Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) finished the week marginally down after the Company had been sued by HTC for infringing two patents relating to computer networks and desktop remote control management. The patent said that Apple had infringed the patents while developing its MacBook laptops and iPhones. HTC had acquired those two patents from Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) last year.
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The Company had also been ordered by a judge to advertise on its website and in various British newspapers that rival Samsung had not infringed any patents while developing its Galaxy tab. Samsung and Apple had been in patent infringement lawsuits since long and the case for which the ruling had been made against Apple was about certain design patents that Apple’s products had embedded in them. Apple sued Samsung for infringing the design patents while developing its galaxy tab.
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On Friday Apple had launched its latest version of iPad in China without any chaos. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight® camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. China is a key market for Apple and after the patents battle with Proview in China the Company finally launched its much awaited product in an organized and controlled manner.
Apple is also rumored to be developing the new version of its iPhone with a thinner screen. It is being said that the Company is integrating new technology which will integrate touch sensors into the LCD, making it unnecessary to have a separate touch-screen layer.