On Tuesday, the US federal jury in Texas ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million dollars in damages, after Apple’s digital media distribution services, such as iTunes, were found to be infringing upon three patents held by the licensing firm Smartflash.
With Apple stock hitting a new high of $133 at the closing bell on Monday, rocketed the company up 2.7% on the day to grow their market capitalization to just under $775 billion, doubling the size of the second-largest publicly traded U.S. company Exxon Mobil.
Recently, as part of JP Morgan Chase’s 2015 Investor Day on Tuesday, the bank went over a lot of numbers and statistics coinciding with their credit card business, it has provisioned over one million wallets on Apple’s new mobile payment service ‘Apple Pay’.
On Tuesday, Apple was granted the patent for item No. 8,965,349, for an “Interactive application sharing” project.
This new mobile data sharing app will allow for real time sharing and interaction during FaceTime calls. Apple has pointed out that current devices, such as the iPhone and iPad already have data sharing abilities, but they say that there are a number of obstacles to share information smoothly.
On Tuesday, financial service corporation and credit card issuer ‘Visa’ simply noted that they will release tokenization technology in Europe, which will be landing around mid-April. This move is said to speed up the arrival of Apple Pay and other new contactless payment services to the continent.
Based on the post from the KoreaTimes.co.kr, they claim that Apple has been recruiting electronic experts that used to work for Samsung Electronics.What Apple is doing with the Samsung engineers or if they even hired them is currently unknown. However, it is rumored that the new employees will be working and supplying Apple with the new iPhone 6s DRAM “A9″ processor chip.
For those wondering if you will only get the Apple Watch case as a standalone, we can assure you that Apple Watches will sell with a strap connected to the actual watch case. However, Apple will also offer separate bands that can be bought as a separate replacement accessory at launch to add a bit more personal customization.
Apple recently seeded iOS 8.3 beta 2 for developers, and is available to download over-the-air or from the Developer Center. Along with the iOS software, Apple has also seeded Xcode 6.3 beta 2 with Swift 1.2 for developers to begin using with their apps and a new beta for the Apple TV.
Recently added, a handful of new locations were brought to the 3D Flyover feature in Apple’s iOS and OS X Maps applications. The new locations include ten new places like: Idaho in the United Sates, Venice, Italy, and other cities around the world.