The iPhone and iPad are two popular devices in New Jersey. In fact, one would be hard pressed to go anywhere in public without seeing someone using one of the devices. This popularity was something that Apple worked hard to achieve. The process of developing such a long-lasting product trend took years and involved extensive market research before releasing the iPhone in 2007 and the iPad later in 2010.
If you're a New Jersey technology junkie, you probably fall into one of two camps: You either love all things Mac-related, or you find Apple's products to be overpriced and overrated. If you're in the first category, you won't be surprised that Apple Inc., one of technology's largest companies, is proving tough to beat in court with its latest victory in the Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. case.
A recent business move by both Apple and Google toward purchasing a great deal of technology patents has alerted the attention of the Department of Justice. According to a recent article in the International Business Times by James Lee Phillips, the U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating possible antitrust issues with Apple and Google in this potential purchase.
Apple Inc. is being sued by consumers over problems with its latest iPhone. The iPhone 4 was released June 24 and consumers soon complained that calls were dropped or reception was weakened when users placed a palm over the lower left corner of the device. Apple has acknowledged the glitch and recommends that owners of iPhones buy a case to cover the area and solve the problem. Apple sells its own case called a "bumper" in six colors for $29. The consumers who have filed lawsuits claim that Apple engaged in unfair business practices and false and misleading advertising by releasing the iPhone 4 when they likely knew of the problem.