Apple wins a monopoly case in court, a mysterious Apple TV update may be en route, and at last we can (partially) answer the question of where one blogger gets all these wonderful leaks? The remainders for Wednesday, September 4, 2013 are halfway out the door.
Apple’s DRM on iTunes was not an illegal monopoly, court confirms (GigaOm)
A California appeals court this week ruled in favor of Apple in a class action suit first launched in 2007, alleging that Apple’s FairPlay DRM system for music did not constitute a monopoly. Hurrah! Now we can finally get rid of i—wait, what now?
A Glowing Font Created by Waving an iPhone in the Dark (Wired)
If you’ve ever wondered what a font created by waving around your iPhone in the dark would look like—and fess up: we all have—then Marcus Byrne has an answer for you. Looks pretty cool, as long as they don’t start using it in vision charts.
It’s Not an iPhone (Panjiva)
An update to the Apple TV may be destined for next week’s event, according to tea leaves read by Panjiva, an “intelligence platform for global trade professionals.” According to shipment information found by Panjiva, Apple has taken delivery of “set top boxes” three times within the last month. Boy, these guys are going to feel silly when it turns out that it’s just a set of Topps boxes for Eddy Cue’s baseball-card-loving kids.
Leaked Apple iPhone 5C parts for sale, starting at $250 (Fortune)
Philip Elmer-DeWitt talks to Sonny Dickson, one of the most prominent sources of Apple product leaks. This year, Dickson has put up shots of what purport to be parts of the iPhone 5C, the iPhone 5S, the iPad mini 2, and the iPad 5. He claims to be under “constant surveillance” now, which will probably happen when you post leaked product pictures on a website that bears your name.