Reading List: Here’s What Else Made Headlines on August 13

Reading List is a daily column on weekdays that provides a summary of noteworthy news and rumors not already covered by iFans on the day. Read on to find out interesting tidbits and other important headlines related to both Apple and the greater technology industry for Monday, August 13th.

A new report today claims that Apple is laying off several recently hired retail employees, predominantly in the United Kingdom, while the Cupertino-based company is also allegedly set to release a red Bumper case for iPhone 4S that will likely fall under its PRODUCT(RED) lineup for charitable causes.

Samsung has challenged Apple’s “rubber-banding” and “pinch-to-zoom” patents as part of the ongoing trial between the two consumer electronics giants, the rumored asymmetric screw by Apple was merely a hoax and, in other news, RIM revealed that it will be licensing BlackBerry 10, Daring Fireball turned ten and Verizon Wireless and AT&T began matching Sprint’s discount on the iPhone 4S.

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