Here’s the ITC Order Banning Some Older iPhones and iPads

The International Trade Commission, which has the power to decide on import bans, ruled Tuesday that some iPhones and iPads infringe on Samsung’s patents.

Apple Will Appeal ITC Import Ban on Older iPhones, iPads

An unexpected victory for Samsung in its patent battle with Apple.

News Byte

iPhone 3GS Takes a Dirt Nap

Launched in June of 2009, Apple’s iPhone 3GS has had a good long run. But with the iPhone 5 set to arrive in a little over a week, that run has come to an end. Apple is discontinuing the 3GS, a company spokesperson confirmed to AllThingsD. The iPhone 4 will become Apple’s new entry-level offering and has already replaced the iPhone 3GS in that spot in the Apple Store.

Last Year’s “It” Phones Find New Life as This Year’s Midrange Models

Where the mid-market was once a fertile ground for competition, handset makers are finding that year-old flagship phones at reduced prices are becoming the bestsellers.

Daddy, I Want an iPhone NOW!

According to investment bank Piper Jaffray’s latest teen survey, a third of high-school students own an iPhone and a bunch more plan to buy one soon.

Nine Out of 10 iPhone Buyers Are Picking the 4S

Apple sold a lot of iPhones in its latest quarter, and most of them were the 4S.

Smartphone Race: iPhone Holds Its Lead Over the Droid Pack

The iPhone 4 and 3GS claim the top two positions in U.S. smartphone sales.

Eager Upgraders Will Spike iPhone 4S Sales

More than 18 million iPhone 3GS users are expected to upgrade to the new iPhone 4S.

Voices

Apple Keynote Rage Syndrome (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.

Ready to Rumble: One iPhone 4S, Three Networks, Three Different Pitches

Sprint, Verizon Wireless and AT&T will all be selling the same iPhone 4S model, but that doesn’t mean they don’t each have their own pitch on why their iPhone is really the best.

Verizon iPhone: What, AT&T Worry?

IPhone 4 Blowout in China

China Unicom to Sell iPad, iPhone 4