Apple Roundup: AuthenTec, iPhone 5, Apple Glass
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The top Apple(AAPL) tidbits from around the globe include a rare M&A foray, iPhone 5 leaks, and more patents pointing towards wearable technology.
AuthenTec makes mobile and network security solutions, and recently signed a deal with Samsung to be featured in its new Android smartphone and tablets.
As the iPhone 5 gets ready to launch, perhaps in late September, various cases are showing up. One of them now has a prototype inside it, detailing what it might look like.
Gizmodo notes that the case from Cool Zone PDA shows the iPhone with a taller design, headphone jack on the bottom of the phone, and perhaps a smaller dock connector.
There have been rumors and speculation that Apple is looking into wearable technology, and another patent points to this.
The patent filing is titled "Display resolution increase with mechanical actuation."
Shares of Apple edged lower in Friday trade, off 0.36% to $572.8.
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--Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York