22 September 2011 – Will Apple’s new iPhone 5 be the Next Big Thing for lawyers and other professionals?
The upgrade to Apple’s world-beating iPhone is due shortly and launch date is now apparently likely to be October 4. Attorneys have been big users of Apple’s iPhone and iPad and the iPhone 5 uptake is likely to be huge within the legal profession, particularly as the iPhone 5 launch is taking on particular significance for the technology giant.
The iPhone launch is the first to be overseen by new CEO Tim Cook and the public and Apple investors and product users will get to see him up close and personal with the launch of the new product. This follows the departure of Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Also, there are some legal issues that have erupted between Apple and Samsung with the latter developing its own Galaxy S II touchscreen phone after partnering with Apple to make many Apple components for its iPhone.
Samsung may be launching litigation against Apple to prevent iPhone 5 sales in Europe and other legal battles are anticipated.