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According to a report from The Wall Street Journal , Apple is “seeking to create a Pandora-rival custom radio service.” Citing “people familiar with the matter”, the Journal claims the service would work across Apple’s line of products — including Macs, the iPhone and the iPad — and possibly even on Windows PC’s.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice, a number of U.S. states, and authorities in several other countries announced that they were filing lawsuits against Apple and six book publishers, alleging anticompetitive behavior in shifting to an Apple-backed agency model in which publishers set retail pricing and retailers such as Apple receive a 30% commission on the sales price.
Following up on last month’s threat to file suit over the Apple-backed agency model of e-book pricing, the U.S. Department of Justice today sued Apple and a number of book publishers over the practice, Bloomberg briefly reports . Settlement talks had been ongoing , but Apple and the publishers were reportedly unwilling to meet the Department of Justice’s demands.
Earlier this week, we reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook has shown up in Beijing, posing for photos with customers at the company’s Xidan Joy City retail store as part of a trip to meet with unspecified “Chinese officials” as disclosed by an Apple spokesperson. Over the past several days, media reports have revealed that Cook has been meeting with several government officials in China, with IDG News Service reporting yesterday that Cook had met with Beijing mayor Guo Jinlong to discuss further cooperation. Beijing mayor Guo Jinlong, who met Cook on Monday afternoon, said he hoped Apple and Beijing could take further steps to deepen the company’s cooperation with the capital
Australian regulators had targeted Apple earlier today over the use of the term “4G” in advertising its new iPad. The issue stems from Apple’s use of “4G” in its marketing terms for the cellular-capable models of the new iPad, while 4G LTE compatibility is actually only offered in the United States and Canada due to differences in the frequency bands used for LTE in different countries. ABC News reports that Apple is now offering refunds to Australians who purchased the new iPad and felt misled by the “4G” advertising. The company says it will email purchasers offering a refund if they believe they have been misled. Clarifications will also be made at point of sale
Among the many topics related to charging, battery, and heat issues with the new iPad, observers have noted that the device continues to charge for up to an hour after the point at which the iPad reports a charge level of 100%. AllThingsD has now spoken with Apple’s Michael Tchao about the phenomenon, with Tchao noting that it is simply an effect of the same trickle charging feature that has always been included in iOS devices
Dow Jones reports on comments from Sprint Chief Financial Officer Joe Euteneuer indicating that the carrier would be free to launch an LTE-equipped iPhone should one be introduced by Apple as many expect to occur later this year. There had been speculation that Apple might keep an LTE iPhone off of Sprint given that the carrier is well behind AT&T and Verizon in its plans to roll out an LTE network as it transitions away from WiMAX as its “4G” technology. Sprint Chief Financial Officer Joe Euteneuer declined to say if Apple has such an iPhone planned. The carrier plans to introduce the 4G LTE network in only six cities by midyear
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australian regulators are taking action to address “misleading” marketing claims regarding the new iPad, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announcing that it will pursue injunctions, fines and other remedies in its case. The issue stems from Apple’s use of “4G” in its marketing terms for the cellular-capable models of the new iPad, while 4G LTE compatibility is actually only offered in the United States and Canada due to differences in the frequency bands used for LTE in different countries. “The ACCC alleges that Apple’s recent promotion of the new “iPad with WiFi + 4G” is misleading because it represents to Australian consumers that the product “iPad with WiFi + 4G” can, with a SIM card, connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia, when this is not the case.
Earlier this month, Apple announced that the winner of its 25 billion app countdown contest was Fu Chunli, a resident of Qingdao, China who was awarded an iTunes Store gift card valued at $10,000. Her milestone download was Disney’s Where’s My Water? Free .
The outside of the box said "Windows base machine or better", so I bought a Mac.