Here are your Apple rumors and AAPL news items for today:
iPad to Grab Even More Market Share from Android: Industry research firm IDC says Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad will hit 62.5% of global tablet sales this year, up from 58.2% last year, while tablets running Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android system will see their share of global sales slip 2.3% this year, Apple Insider notes. Last year Android-based tablets accounted for 38.8% of worldwide tablet sales. IDC says global tablet sales will hit 107.4 million units in 2012, and swell to 221.1 million units by 2016.
Steve Jobs Advised Obama Reelection Campaign: Before he died last year, Steve Jobs was twice consulted by President Obama’s reelection campaign manager Jim Messina, Bloomberg reports. Messina consulted CEOs from a number of companies including Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Google, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Salesforce (NYSE:CRM), and DreamWorks (NASDAQ:DWA). Jobs told Messina that mobile devices had grown rapidly since the 2008 campaign and that the reelection effort needed to take advantage of that, as well as burgeoning social media platforms. Jobs also advised using viral content to advance the campaign.
Lawyer Sues Apple Over Time Capsule Failure: A Canadian lawyer has sued Apple over photos lost due a failure in his Time Capsule backup device, CultofMac says. Perminder Tung lost pictures of his child’s birth when his Time Capsule failed, and Apple informed him the data on the device could not be retrieved. Tung is demanding $25,000 in damages.
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