Forbids lawyers from trying to make patent case an Apple-Android "popularity contest"
FORTUNE -- If you're following the smartphone patent wars and have never run into Judge Richard A. Posner before, you're in for a treat.
The federal judge who drew Apple v. Motorola is one of America's most respected -- and outspoken -- jurists. He's had a hand in everything from the Microsoft antitrust trial to the Monica Lewinsky case. He MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 2, 2012 11:21 AM ET
The iPhone's "buzz" got a bump after Apple started using celebrities in its Siri ads
FORTUNE -- Some purists used the fact that Apple (AAPL) had replaced the always appealing but generally anonymous faces in its TV ads with a couple of Hollywood celebrities -- Zooey Deschanel and Samuel L. Jackson -- as evidence that the company had gone to hell without Steve Jobs at the helm. (See Siri takes a star turn.)
But MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 16, 2012 7:56 AM ET
Among the major vendors, Samsung captured 26%, HTC took 1%, and the rest lost money
FORTUNE -- Asymco's Horace Dediu on Thursday updated his quarterly review of mobile phone profits, and the news for everyone but Apple (AAPL) and Samsung is not good.
Apple is in roughly the same position it was last quarter, with an 8.8% share of the market in terms of units shipped (according to IDC) and a share MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 3, 2012 7:48 AM ET
Six months after its release, 56% of future smartphone buyers say they're getting Apple's
The 4,413 consumers polled in ChangeWave Research's March survey are not exactly a representative cross-section of the buying public. They're primarily American (87%) and almost all early-adopter types. But as ChangeWave members they do tend to indicate which way the technological wind is blowing.
And according the bar chart above, it's blowing Apple's (AAPL) way. Despite growing competition MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 11, 2012 12:15 PM ET
Just in time for this week's Mobile World Congress, a snapshot of where the money goes
To get a sense of what Apple's (AAPL) competitors are up against in Barcelona this week as they unveil their new mobile phone models for the 2012 season, consider the relative size of the solid color profit (and loss) bars in the chart above.
It's the money shot in a series of eye-opening graphs that the inimitable Horace MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 27, 2012 7:24 AM ET
The Samsung Moment? The Motorola Cliq? The HTC Magic? The BlackBerry Tour?
Maybe I don't spend enough time shopping for Google (GOOG) Android phones, but I always get a kick out of the Top 20 Mobile Phone lists -- measured by ad impressions -- that Millennial Media posts each year.
In the 2011 report issued Thursday there weren't many surprises at the top of the list.
Apple's (AAPL) iPhone, the No. 1 best MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 24, 2012 10:24 AM ET
Motorola Mobility (and Google) give Cupertino a taste of its own patent medicine
Following a loss three weeks ago in Germany's Mannheim Regional Court, Apple (AAPL) late Thursday informed German iPhone customers that e-mail would no longer be "pushed" to their phones -- BlackBerry style -- through their iCloud or MobileMe services.
Pending Apple's appeal, which could take months, iPhone users in Germany will have to retrieve their e-mail the old-fashioned way: by MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 24, 2012 7:15 AM ET
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"We are working as hard as ever this year to deliver an incredible year and some products that will blow your mind." -- CEO Tim Cook at Apple's annual shareholder meeting
* Apple (AAPL) has acquired the app search and discovery engine Chomp. The Chomp team and technology will MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 24, 2012 3:30 AM ET
Nightline to air its special after the kids are asleep Tuesday at 11:35 p.m. ET and PT
Four years ago, when I first starting writing about Foxconn, it was almost impossible to get a photo of the factory workers who assemble 40% of the world's electronic devices.
Now, 18 suicides, two fatal explosions, an off-Broadway show and a New York Times exposé later, Foxconn has opened the factory where Apple's (AAPL) iPads MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 20, 2012 12:01 PM ET
Seeks billions in damages and an injunction against the flagship Android 4.0 phone
One measure of how quickly events are unfolding in the smartphone patent wars is the number of typos appearing in Florian Mueller's FOSS Patents dispatches. The German-born blogger's coverage of the "thermonuclear war" Steve Jobs promised to unleash against Google's (GOOG) Android operating system are closely read by all sides in the cross-continental disputes, and lately he's hardly had MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 12, 2012 3:42 AM ET
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