In 2017, Apple sued Swatch for its “Tick different” ad campaign, which the Cupertino, California-based company said was a rip-off of its former “Think different” campaign. But a Swiss court has backed the watchmaker.Read More
Steve was out making some tax accountants rich today, so we have a short version of the AWT News Update for your listening pleasure:
- Swatch announces plans to create its own open-source smartwatch OS
- Get an iPhone 7 Plus "Retro Edition" for only $1,899! It looks surprisingly similar to many Apple products of the 1980s
- Alexa has sneaked onto your iPhone, provided you're using the Amazon app
A short update today after the rush of craziness from the iOS 10 upgrade yesterday.
- Swatch wins; iWatch will not be an Apple trademark, at least in the UK
- Apple Pay will be coming to Apple World Today soon
- A new keyboard from Logitech lets you prop up and type to both an iPhone and iPad Pro
- A shaky source says that Apple might manufacture as many as 100 million iPhone 7/7 Plus devices by year-end
Swiss watchmaker Swatch has successfully opposed Apple's registration of the trademark "iWatch" in the UK. The UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) upheld Swatch's oppositionSwatch Group AG took action against Apple for registering the "iWatch" as a trademark in 2014, according to the BBC News.Read More
Today was a rather slow news day, but here's what we dug up for you!
- Yahoo updated the Yahoo Weather app for iOS to provide near-term rain and snow alerts
- Swatch gets a Swiss Trademark for "one more thing". Jerks
- And a Think Different Thursday accessibility update from Alex Jurgensen, this week covering "LED flash for alerts"
Today in the world of Apple news:
- The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple Stores draw so many customers that they lift mall sales by an average of 10%, giving the company an advantage in negotiating mall rents
- Apple's battle with court-appointed antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich may be nearing a conclusion as the company goes to the Second US Court of Appeals for relief