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This is all correct -- Apple is a key licensor/licencee of HEVC as administered by MPEGLA, just as they were for H.264.   But the articles I cite mention certain patent holdouts (like Dolby and GE) who are claiming all implementations of H.265 read upon their own patents.   Commercial use comes in many forms, such as chips which can implement the standard, including Apple's own A-series.  But patent holders can sue anyone who "makes, uses, or sells", so these...
As far as H.265/HEVC codec rollout goes, don't forget that the whole industry is delayed by a stinkbomb thrown by a second patent pool, per:   http://blog.streamingmedia.com/2015/07/new-patent-pool-wants-share-of-revenue-from-content-owners.html   and   http://blog.streamingmedia.com/2015/08/reject-hevc-advance-licensing-terms.html   Although Apple has plenty of clams, they'd unlikely want to pay 1/2 percent gross on all commercial content with no cap.   H.264...
excellent post re: the spectrum from black to white.   (like most things, it's really a shade of grey.) as a retired software developer, i personally found security issues to be fairly boring. spy vs. spy stuff.  but i'm a greybeard old hippie who trusts more than most. for others, security is "job security".   it's too bad other computing-related issues don't get more play.   exception:  the most recent issue of the bloomberg business week magazine, devoted...
As always, keep in mind the LiquidMetal connection, with Zadesky named on the Force Touch patent, as the co-signer on the LQMT contract, and now with the Apple car group: http://www.techinsighter.com/blog/2014/1/26/smart-metal-next-level-of-tactile-interaction
Are these noise-cancelling? If not, why not?
Is there any extra protection against the Elcom backup downloader if 2-step auth is *not* yet set up? For example, with at least with one person I know, I can reset their Apple ID password, knowing only the Apple ID, birthdate and one security question (I guess they never set up 2.)   Didn't the Elcom downloader rely only upon that?     (And yes, I did see the bit how Apple will now send out email/device notifications after such a breach ex-post-facto.)
Counsel: "You mean to tell me that Apple's stoplist did not preclude my client from choosing 'Princess1' as a password?"   Defense: "Your honor, ladies and gentleman of the jury.  That is correct, but 'Princess1' is only #2 on the "ibrute" list, so that our (temporary-only) gaffe with the "no counters" Find My iPhone URL login cannot be implicated."
Was it ever determined that the purchase was done with unrepatriated foreign cash, since both Beats and Apple Inc. have Irish subsidiaries, possibly saving taxes, per: http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/05/23/apple-could-save-over-1b-on-alleged-beats-deal-with-international-acquisition---report
 Updating this with more killjoy definitive expertise (for Al atomic number 13), with four pronunciations,two in the Queen's English and two with American accent.         http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/pronunciation/british/aluminium#
Nice thread, with the Barenaked Ladies tune a good catch.   Now, language lawyers (or rather barristers), please explain molybdenum:         http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/pronunciation/british/molybdenum#
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