Tag Archive: Europe


Samsung Might Get Slapped With $15 Billion Fine For Trying To Ban Apple Sales In Europe

Apple and Samsung have been raging a legal war against each other across the globe. While Apple won a $ 1 billion lawsuit against Samsung in the U.S. earlier this year, the two giants have                                                                        [Read More…]

Samsung Drops Patent-Infringement Lawsuits Against Apple In Europe

Korean electronics giant Samsung has today announced that it will drop its patent-infringement lawsuits against Apple in Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The announcement comes just hours after Apple was denied its request to have 26 Samsung devices banned in the United States — though the two cases are unrelated.

Samsung said in a statement to The Verge today:

“Samsung remains committed to licensing  [Read More…]

iPhone 5 Will Work On International LTE Networks In Europe And Asia [Report]

We already know that the iPhone 5 will support faster 4G LTE networking, but details surrounding international availability have remained scarce. While it’s assumed that the iPhone 5 will support LTE speeds on U.S. carriers like AT&T and Verizon, accessing LTE on carriers in other continents is a whole other issue.

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the next iPhone will indeed support LTE on certain networks  [Read More…]

Did Apple Dodge A Powder Keg In Europe With Italian Warranty Case?

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Although many EU consumer laws already guarantee twice as much protection, Apple can continue to rip off customers there by selling AppleCare extended warranties. Lawyer Carlo Piana told Cult of Mac that although Apple lost its appeal over fines for unfair business practices in an Italian court, that probably wont affect Apples stance in the rest of the EU-27, although consumer laws are harmonized  [Read More…]

This Micro USB Adapter Might Just Prove Chinas More Important To Apple Than Europe

See that adapter in the picture above? Its an Apple 30 Pin Micro USB Adapter. And it might just prove that China is more important to Apple than Europe.   For the last few years, the European Union has been trying to (and recently succeeded in) pushing through a good intentioned but stupidly compromised law that would require all handset makers to end proprietary sync-and-charge cables and agree upon Micro  [Read More…]

Apple’s 12 Days of Christmas App Starts Giving Today (Canada and Europe Only)

Apple released their12 days of Christmas Appto Canada and most of Europe earlier this month (here’s the original story), with the intent of releasing free songs, videos, apps and books through the App for 12 days starting today. Im still a little perplexed that Apple isnt running this promotion in the U.S., especially since the app/promotion is in its 4th year of existence. Well the first day of Christmas includes a little Coldplay love. Those  [Read More…]

iTunes Match Finally Launches In The U.K., Australia & Europe Heres How To Get It Now

Apple is slowly rolling out international support for iTunes Match today, with the service appearing in the U.K., Australia, and parts of Europe. The music matching service has been exclusive to the U.S. since its launch earlier this fall, but it made its way to Brazil earlier this week. If you cant see it where you are, heres a handy tip to get it working. The service has already appeared  [Read More…]

Europe Wakes Up to Apple’s 12 Days of Christmas App

Christmas has come early for Europeans this week as Apple has released its 12 Days of Christmas App for our friends across the pond. The annual “12 Days of Christmas” iTunes Store holiday promotion bestows upon customers free content every day between the calendar dates of December 26th, 2011 to January 6th, 2012. “You and your friends can download a fantastic selection of songs, music videos, apps and books for free. Each download will only  [Read More…]

Europe Thinks App Stores Should Work Together To Stop Malware

Rival app stores should cooperate to improve the security of their downloads, an EU security agency advised. The security of apps should be as important as its functionality, the group argued Tuesday. Currently, there is no incentive for, example, Android developers to invest in a lot of security, because their apps will be listed with less secure apps that were developed in one day by amateurs, said Marnix Dekker, co-author of  [Read More…]

The Death of the iPod Classic Might Be Imminent As Shipping Times In Europe Slip

Apples been keeping the venerable iPod Classic on life support for years without changing a thing, but now, Apple Bitch says shipping times are starting to slip in Europe, implying a very uncharacteristic lack of availability for a very out-of-demand product. Does that mean Apples about to kill off the Classic once and for all? At the Classics current capacity, thered be no reason to keep it around anymore if  [Read More…]