Remains of the Day: All work and no play
Samsung doesn’t get to play with future Apple products, Taiwanese manufacturers are getting pretty familiar with Amazon’s purported tablet PC, and the Machine Project wants to tinker with Los Angeles’s supply of Apple IIs. As for the remainders for Wednesday, June 22, 2011, don’t tell me no lines and keep your hands to yourself.
Samsung just can’t catch a break: On Tuesday, Judge Lucy Koh denied the company’s request to examine Apple’s next generation products—so as to see how similar they are to currently shipping Samsung hardware—as part of the two companies’ ongoing copycat lawsuits. (As you may recall, Apple counsel had previously been given access to some of the potentially infringing Samsung products.)
It’s not all sunshine and roses for Apple, though—the judge warned that the Cupertino company may have to hand over next-generation iPad and iPhone prototypes to the court for review if it planned on filing an injunction against Samsung, to prevent the company from selling its products. Sure, if by “review” you mean “be the first person to play Angry Birds on an ultra-high-resolution iPad 3.”
DigiTimes has a report from some Taiwanese manufacturers who say that Amazon’s rumored Android-powered tablet PC may come as soon as August or September. According to the manufacturers, Amazon also expects to sell four million of these throughout the rest of 2011. Four million sales of a device we haven’t even seen yet, huh? Next you’re telling me it’s going to travel through time, too.
Apple Bid to Bar Amazon ‘Appstore’ Will ‘Likely’ Be Denied (Businessweek)
What happens when you throw our first and second items in a blender and press Liquefy? On our first try we got something that looked like ‘cdiregfogfbsntgghl.’ But this next item does mix Apple’s many legal adventures and the latest shenanigans from the folks at Apple. In this case, Apple got a shot of bad news: The federal judge presiding over the App Store trademark case said on Wednesday that she “probably” will deny Apple’s motion to prevent Amazon from using the name ‘Appstore,’ as the company hasn’t made a strong enough case for customer confusion on the matter.
Los Angeles concert-goers will have a novel opportunity this Saturday to listen to “a grand ‘musical’ experiment” by Jason Torchinsky: The musician plans to gather as many Apple IIs as possible and hook them to a 16-step sequencer. The result could be terrible or musically enlightened, but I don’t know if anything will beat the diskette organ.