Here are your Apple rumors and AAPL news items for Tuesday.
Apple Stores Exceed Original Space Projections: An analyst says Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) retail stores are “bulging at the seams” because the number of visitors keeps soaring, Apple Insider reports. The company originally envisioned its retail outlets requiring about 6,000 square feet, but current stores now average 8,400 square feet. However, the number of visitors to Apple Stores is growing by 15.3% every year, rendering even the larger stores increasingly too crammed, Apple Insider says.
Notifications Service Test Appears on iCloud Website: Apple is testing a new notification system on its iCloud website, MacRumors reports. The company introduced the system with iOS 5, and it will feature notifications on Mountain Lion-based Macs in a few months. The test notifications may indicate that iCloud will ultimately sync across various devices to exchange alerts, MacRumors speculates.
Apple and Samsung Slash Patent Claims in Litigation: Yesterday Apple reduced the number of patent infringement claims against Samsung by half, followed by a similar reduction in counterclaims by Samsung, Foss Patents says. Samsung continues to maintain that the suit isn’t ready for a summer trial. But Apple appears willing to make concessions to keep to a summer timetable for the trial, Foss Patents observes.
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