Apple’s decking the halls for WWDC, the Department of Justice and Apple square off in court, and Samsung strikes a solid blow against Cupertino. You ain’t never had a friend like the remainders for Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
Apple starts dressing up Moscone West ahead of WWDC 2013 (9to5Mac)
It’s not officially WWDC rumor season until spy shots of Moscone start surfacing. This year’s tag line is apparently “Where a whole new world is developing.” Fortunately, Wired’s Christina Bonnington has already done the heavy lifting for us..
iOS 7 Education Wish List (Fraser Speirs)
Teacher and developer Fraser Speirs has formulated a list of things he’d like to see in iOS 7 from an education perspective—though some, like master passcodes, screen brightness limits, and app blacklisting—might be plenty handy to parents everywhere. Of course, in iOS 8, Siri will simply teach your children itself.
The DOJ is arguing the facts. Apple is arguing the law. (Fortune)
Fortune’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt rounds up day one of the U.S. v. Apple ebook price-fixing trial. Fortunately, even if Apple loses, the penalty’s not too bad—the judge will just throw the ebook at them.
I’ll be here all week! Don’t forget to tip your server!
Apple Begins Offering In-Store iPhone 5 Display Replacements for $149 (MacRumors)
Apple’s begun to pilot a new display replacement service for iPhone 5 screens in some Apple Stores. For just $149, the Apple Store will fix your screen while you wait, and throw in a free chiding.
U.S. ITC says Apple infringes Samsung patent, bans some products (Reuters)
Chalk one up for Samsung. Thanks to a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), certain older model AT&T iPhones and iPads—the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, original iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G—are subject to a limited import ban, though it’s unclear exactly what the effect will be on consumers (especially since some of the models are no longer being sold). Apple is reportedly appealing the decision, which can also be vetoed by the president within 60 days. In related news, boy have I got a pitch for Roland Emmerich’s next disaster movie … I call it The Day after The iPhone Import Ban.