Late News: Apple iPad Patent, Sony Warns Of PSN Availability Delay, Facebook Application Flaw, iPhone 4 Sales

Apple has been granted a patent for an additional side connector slot for the iPad. This is not a completely new idea, though it is has not been used yet for shipping products. Last year, Apple filed for a similar feature at the Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union.

Sony has warned PlayStation Network users that the service might not be able to come back in the next few days. The company’s PSN platform, which is used by more than 70 million, has been offline for weeks after Sony’s servers were attacked by hackers. The hackers stole user information like usernames, passwords and credit card information.

A flaw in Facebook Applications platform has been leaking user data to third party developers and advertisers, a security firm has revealed. In a blog post, Symantec said that neither Facebook nor most of the third parties were aware of the flaw. The flaw granted access tokens to the third parties, which are like spare keys to users’ profile.

BeamItDown Software - creator of the popular iFlowReader e-book app - claims that Apple has made it impossible for the company to continue, forcing it to remove its app from the App Store and close down its business, according to thinq_.

A new study from Canaccord Genuity has revealed that the iPhone 4 is the number one selling handset at AT&T and Verizon, with the iPad and iPhone 3GS also bringing in a lot of revenue for Apple. According to this study, the $49 iPhone 3GS is generating more sales than Android devices such as the HTC Inspire and Motorola Atrix.