Apple Seeds: A Jet is Named After Steve Jobs, U.S. Tablet Ownership Doubles Over Holiday Season, 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:

Virgin America Names One of Their Jets After Steve Jobs

Here’s something kinda cool: Virgin America has named one of their jets after Steve Jobs, and inscribing on the side one of Jobs’ most famous quotes- “Stay Hungary, Stay Foolish.” Awesome. [Read More]

Tablet Ownership Doubles in the U.S. Over Holiday Season

New survey data notes that tablet ownership in the United States nearly doubled from 10% to 19% in the mid-December to January timeframe. The report does not break down the numbers by manufacturer, but it is safe to assume that Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iPad lead the pack over the holiday season. [Read More]

Sony Introduces new Image Sensor That Could Improve Mobile Device Cameras

Sony has introduced a new camera sensor that could reduce the size and increase the performance of cameras in mobile devices. These sensors are reportedly set to hit the market by the end of this year. I mention this simply because it sounds just like something Apple would be interested in. [Read More]

Apple’s Legal Fight with HTC Reportedly Costing the Company $100 Million

This is a little out of our wheelhouse here at iSource and It’s been awhile since we reported on it, but if you remember, Apple is currently embroiled in several patent disputes with large companies, most notably, HTC. Well, today a report has surfaced claiming that this patent fight alone may cost Apple $100 million. That’s not to mention Apple’s other suits. This rumor comes from Dan Lyons, who has a tendency to rail against Apple when given the chance, so take this with a grain of salt. [Read More]