Apple Seeds: Third Amongst PC Manufacturers in Q1, Apple TVs A5 Had Dual Cores, 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 Third-Place Amongst US PC Manufacturers in Q1

To make a long story short, the overall PC industry is in a slump, but Apple still saw some growth to the tune of 3.8%. Apple’s share of the computer market has dropped some however, from 12.9% in Q3 of 2011, to 11.6% in Q4, and now 9.8% in Q1 of 2012. Some believe this drop is related to Apple’s lack of hardware refreshes across any of their Mac lines so far this year. [Read More]

Apple TV’s Single Core A5 Actually Has Two Cores, One is Turned Off

The new Apple TV has a single core A5 chip in it, giving it enough horsepower to push 1080p content around – except that single core processor actually has two cores, though one is simply turned off. This is an odd move for sure. [Read More]

US Department of Justice Files Suit Against Apple Regarding E-Book Pricing

Here we go. The US Justice Department has filed suit against Apple and a series of book publishers regarding the agency model of e-book pricing under the claim of price locking in an anticompetitive way. [Read More]

Apple Changes Apple ID Security by Pushing Security Question Requirements

Apple has made a change in regards to Apple ID security. Now when you purchase an item from one of the stores, you are prompted to enter new information, like security questions, and a backup email address. [Read More]