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Apple Plans Software Update for Chinese iPhone Users to Resolve Sales Ban

Apple says it will push a software update to Chinese iPhone users in a bid to resolve issues concerning a recent court order stopping sales of older models of its smartphones in China over disputes with chipmaker Qualcomm.

The company said in an e-mailed statement to Reuters that it'll “deliver a software update for iPhone users in China addressing the minor functionality of the two patents at issue in the case.” “Based on the iPhone models we offer today in China, we believe we are in compliance,” Apple said.


Even with this, Qualcomm general counsel Don Rosenberg opposes, stating “Apple continues to disregard and violate the Fuzhou court’s orders”. “They are legally obligated to immediately cease sales, offers for sale and importation of the devices identified in the orders and to prove compliance in court,” He said.

“The Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China has granted the Company (Qualcomm)’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four Chinese subsidiaries of A…

Ford and Pursuit Systems collaborate to create Edge ST camera car for capturing of high-speed chase scenes

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Ford and camera company Pursuit Systems have teamed up to leverage the performance and utility of the Edge ST vehicle to create a camera car designed to film high-speed chase scenes and other hard-to-capture action footage for commercial projects and upcoming vehicles.

Pursuit Systems was drawn to the Egde ST for use thanks to features like its specially tuned, twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, quick-shifting 8-speed transmission and selectable traction control and ST performance brake system all made available in a midsize SUV package.

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Transforming the vehicle into a camera car required addition of structural support to its roof for accommodation of equipment including the nearly 1,000-pound Pursuit Arm. This arms is typically equipped with with a gyro-stabilized remote-control camera and can extend far away from the vehicle for provision of flexibility during film making.

Conversion works include addition of roll cage support to protect passengers, interior removal to give room for film equipment, addition of wiring for video monitors so crew members can see footage in real-time, addition of individual-wheel air suspension to manage the weight increase, retuning of the twin-turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine to counter the weight of the crane and other film equipment and wrapping of the exterior in matte black vinyl to prevent reflection on other vehicles.

This camera car will be joining the Pursuit Systems collection of high-performance vehicles which also includes customized and converted BMW X5 M, Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG models. It's planned for use in future film and commercial projects.

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