The Apple TV continues to gain traction despite little effort from Apple. On today's financial earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple has sold 20 million Apple TV boxes. By the end of 2013, the company had sold approximately 10 million Apple TV units. The product is clearly on-pace for a killer year even with new offerings from Amazon and Roku. Read More
Apple has been ‘pulling the string’ on the Apple TV for seven years now. Think about that one for a minute, it’s had a set-top box since before the iPhone.
During that time, the landscape of online video entertainment has completely changed, largely as a result of the iPhone, iPad and iTunes Store.
Apple has WON BIG in the Apple/Samsung IP lawsuit. The judge basically gave everything Apple wanted. Samsung was found to be infringing several of Apple's patents and designs. In addition, Samsung now has to pay Apple over $1 Billion. Samsung lost completely. Apple was found to be infringing ZERO ZERO ZERO patents of Samsung which is quite surprising.
Apple just reversed its slide, if you can call it that.
After three quarters in a row of slowing sales growth, Apple's September quarter - reported this afternoon - shows a modest re-acceleration. See Matthew Panzarino's post for the financial big picture, and Chris Velazco's for the product-by-product details.
Now for the charts.
Apple and Samsung’s litigation continues as Apple demands $2.525 billion from Samsung due to previous patent infringements. Foss Patents did a unit cost breakdown on how much money Apple is actually requesting.
As Samsung continues to defend itself in its legal battle with Apple, it continues to find reasons why Apple may not have such legitimate patents after all. Expert witness Dr. Andries van Dam, a faculty member at Brown University highlighted several reasons why Apple’s ’381 bounce-back patent is invalid.