By Lisa Johnston
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Taoyuan, Taiwan – HTC and Apple said they settled all their Android-related patent disputes around the world and have entered into a 10-year cross-licensing agreement for current and future patents.
The companies dropped all their current lawsuits against each other. The companies declined to disclose additional details.
"HTC is pleased to have resolved its dispute with Apple, so HTC can focus on innovation instead of litigation," said HTC CEO Peter Chou.
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Framingham, Mass.—Apple’s share of worldwide tablet shipments slipped sequentially and year-over-year in the third quarter because of rising competition and consumers who postponed Apple purchases while waiting for the company to launch its latest iPads, IDC said.
Boston – The number of iPhone users who said they will probably or definitely buy another iPhone declined for the first time since the iPhone’s 2007 launch, Strategy Analytics said.
The decline was more marked in Western Europe than in the U.S.
Cupertino, Calif. — Apple said revenue was up for its fiscal 2012 fourth quarter, ended Sept. 29.
The company posted quarterly revenue of $36 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.2 billion, compared with the prior-year period’s $28.3 billion and $6.6 billion, respectively.
For the quarter, Apple said it sold 26.9 million iPhones (58 percent growth) 14 million iPads (26 percent unit increase) 4.9 million Macs (1 percent unit increase), and 5.3 million iPods (19 percent unit decline).