Apple Seeds: Apple Set to Open Three More Apple Stores This Week, Apple Now Going After NYC Stores Selling Counterfeit Apple Products, More

Apple Seeds is iSource’s daily roundup of Apple-related stories for the most diehard of fans, or for the news junkie that has to have all of the day’s news:

Apple Opening Three Additional Stores This Week

Apple previously claimed that they were on track to open 30 new retail stores this quarter. Last week they opened three, and before that, five more. This week Apple is opening three additional stores in Carre Senart (Paris, France), Northlake Mall (Charlotte, North Carolina), and The Promenade at Chenal (Little Rock, Arkansas).

Apple Going After New York City Stores Selling Counterfeit Apple Goods

Reuters is reporting that Apple has filed suit against two New York City stores for selling unauthorized counterfeit Apple products. The suit was filed last month (when all of the counterfeit Apple stores were being discovered in China), and was only recently unsealed in order for authorities to seize the fake goods. The two stores are located in Chinatown section of Flushing in Queens. [Read More]

Apple Releases iTunes 10.4.1

Apple has released iTunes 10.4.1, which brings with it a slew of bug fixes. A few of the issues resolved in this release include: third-party keyboards working inconsistently with iTunes, a problem where iTunes takes longer than necessary to launch after waking your Mac from sleep, and an issue where iTunes hangs when purchasing an HD Movie from the iTunes Store. You can get the update via Software Update or the iTunes download page [Read More]

Apple Updates Lion to Version 10.7.1 on the Mac App Store

One week after Apple released the 10.7.1 update via Software Update for OS X Lion, Apple has now published the new version on the Mac App Store. In other words, if you purchase Lion now, you’ll be up to date from day one- a feat that wasn’t as easily accomplished when the OS was being shipped on physical media.

Samsung Uses “2001: A Space Odyssey” As Part of Their Defense Against Apple

As you’ve likely heard by now, Apple has been fighting Samsung in regards to product design and intellectual property for some time, and has even gone so far as to seek a ban to prevent sales of Samsung’s Galaxy tablets and phones. Now Samsung has invoked a scene from Stanley Kubrik’s famous “2001: A Space Odyessy” as part of their defense. Specifically, they point to a scene, which is of prior art, and thus should invalidate Apple’s argument of “being there first” with the concept. We’ll see if this has any significant impact on the case. [Read More]