Apple’s retired legal chief further confirms Apple has ‘never heard of’ these Chinese server spies

Over the past day or so, Bloomberg reported that some of Apple’s servers were compromised by way of a third-party implementing micro chips, and sending data back to China. Apple came back with a strong response noting that it was never made aware of such accusations nor did it have any ongoing investigations with the […]

Apple Music, Beats under legal attack over third-party licensing practices

A musician apparently disgruntled at how Beats Music and Apple Music has handled its streaming obligations is looking to fire up a class action suit, and is accusing Apple of intentionally deleting records and under-counting downloads and streams in order to pay artists less — or not at all. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

This week on AI: Qualcomm legal battle heats up, Imagination row continues, ‘iPhone 8’ rumors abound and more

This week was relatively slow in terms of major Apple developments, allowing a few minor "iPhone 8" rumors to bubble to the surface. The biggest developments related to Apple’s ongoing legal battles with Imagination and Qualcomm, the latter of which filed a U.S. ITC request to block imports of iPhones not using its technology. AppleInsider […]

Apple Watch latest target in Uniloc’s quickly growing legal barrage against Apple

Notorious non-practicing entity Uniloc continued its legal attack against Apple on Friday with a new filing claiming infringement of three related patents covering motion tracking, or more specifically technology applicable to fitness devices like Apple Watch. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Australian banks eliminate fee demands, focus legal assault on opening up Apple Pay NFC tech

The four Australian banks at the core of the ongoing debate about opening up Apple Pay in the country have narrowed down their demands after being snubbed by the country’s competition regulator, and are now solely focusing on opening access to iPhone and Apple Watch NFC technology. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Tim Cook says he’s open to settling Qualcomm lawsuit, but expects a lengthy legal battle

One of the more pressing questions during Apple’s earning call earlier this afternoon centered on the company’s current litigation battle with Qualcomm. Toni Sacconaghi of Bernstein pressed Tim Cook for comments on Apple’s decision to sue Qualcomm, bringing up a past instance of Cook saying that he hated litigation: “I’ve always hated litigation, and I […]

Qualcomm to continue supplying Apple with chips despite $1B lawsuit, considering legal rebuttal

Qualcomm is expected to continue supplying modems and other components to Apple despite facing a $ 1 billion lawsuit over patent royalties and a related U.S. Federal Trade Commission action involving the Cupertino tech giant, according to a report on Monday, AppleInsider – Frontpage News

FBI Looking Into ‘Legal and Technical Options’ for Entering Another Terrorist’s iPhone

A new case might lead the FBI and Apple into another fight over security and privacy on smartphones, following a confirmation yesterday by FBI special agent Rich Thorton that the FBI has the iPhone of Dahir Adan in its possession (via Wired). Adan was the culprit behind the stabbing of 10 people in a Minnesota […]