New York City has temporarily banned some Uber bases

New York’s Taxi & Limousine Tribunal has suspended a big chunk of Uber’s operations, specifically five out of its six car bases, for not submitting transit records. The news comes from the New York Business Journal, which linked to the city’s guilty verdict.

Uber’s New York City service won’t stop entirely. One hub was left out of the decision, and Uber intends to route all its independent fleet partners through it. When I asked Uber whether shrinking from six bases down to one would slow its New York City operations, the company vehemently denied that would be the case. A spokesperson said:

Uber continues to operate legally in New York City, with tens of thousands of partner drivers and hundreds of thousands of riders relying on the Uber platform for economic opportunity and safe, reliable rides. We are continuing a dialogue with the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission on these issues.

This hub ban will impact locations that both UberX and Uber Black fleet partners used. The locations are suspended until Uber complies with the city’s demands, namely by paying $200 in fines per location and “provid[ing] electronic trip record information for all trips dispatched through Respondents’ bases.” Uber has argued that doing so would be tantamount to giving up trade secrets.

It’s not clear from the Tribunal’s decision how it will enforce this Uber suspension. The company has a history of ignoring government orders.

iPhone 4S teardown reveals 512 MB of RAM, more

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The next iPhone won’t get a huge new display, according to a new report. Sources within Apple’s display panel supply stream claim that the iPhone 5’s screen will be between 3.5 and 3.7 inches. They also claim a metal back for Apple’s next smartphone.

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Rumor Has It: New Parts and Supplier Details Emerge for Apple Tablet

Everything’s beginning to come together for the launch of Apple’s (s aapl) tablet — quite literally, in fact, as Apple’s suppliers for the device begin to ship component parts or are ramping up for production in the near future. That’s according to a report issued by news service Reuter’s Friday afternoon.

Two Taiwanese companies are cited in the report as having received the contracts for the aluminum casings and the touchscreen panels that the upcoming Apple slate will use in its construction. If true, this means that the tablet will indeed sport an aluminum enclosure, and I’d expect something akin to the unibody construction process used in the MacBook Pro casing to be applied here. Imagine the build quality of that machine, without a hinge as a point of weakness. It’ll be quite hardy. Read More about Rumor Has It: New Parts and Supplier Details Emerge for Apple Tablet

Rumor Has It: Apple Tablet Still in the Pipeline, Headed to AT&T

apple_tabletOh Apple tablet rumors, how I’ve missed you. The interruption of Apple’s (s aapl) Rock and Roll event seemed to take the wind out of your sails, but luckily, it was only temporary. Now, the Taiwan Economic News (via All Things D) is stoking the fires of hope once again with updates on pricing, time frame and technical details of the oft-rumored upcoming device.

Should these latest rumors prove correct, we can expect to see this tantalizing Apple fanboi fantasy by February of next year. Pricing should fall between $799 and $999, which will net you a 9.6-inch touch panel device powered by a mystery P.A. Semi-engineered chip, with a super-long-lasting battery by DynaPack International Technology. Read More about Rumor Has It: Apple Tablet Still in the Pipeline, Headed to AT&T