Judge Lucy Koh finds that jury awarded damages "based on a legally impermissible theory," and drops more than $450 million in damages from the $1.05 billion awarded to Apple last summer.
A forum member on Chinese mobile site WeiPhone uploaded a set of photos showing off what looks to be an updated back casing for the iPad mini, whose thickness suggests a new, higher-res display.
Apple still has a "critical mass of loyal users" but the company is losing the cool factor it has enjoyed for years, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has said.
Apple's coveted iPhone 5 overtook Samsung's mega-popular Galaxy S3 to become the world's best-selling smartphone for the first time ever in the fourth-quarter of 2012.
Apple's largest manufacturing partner, Foxconn Technology Group, has suspended recruitment of new hires. Various reports have linked the freeze to reduced iPhone demand.
Investigators seeking to discover the origin of the high-profile hacks that have affected Apple and Facebook are serving up conflicting reports.
Apple released the Java for OS X 2013-001 security update after confirming that a malware infection was affecting Mac systems.