Apple Inc. (AAPL): How Does It Dodge the Punches?

Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) executives need to be really grateful on Thanksgiving. The company has a fair share of news to celebrate concerning its iPad Mini 2 and a courthouse ruling in its favor.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple Inc.’s latest creation

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has really raised the bar in the tablet department: iPad Mini 2 production has reached 4 million units a month. The device has been on sale for only a couple of weeks but apparently Apple Inc.’s new baby is bringing in more money than the original iPad Mini. This numbers come from inside sources but the company hasn’t announced its quarterly financial result. You can expect official numbers in January.

Calm after the storm

This incredible piece of news has probably brought a sigh of relief in the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) offices. The iPad Mini 2 has caused quite a bit of trouble. Its release was delayed due to the iPad Air launch and it had availability issues because of the new Retina display, a groundbreaking feature that defines the latest update of the device.

Watch this video to learn more about the iPad Mini 2’s amazing retina display:

With alarming news that Samsung Electronics, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Lenovo may be taking over the tablet industry, Apple Inc. executives will probably be thanking the iPad Mini 2 for giving them a boost of confidence.

It’s not Apple Inc.’s fault

A federal judge ruled that apps that tracked iPhone and iPad users habits and sold their information to advertisers can’t prove that they relied on Apple Inc.’s privacy policy. This comes after several complaints claiming that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) had approved apps that took over personal information without authorization.

The initial complaint

The first class action was led by California resident Jonathan Lalo in 2010. The complaint stated the following: “Apple Inc. claims to review each application before offering it to its users, purports to have implemented app privacy standards, and claims to have created ‘strong privacy protections’ for its customers. It does not allow apps to transmit data about a user without consent.”

Some apps that may know a lot more about you than what you think are apps such as Dictionary.com, Pandora, the Weather Channel and Backflip. Third-party ad networks have apparently received information such as sexual orientation, political affiliations or geographic location.

However, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh granted Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) summary judgment on the case. According to her, users are not able to show they relied on Apple Inc.’s alleged misrepresentations and were harmed by them.


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