Let’s Talk Apple – Ep. 33 (May 2016) 1

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The show starts with a quick look at some notable numbers that were released in May, followed by a look at some Apple-related legal stories. The four main stories for the month are: Tim Cook’s visit to India and China, CurrentC gets postponed again, Google’s IO Conference, and Microsoft’s streamlining of their phone business. The show finishes with a quick rundown of some other shorter stories that made the news in May.

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Notable Numbers
  • Apple tops JD Power Tablet Customer Satisfaction Survey – www.jdpower.com/…
  • Despite calling for a boycott of Apple, Donald Trump's latest financial disclosure reports shows he has at least $1.1M of Apple Stock – www.imore.com/…
Legal Latest
  • Apple being sued by Patent holding company because the iPhone can make calls! (no, it's not April 1st, the US patent system really is that broken) – www.macobserver.com/…
  • VirtneX, who won a $626M patent suit against Apple over FaceTime & iMessage, requests those services be shut down – arstechnica.com/… & www.macobserver.com/…
  • Apple makes ground in its fight against a $533M verdict against it in favour of Smartflash – two patents at the centre of the case have been rules invalid – www.bloomberg.com/… & www.imore.com/…
Main Stories
  1. Tim Cook Goes to India & China
  2. MCX postpones CurrentC, lays off 30 employees – social.techcrunch.com/…
  3. Google IO – tidbits.com/…
    • Google Now becomes Google Assistant
    • Google Home announced (Amazon Echo competitor)
    • Allo – a new cross-platform messaging app what has Google Assistant listening in by default (slated for simultaneous release on iOS & Android)
    • Duo – a new cross-platform FaceTime competitor (slated for simultaneous release on iOS & Android)
  4. Microsoft Streamlines Phone business – www.prnewswire.com/… & www.macobserver.com/…
    • Pulling out of consumer smartphone business to focus on enterprise
    • Cutting 1,850 jobs in the process
Quick stories

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