Apple shares shot higher Monday after unconfirmed reports that the tech giant was preparing to launch a new version of its hot-selling iPhone in September.
Jury selection began Monday in the blockbuster Apple-Samsung trial, a high stakes legal contest over infringement of patents for hot-selling smartphones and tablet computers.
Jury selection was set to open on Monday in a US federal court in the blockbuster patent case pitting Apple against Samsung, which accuse each other of copying patents for smartphones and tablets.
Apple and Samsung are set to square off in a California court Monday in what is seen as the biggest patent US trial in recent memory.
US electronics giant Apple and South Korea's Samsung Electronics each scored partial court victories in Germany Tuesday in their global war over rival tablet computers.
Worldwide sales of personal computers fell 0.1 percent in the second quarter of the year as consumers turned their attention to newer gadgets like tablets, a survey showed Wednesday.
The online retail giant Amazon is testing a new smartphone and may launch production later this year or early next year, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
South Korea's Samsung won a patent battle Monday against US rival Apple, with a British judge ruling that Samsung's Galaxy tablet was not "cool" enough to be confused with Apple's iPad.
A US appeals court gave Samsung a temporary reprieve Friday on the sale of its Galaxy Nexus 7 smartphones while leaving intact a court ban on US sales of its tablet computers in a patent battle with Apple.
Apple, which is expected to launch a mini version of its market-leading iPad tablet, could quickly overpower its rivals in the segment with the addition of the new product, analysts say.