At last, the iPhone cometh

Apple shocked probably a good portion of the mobile industry on Tuesday evening when it ended months of speculation and rumour with the unveiling of the iPhone. Naysayers were forced to eat their words [this reporter included] as head honcho, Steve Jobs, took the wraps off the gadget at the packed-to-the-rafters, MacWorld Expo in San […]

Under the hood of the iPhone

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs may have got the masses salivating with early images of the iPhone on Tuesday but the technical spec is providing more questions than answers. There is no doubt that for a device that is a combined iPod/web browser/phone, Apple has packed in as much fancy kit as it was able. […]

Apple, Cisco to do deal over “iPhone” trademark

Later on Wednesday Apple and networking giant Cisco are expected to announce an agreement on the Californian computer company’s licensing of the “iPhone” trademark. Apple wowed the mobile world on Tuesday with the unveiling of the gadgety goodness that is the iPhone, Apple’s much hyped music player/web browser/phone combo. But Cisco had rained on Apple’s […]

Analyst comments stir up iPhone rumours… again

An analyst has said that Apple is working on not one but two iPhones, prompting a resurgence in rumours predicting doom for traditional mobile phone makers. Shaw Wu, a Wall Street analyst with American Technology Research wrote in a research paper this month that the firm’s second phone will have IM (instant Messaging) capability and […]

Has Apple started iPhone production?

Rumours of an Apple-made mobile phone, commonly referred to as the iPhone, have been running hot and cold for months but Chinese-language newspaper the Commercial Times broke the strongest report yet that the appearance of such a device is imminent. In an article published Wednesday, the newspaper claimed that inside sources at Hon Hai Precision, […]

Nokia claims lead in music phone sales

iPods are out and mobiles with built-in music capability are the new thing, according to Nokia which reckons sales of MP3 phones far outstrip shipments of dedicated MP3 music players. The Finnish manufacturer said in an interview with Reuters that it was selling “huge amounts” of MP3 phones and predicted it will sell around 80 […]

Apple iFone almost ready?

The rumour mill is grinding again and the internet is abuzz with speculation that the unveiling of Apple’s long awaited iPod phone, or iFone, is imminent. What we know is that Apple has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday September 12 in London, with similar events presumably taking place around the world. The topic of […]

Apple, Google join mobile standards group

The Khronos Group, an industry consortium focused on the creation of open standards, has announced that Apple, Dell and Google are amongst the latest companies to join the group. Khronos aims to define open standards for the authoring and acceleration of dynamic media on a range of platforms including embedded systems and mobile phones. Jon […]

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