Every week, makes news with technology developments, business deals and, more often than not, controversies.
That’s where our weekly "Core Bytes" column on Apple comes in. We’ll relay the past week’s news highlights from our favorite backyard tech giant.
Apple asked the U.S. Appeals Court to halt sales of Samsung devices it contends are copycats of the iPhone and iPad. The company is challenging a trial judge’s December decision to allow Galaxy tablets and phones to remain on the market while a patent infringement case is in progress. A new trial—deciding if Samsung has copied the look and feel of Apple’s tablet—will begin in a San Francisco court July 30.
New "Resolutionary" iPad users, have you had trouble connecting to wireless networks on the device? Apparently several people have: Apple received a slew of reports taking issue with the iPad’s speed and even inability to tap into local networks. It is investigating the issue and, in the meantime, telling AppleCare to replace the affected units.
Apple computers are famous for being hard to hack. Yet more than 600,000 of them running on Mac 0S software were successfully hacked this week, which security analysts say is proof more people are trying to spread malware into the devices.
Rumor has it that an Ivy Bridge-powered iMac—replete with Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 processors—will make their big debut this June. The chips alone are expected to launch later this month on April 29.
Apple devices may soon be able to be wirelessly charged—even while in their packaging at the store—according to a recently published patent, “Active Electronic Media Packaging.” In addition to guaranteeing a full battery on purchase, this would mean that new data could be transferred into the devices.
Business Deals and Developments
Foxconn, the Apple manufacturer notorious for its reportedly poor working conditions and low wages, will soon be upping the salaries of its employees. The company did not report an exact amount, but called the increase—coming in July—“significant.”
Apple joined the likes of Sony and Microsoft in an online gaming safety initiative this week. Dubbed “Operative: Game Over” the companies are working to remove registered sex offender from its networks in New York State.