As a result of the eighth year of contentious legal battles between Apple and VirnetX Holding Corp. involving iMessage, FaceTime and VPN on Demand technologies, the iPhone maker has been ordered by a jury in Texas to pay the notorious patent troll more than half a billion buckaroos.
Is Apple getting serious about gaming? Would they turn the Apple TV set-top box into a viable gaming console? We don’t know that yet, but it’s worth mentioning that the company has conveniently updated its Apple TV logo trademark with new conditions related to gaming.
Apple says it’s never done anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades. “Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love,” it said. “Making iPhones last as long as possible is an important part of that.”