And we have yet another Apple patent dispute on our hands, which has been won yet again by Apple. This time, the dispute was over Cover Flow, Spotlight and TimeMachine technologies.
For those diehard windows uses out there (who have no place in modern society as they are using outdated technologies!), Cover Flow is the system allowing you to flick through your files in the Finder (file explorer) or music in iTunes; Spotlight is the search function, and TimeMachine is the integrated backup system.
A judge in Tyler, Texas, said Apple did not infringe a patent, owned by Mirror Worlds LLC, and closed the case in Apple’s favour. The case was filed way back in October, even though Apple has been using these technologies for years now. Prime example of a company trying to steal money from the better competitor.