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 Tuesday, August 21st.
Apple today presented its closing statements in its ongoing jury trial with Samsung, as did the South Korean firm, in addition to requesting its third-party resellers to triple its allotted space for iPad displays as the so-called “iPad mini” is expected to launch in the coming months and occupy that space. The Cupertino-based company has also made significant progress at its Foxconn facilities according to a follow-up report by the Fair Labor Association.
Moreover, Skype for iPhone received an update today with a new photo sharing feature and a petition was created to stop AT&T from blocking access to FaceTime on the iPhone. In the broader technology landscape, mobile provider MetroPCS is now offering unlimited LTE for $55 per month and T-Mobile might be headed the same path soon. Last, Google Offers is providing free Wi-Fi at eight shopping malls and Nexus 7 sales are expected to reach 8 million units in 2012.