Apple's tablet is fairly difficult to repair.
RIM experiencing several arge firms moving thousands of employees from BlackBerry to iPhones and Android-powered smartphones.
Apple said to be preparing a new version of just-unveiled, yet-to-be-released iPad 4 due to Surface threat.
Apple statement admits that a UK judge found Samsung not guilty of patent infringement but also references all the countries that sided with Apple.
Microsoft's Surface tablet said to be forcing Apple toward launching thinner and lighter iPad 4 model.
Apple's relationship with Samsung is said to be steadily deteriorating as the two technology giants battle it out in several patent cases.