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Roundup of iPhone Secrets Revealed During Apple-Samsung Lawsuit

Great post from Yoni Heisler, writing at BGR:

One of the more interesting aspects of Apple’s legal battle with Samsung is that it gave us an unprecedented look behind the veil of secrecy that typically shrouds all aspects of Apple’s product development and day-to-day operations. Over the course of discovery, innumerable court filings, and a fascinating trial, the inner workings of Apple were brought to the forefront for the fist time in history. From photographs of iPhone prototypes to how Apple conducts market research, Apple’s legal battles with Samsung provided tech enthusiasts with a treasure trove of previously top-secret information.

With Samsung now agreeing to pony up for damages, we thought it’d be a good time to take a step back, reminisce, and take a look at some of the more interesting nuggets of information the hard-fought patent dispute brought to light.

So interesting to see Apple’s unreleased prototypes. Some of them hinted at things to come, but some of them were clearly dead ends.

Here’s an interesting nugget:

An Apple survey revealed that upwards of 78% of iPhone users buy cases for their devices.

Anecdotally, four-out-of-five sounds about right.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015