Apple marks fall of Berlin Wall anniversary with special tribute on German Apple?com

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and Apple is honoring the day with a message on the German Apple.com homepage. Apple CEO Tim Cook has also taken to Twitter to remember the day. more… The post Apple marks fall of Berlin Wall anniversary with special tribute on German Apple?com […]

Apple Reportedly Running Secret Car Lab in German Capital

Apple is operating a secret vehicle research and development lab in the heart of Berlin, claims a report published in a German news outlet this morning. According to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (also known as F.A.Z.), Apple’s clandestine facility employs between 15 and 20 “top class” men and women from the German automotive industry, with backgrounds […]

German court rules against Apple in patent suit with OpenTV over streaming technologies

Reuters reports this evening that a German court has ruled against Apple in a case centered around video streaming patents owned by OpenTV. Kudelski’s OpenTV unit originally sued Apple over the patents in 2014, alleging that Apple was infringing on its patents with streaming technologies used in iOS, OS X, iAds, the App Store, iTunes, and […]

German court says ‘swipe-to-unlock’ not sophisticated enough to be awarded patent protection

Germany’s top civil court today has ruled against Apple in a case pertaining to the company’s swipe-to-unlock input method. Judges in the case explained that swipe-to-unlock is not sophisticated enough to be awarded patent protection. This ruling falls in line with a similar ruling that favored Motorola back in 2013 (via Bloomberg). Swipe-to-unlock was not an invention […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook visiting famous German BILD newsroom today

via @BILD As Tim Cook honors what would have been Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday, the Apple CEO has been spotted in Berlin, Germany. Specifically, Cook has made an appearance at the newsroom of BILD (Bild-Zeitung), the famous German newspaper, alongside the publication’s editors-in-chief Kai Diekmann and Julian Reichelt. Notably, BILD the newspaper is a sister publication to […]