5 Apple stories to read today


Apple Event 10/4 Apple LogoWith so many people writing about Apple(s AAPL), 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:

  • Two giants of American industry, Apple and General Electric (s GE), in the last year have both had rounds of bad press when it comes to their practices of paying as little corporate taxes as possible. But while GE’s reputation suffered, Apple’s has stayed much the same according to a study by YouGov Brand Index.
  • Every U.S. carrier except for T-Mobile gets to sell the iPhone — or at least it seems that way. MacWorld has a write up of the three increasingly smaller regional wireless companies that are soon going to be selling the iPhone 4S.
  • Apple says Samsung is the reason it’s losing market share. Fortune has the quote from Apple’s lawyers at a recent court hearing in the two frenemies’ ongoing legal battle over their mobile devices and services.
  • At the same time, the two may actually be trying to be agreeable on some things. AppleInsider notes that each company has dropped some legal claims in an effort to streamline their cases and move toward trial.
  • GeekWire covers a Kirkland, Wash.-based entrepreneur who’s concocted a rather brilliant way of getting attention for his iPhone app, Pirq. Instead of hoping to standout in the App Store among millions, he’s going to the source: opening the app in the Bay Area only to Apple employees — with the approval of Apple HR.

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