Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Round-up : Samsung Sues, iPad Mini This Month and More

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is used to being in the news and it has been more so recently, after the release of its new iPhone.

Here's a quick round-up of the latest events in the life of the Cupertino company.

Barely has the dust been settling down over the brouhaha created over its Apple maps and the glitches in its new operating system, Apple has been sued by its bitter rival Samsung.

On Tuesday, the Korean electronics company filed a suit in a California court over its iPhone 5 alleging patent infringements related to the use of wireless technologies, especially long term evolution or LTE.

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The Korean handset maker had earlier warned that it would take Apple to court if the iPhone 5 was seen to be using LTE networks. In its application Samsung said that the phone violated eight patents relating to the technology.

There is some good news for Apple loyalists. Adoring to various reports, the company may be ready to unveil its rumoured iPad Mini on October 17 and be ready to retail it on store shelves on November 2.

While these are the most specific dates yet to be set down so far, there are very little details about the product itself, which is shrouded in mystery.

There have been reports of a 7.5 inch screen, making it larger than the current Google Nexus and Amazon's Kindle Fire HD.

We'll just have to wait and see it for ourselves.

And now there is yet more anticipation, this time for Apple investors. The company will be announcing its fourth quarter results on October 25 and also release the sale of the iPhone 5 so far.

CEO Tim Cook will be holding a conference with analysts at 5 p.m. EDT.

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