Everybody’s jazzed for Wednesday’s Apple event, but that doesn’t mean that the world’s stopped spinning: One analyst thinks the iPhone 5 could be economical in more ways than one, Samsung’s prepping to capitalize on the new iPhone, and ebook prices are falling down. Treat the remainders for Tuesday, September 11, 2012 like you did the night before.
How the iPhone 5 Could Bolster the G.D.P. (New York Times)
Could the release of the next iPhone pump up the economy? One analyst thinks so, projecting that it could even add between a quarter and a half percent to the growth rate of the GDP. Maybe Apple can work that into its marketing: “Buy the new, economy-boosting iPhone 5!”
HTC Patents Challenged by Apple Probably Valid, Judge Say (Bloomberg)
The furor over the Apple-Samsung trial has started to subside, but that wasn’t the only game in town. An ITC judge looking at the patents in the HTC-Apple dispute took an opportunity to quiz the Apple attorney about the next iPhone, to which the corporate lawyer would only say “That’s what the blogs are saying.” I think we just got mentioned in court!
Samsung shooting new anti-Apple commercial: photos from the set (The Verge)
Looks like Samsung’s at it again: The smartphone manufacturer is apparently gearing up for yet another ad targeting Apple, complete with faux Apple Store and salespeople. Well, I guess when all you have is the ability to copy your competitor, everything looks like a nail.
HarperCollins Reaches New Agreements With Amazon and Others on ebook Prices (New York Times)
Well, that was speedy. Less than a week after a judge okayed the settlement between publishers and Amazon, the online bookstore has already begun slashing prices on titles from HarperCollins. I’m still holding out for Amazon to pay me to download books. Any day now.