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Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Apple still vacuuming up mobile phone industry profits; what Apple could be up to with Liquidmetal; a possible iPay payment system; and stubborn iPhone users.

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With so many people writing about Apple, finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy. Here’s our daily pick of stories about the company from around the web that you shouldn’t miss:

  • The judge in the upcoming Apple-Samsung trial wants the two companies to pare down their intellectual property claims even further. Judge Lucy Koh called the claims regarding 37 different products “cruel and unusual punishment to a jury,” ComputerWorld reports.
  • Apple is still raking in the vast majority of mobile phone profits at 73 percent, Horace Dediu writes at Asymco. But where Apple continues to find new profits is how it differs from its peers in the industry: It’s not just from new iPhone customers, but the carriers themselves.
  • Business Insider interviews one of the inventors of Liquidmetal, the metallic alloy that Apple is exclusively licensed to use in consumer gadgets. Don’t hold your breath for a Liquidmetal MacBook.
  • AppleInsider details JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz’ note to investors on how he’s less optimistic about a forthcoming Apple television set than an integrated mobile payments offering, which he dubs “iPay.”
  • Turns out iPhone owners are the most stubborn when it comes to sticking with bad wireless service. Fortune reports on a survey from VoIP provider Rebtel showing that BlackBerry and Android owners are more likely than their Apple smartphone-owning counterparts to switch providers if their carrier sucks.

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