Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Royalties For Over $1 Billion

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Apple has filed suit against the world’s biggest chip maker and supplier company, Qualcomm, and suing it for over $ 1 billion, for “charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with”.  The suit follows the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit against Qualcomm earlier this week over unfair patent licensing practices.

The company said in its suit that Qualcomm should be paid royalties based on the value of its particular contribution, not for contributions from other patent holders. Currently, Qualcomm’s royalties are based off the selling price of a phone, rather than what portion Qualcomm’s technology enabled.

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Apple’s Team To Fly Down To India For Discussing Production & Factory Plans

 

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The Apple team is all set to meet the Indian Government officials next week to discuss and plan the setting up of the proposed production unit in Bangalore. They are flying down from the US to present the company’s case and to seek tax and revenue benefits from the government. Officials from various departments such as industry, revenue and information technology are expected to be present in the meeting that is to be held in New Delhi.

Apple is bound and determined to begin the assembly operations and hence full manufacture is set to begin by the end of next year. Read More

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Tim Cook Faces Salary Cut By 15% As iPhone Sales Shrink

CUPERTINO, CA - OCTOBER 27: Apple CEO Tim Cook waves after a product launch event on October 27, 2016 in Cupertino, California. Apple Inc. unveiled the latest iterations of its MacBook Pro line of laptops and TV app. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

The disappointing performance of the iPhone 7 sales and the near death of the iPad are the reason behind the pay cut of the top executives associated with Apple, including company CEO Tim Cook who faced a reduction in his incentive based salary by almost $1.5 million. For the first time after 2009, Apple missed its revenue and profit goals in 2016 and the weak performance took a toll on its top executives’ pay.

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Porche’s Technical Director Joins Apple

Rumors of Apple’s car initiative began back in early 2015 when a report claimed that Apple had been speculating the effort for quite some time. Steve Jobs himself admitted to considering building a car in 2008, but put the plans on hold to focus on development of the iPhone. Over the course of a few months, however, it’s been more clear that Apple is indeed working on a car of some sorts.

In the wake of reports that Apple has shifted its focus towards developing self-driving automotive software, Apple  the technical director of Porsche’s race car program earlier this year, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports car company’s victorious return to the Le Mans endurance race. Alexander Hitzinger is the latest auto specialist to be recruited by Apple as it explores building its own car.

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Why Tim Cook Said Development Of Apple Watch Took Three Years

apple watchIn his interview with Charlie Rose, Tim Cook spoke about something that Apple generally doesn’t speak on media platforms. According to John Gruber, Apple avoids discussions or statements on product development process as it doesn’t want the competition to know about Apple’s development cycle. But Tim Cook did speak about the time taken for the development of Apple Watch as he said, “We had an intense team working on this for three years”. Read More

Tim’s Note Remembers Steve On His Third Death Anniversary

steve jobsThe world’s most innovative company’s co-founder Steve Jobs passed away three years ago due to respiratory arrest related to pancreatic cancer. He was just 55 years old at the time of his death. Since the death anniversary falls on Sunday and some of the employees won’t be at work, Tim Cook sent out an email to Apple employees before the weekend. In the mail, Tim Cook shared some of his thoughts on Jobs’ undying influence on Apple’s products. Read More

Apple CEO Tim Cook Will Attend The WSJDLive

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This October The Wall Street Journal will host a technology conference WSJDLive which will be attended by many top executives, including Apple CEO Tim Cook. WSJDLive will start on 27th October and will continue until 29th October at Montage in Laguna Beach, CA. Former Wall Street employees, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, in the past hosted the ‘D conference’. WSJDLive seems to be a continuation of the D conference, as Mossberg and Swisher left to form a new company recode.net which hosts technology conference called ‘Code Conference’. The last code conference was held in May and was attended by Apple executives besides many other company executives. Read More

Tim Cook Writes About Apple’s Privacy Policy

timcookAfter a recent interview with Charlie Rose where CEO Tim Cook discussed Apple’s privacy policy along with other things, he has published a letter on Apple’s website. The letter talks about Apple’s commitment to provide privacy and security to users data on iOS and Mac devices besides iCloud.

“Security and privacy are fundamental to the design of all our hardware, software, and services, including iCloud and new services like Apple Pay,” Cook writes in the letter. Read More

Tim Cook Discusses Privacy, Diversity And Apple’s Philosophy

In the second part of a two part–interview of Apple CEO Tim Cook by Charlie Rose, Cook spoke about Apple, its values and privacy. Cook talks about Apple’s policy regarding the privacy of user data; he understands the fact that people “have a right to privacy.” According to him, Apple just picks up a very small set of data from users and almost all of it is encrypted. Read More