Strong device sales, driven by the debut of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, pushed Apple’s iOS App Store download numbers to record levels in October.
Sunday saw Apple announce its campaign to support the upcoming World AIDS Day. Apple has now confirmed the items it will be offering a special (RED) gift card with on Black Friday.
KGI Research’s Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a fair track record in these sort of things, predicts Apple’s iPhone lineup will sell 71.5 million units on Q4 2014, before dropping to 49.4 million units in Q1 2015.
Apple has announced a World AIDS Day 2014 campaign to benefit (RED). For the next two weeks, a special section of the App Store called Apps for (RED) will offer 25 apps with exclusive new content where all proceeds will go directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.
Apple has released an update to its GarageBand iOS music app that adds an option to purchase a special (GarageBand) RED Loop Pack. All proceeds from the pack, which is an exclusive collection of hundreds of new instrument loops, go to charity.
It seems the A8 chip found in Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets is capable of running 4K video playback. While both device’s screen resolution falls well short of 4K resolution, the A8 is more than up to the task.
The Apple Store app has a great free app for those looking to go healthy for their holiday meals this season. The Whole Pantry combines whole food recipes with Lifestyle and Wellness Guides. The app is regularly $2.99, but it’s available free via the Apple Store app on your iPhone.
Apple and its partners officially announced on Friday that the iAd network will now accept “programmatic” mobile ad purchases. The change brings Apple in line with other mobile advertisement services.
Despite concerns expressed by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, Reuters reports that Apple has been granted final court approval for their $450 million ebook settlement.
The iCloud.com photos upload feature has emerged from developer-only testing, and is available to all iCloud.com users.
Payments service Square will begin supporting Apple Pay in 2015. Square founder Jack Dorsey told CNN that his company will be bringing Apple Pay to small business owners in the coming months.
A court filing this week indicates the end could be in sight for the lawsuit between Google and an Apple-backed consortium known as “Rockstar.”
Apple has updated their web-based iWork for iCloud, adding support for up to eight new languages, and more than 50 new fonts to the cloud-based versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
Production of Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus may be finally catching up with demand, as Apple Store shipping estimates have improved a bit. The 16GB iPhone 6 Plus is now showing a shipping estimate of 7 to 10 days for all colors and carriers
Apple has seeded the first beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to developers. The beta, build 14C68k comes mere days following the public release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.1.
While Apple’s iPhone 6 continues to outsell its bigger sibling, the iPhone 6 Plus, around the world, the 6 Plus makes a bit of a better showing in Asia.