Apple Inc.’s iPhone lost ground to Samsung Electronics Co. and Google Inc.’s Motorola in an annual study measuring the satisfaction of consumers, following a sales slowdown for the pioneering smartphone.
Apple Inc. is missing out on a chance to court as many as 2.8 billion new smartphone customers, many of them in Asia, as wireless-service providers balk at conditions imposed by the iPhone maker and drag their heels in signing on as partners.
President Barack Obama has sent two names to the U.S. Senate for confirmation for seats on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Washington-based court that hears appeals of patent cases, according to a government statement.
Macmillan, the last publisher left in a U.S. lawsuit alleging an e-books price-fixing conspiracy with Apple Inc., reached a settlement with the U.S., agreeing to void deals with retailers that restrict discounting.
Apple Inc.’s iPhone 4S barreled toward unit sales of up to 4 million this weekend, as the company’s carrier partner AT&T Inc. reported a record number of customers activating the device on its network.
Apple Inc.’s Eddy Cue, who took charge of map software last month, is racing to turn around the troubled service, firing a senior manager and urging partners to improve data amid an escalating rivalry with Google Inc.