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Apple takes leap into new iCloud services

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has interrupted his medical leave to unveil a free service called iCloud that stores music, photos and other content on the Web and shares it across multiple devices. “We’re going to move the digital hub to the cloud,” the 56-year-old Jobs…

Three dead in Chinese iPad factory explosion

BEIJING — The death toll from a blast at a Foxconn factory in China, reportedly in a building where Apple’s iPad 2 was being made, rose to three Sunday after a seriously injured worker died, state media said. Two workers were initially killed and 16 injured in the explosion on…

iPad brawl in Beijing Apple store leaves four injured

BEIJING (AFP) – Four people were taken to hospital and a glass door smashed as a near-riot broke out at Beijing’s top Apple store among crowds rushing to snap up the popular iPad 2 tablet computer, according to state press. Angry consumers began rushing the store on Saturday afternoon after…

Samsung countersues Apple over iPhone, iPad

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co has filed patent lawsuits against Apple over the U.S. firm’s iPhone and iPad in a tit-for-tat case after Apple claimed Samsung’s smartphones and tablets “slavishly” copied its products. Apple filed a lawsuit last Friday alleging Samsung violated patents and trademarks of its iPhone and…

Apple sues Samsung, says stop copying us

SAN FRANCISCO/SEOUL (Reuters)- Apple Inc sued Samsung Electronics claiming the South Korean firm’s Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets “slavishly” copies the iPhone and iPad, according to court papers, a move analysts say is aimed at keeping its close rivals at bay. Apple is one participant in a web of litigation among phone makers and software firms…

Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ life story due in 2012

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs will allow best-selling author Walter Isaacson, who chronicled the lives of Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, to publish his biography next year. The Silicon Valley icon, who has battled a rare form of pancreatic cancer and undertook a liver transplant in 2009, granted exclusive interviews to the biographer over…

Apple delays iPad 2 release in Japan

NEW YORK – Apple said Tuesday that it was delaying next week’s release of the iPad 2 in Japan because of the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the country. “We are delaying the launch of the iPad 2 in Japan while the country and our teams focus on the recovery…

Apple sold close to 1 million iPad 2s in weekend: analysts

Apple sold close to 1 million iPad 2s in weekend: analysts (Reuters) – Analysts expect Apple Inc to have sold close to a million iPad 2 tablet computers on its debut weekend — significantly more than the first iPad, which went on sale last April. “We would not be surprised…

McCain claims iPad, iPhone are made in US

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) believes Americans should buy products made in the US, but he seems a bit confused about what those products might be. In an interview with ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Sunday, the senior senator from Arizona incorrectly declared that Apple’s iconic iPhone and iPad products were made in…

Apple gets set to unveil new iPad

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – More than a year after igniting the tablet computing craze, Apple Inc was preparing to unveil the second version of its blockbuster iPad on Wednesday — possibly minus lead showman Steve Jobs. Plenty has changed over the course of the year. Credited with creating a whole…

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