Apple sued over Animojis, Bitcoin climbs past $6,000In today's biggest tech news, Apple faces a lawsuit over its animated emojis, Bitcoin reaches an all-time high and the Essential Phone gets a price cut.
This is CNET and these are the stories that matter right now. Apple is under fire over animojis with Japanese company emonster filing a lawsuit late last week claiming it came up with the technology in 2014. Apple unveiled it's animojis during the iPhone 10 launch in September. Showing how the iPhone's new true depth camera could turn facial movements into animated emojis. Emonster claims Apple knew about its trademark, even offering to buy the rights to the Anemoji's name. Apple has declined to comment. Bitcoin has hit another all-time high, passing the US $6,000 mark on Friday. It's been a steady rise for the cryptocurrency, which was valued just under $1,000 on January 1st this year, and which hit the $5,000 mark just two weeks ago. The increase could mean a massive payday for Bitcoin's anonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who is reported to own roughly 980,000 bitcoin. That's a figure now worth roughly $5.9 billion. [MUSIC] And, finally, the much hyped Essential Phone is getting a $200 price cut just two months after launching. Brain child of Android founder Andy Rubin. The modular phone was delayed several times ahead of launch before shipping in late August for $699. In a blog post on Sunday, company president, Nicholas DeMassi announced a new price of $499 saying, the cut would get the phone into customers hands faster. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest file downloading the c|net tech today app in the Apple or Google Play Stores.