Apple Settles E-Book Pricing Suit
Apple has settled a civil lawsuit over the prices it charged for e-books, according to court documents filed in New York. Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the parties have agreed to the basics of the settlement. Consumers and several U.S. states were seeking as much as $840 million over allegations that Apple colluded with publishers to raise the prices of e-books from $10 to $13/$15 for popular titles. Plaintiffs claimed Apple over-charged consumers by $280 million, and sought three times that amount in damages. The settlement will need to be approved by the court before it is implemented. Apple maintains it has done nothing wrong, though it is currently appealing an antitrust ruling levied against it last year.
Court Says Apple Conspired to Raise E-Book Prices
A U.S. court of appeals today upheld a ruling from a lower court that found Apple guilty of conspiring with book publishers to raise the prices of e-books.
Supreme Court Won't Hear Apple's E-Book Appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court today said it will not review an appeal made by Apple over its role in raising the price of e-books.
Court Blocks Samsung's Attempt to Appeal Apple Ruling
A federal appeals court has shut down Samsung's hopes of overturning a jury verdict that found it guilty of violating Apple's patents. In 2012, a jury found Samsung had willfully violated a number of Apple patents in handsets such as the Galaxy S and S2.
Apple Previews Apple Books App, Which Will Replace iBooks In the Fall
Apple has a brand new reading app in store for iPhones and iPads later this year. The company offered a brief look at the new Apple Books app during its recent Worldwide Developers Conference, but is now more fully revealing the app and its features.