Apple lost Steve, and with him the peace and quiet of being among the top in tech-industry. Since the launch of iPhone 4S just Apple co-founder Steve Jobs breathed his last, Apple has been going deeper in troublesome waters.
One looming trouble is the pathetic battery life of iPhone 4S, a problem that would not be resolved despite various tricks and tweaks. The official statement is that ‘a few remaining issues’ persist in iOS 5.0.1
The official statement further reads, “The recent iOS software update addressed many of the battery issues that some customers experienced on their iOS 5 devices. We continue to investigate a few remaining issues.”
This literally means that iOS 5.0.1 was ostensibly developed (and pushed out so quickly) primarily to solve battery complaints. These complaints originated from iOS 5 phones like iPhone 4 and 4S. And which means that a quick launch of iOS 5.0.2 would be required to sort out the remaining problems in the near future?
Then there is this ongoing tiff with Samsung. In the legal battle, now Samsung’s lawyers poring over the iPhone’s source code. Oh, they got it because Apple was legally asked by an Australian judge to turn it over as part of the ongoing patent lawsuit in that country. It was very much expected for how else will they evaluate patent infringement claims? Unless you look at what they are blaming was nicked, you cannot really say it was nicked or not, isn’t it?
So here is Apple handing over the precious iPhone 4S source code since November 12th. This should resolve the issue fairly now.
Another aspect of their tiff was whether Samsung was entitled to the agreements between Apple and the regional telcos. Apple’s version is that these documents were highly confidential and irrelevant to Samsung’s infringement allegations. The judge only partially agreed with Apple and quickly asked Apple to hand over certain terms of the contracts to Samsung. Then based on Apple’s representations of what was contained in the documents, the court then determined Samsung’s allegations that Apple demanded preferential treatment from the telcos didn’t have any legs. Now the issue has been set aside.