Spectre Stories January 15

Apple included in planned class action suit against Intel & ARM for CPU vulnerabilities

After Apple’s confirmation that all Mac and iOS devices are affected by the Spectre & Meltdown vulnerabilities, it was only a matter of time before the company was hit by a class action lawsuit …

Spectre Stories January 10

Apple ships Safari Technology Preview 47 with Spectre vulnerability mitigations

Apple has updated Safari Technology Preview, its developer browser for experimental web features, with mitigations for the Spectre vulnerability disclosed earlier this month. Version 47 can be found in the Mac App Store or online for Safari Technology Preview users.

Spectre Stories September 10, 2012

HP releases KIRF iMac complete with Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad

It feels like consumer PC hardware can now be defined thusly: “Make something as close as possible to an Apple product without getting sued.”

HP’s Spectre One comes with accessories that look and act almost identical to Apple counterparts including the wireless keyboard, trackpad and mouse. The screen looks like a Cinema Display with HP pasted over the Apple. The only difference is the back (which few will see).

Perhaps manufacturers are learning the wrong lesson from Samsung. Although Engadget did not notice (or mention) any resemblance beyond the “Magic Trackpad style,” just about every commenter did. Update: Engadget Editor Tim Stevens says it was too obvious to mention:

[tweet https://twitter.com/tim_stevens/status/245136336883965952]

[tweet https://twitter.com/stroughtonsmith/status/245118820098920448]

What say you? Homage or Rip-off? (Also: What is Kirf?)

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