As some of you guys are aware by now, Apple is embroiled in a legal dispute with various companies over alleged patent infringement, with some accusing Apple of infringing on their patents, while Apple is alleging that other companies are infringing upon theirs. Motorola is one of the companies that Apple is currently entangled with in a legal battle, although it seems that Apple could finally be giving way and has stated that they are willing to license standard-essential patents from Motorola, but only if the cost is not more than $1 for every iPhone sold.
According to FOSS Patents’ Florian Mueller, this is actually the first time Apple has admitted publicly that they will license standard-essential patents, although we guess that $1 price per iPhone sold is a condition that they have attached to their agreement. The Cupertino company has also reportedly stated that if the court rules that the royalty rate is higher than $1, then Apple will be appealing their decision, but if Motorola were to agree to the $1 royalty, Apple will take the license and begin to pay Motorola immediately. While it sounds like an ultimatum of sorts, we guess it’s still a step towards resolving this issue peacefully and we have to see if Motorola will take Apple up on their offer.
OnePlus Has iPhone 6S Case Now
Now here’s an iPhone 6S case that will certainly turn heads, especially when you take into consideration its name which is known as the OnePlus iPhone 6S case. That’s rather weird, don’t you think so? It will certainly take some getting used to before the name rolls off your tongue naturally. Well, we do know that The OnePlus iPhone 6S case can now be purchased for $19.99 a pop, and no, you do not need any kind of invite before you can snag one for yourself.
Each purchase will also be accompanied by an invitation to purchase a OnePlus X, just in case, you know, you would like to tread the Android waters. All in all, it comes in the kind of material as found on the OnePlus One and OnePlus X, which makes it a whole lot harder to lose grip of when you hold it – which is good!
iPhone 6S Prepares For September 18th Release Date
If you are on the lookout for either the iPhone 6S or the iPhone 6S Plus, then here is news for you – chances are pretty high that you can pick up either one, or perhaps even both if you are feeling fat in the pocket, this coming September 18th. First of all, there was a leaked internal memo from Vodafone alongside Japanese site ITHome and German tech experts Macerkopf claiming that the new iPhones 6S models will roll out this coming September 18th in their respective countries
With Japan, Germany and the UK being tier one Apple launch countries, this means that those living in the mentioned countries will receive the iPhones at the same time as folks living over in the US – traditionally speaking, of course. There really isn’t that much time left to wait, as it is less than a month away, and I am quite sure that the time will pass by sooner than you think.
iPad Air 3 Not Coming This Year According To Rumors
It looks like the folks over at Digitimes have come up with their own interpretation of things to come – that there will be no iPad Air 3 released, at least for this year. Digitimes has had their fair share of hits and misses in the past, so it would be best to take this rumor concerning the non-release of the iPad Air 3 in 2015 with a pinch of salt.
Digitimes also laid claim that the iPad mini 4 will not be as supercharged as some of the rumors that had been going around, as it will bring with it only small and incremental upgrades when compared to its predecessor, the iPad mini 3. This does not seem to bode well for fans of the compact tablet, taking into consideration how the iPad mini 3 itself was improved over its predecessor with a new Touch ID fingerprint reader.
Since Apple tends to roll out a new iPad in October, we will just have to sit tight and see whether this particular rumor has enough “legs” to run.