Apple has begun reaching out to iTunes users, offering refunds to users who may have had unauthorized in-app purchases “made by a minor.” All requests need to be submitted by April 15th.
Apple has updated their iOS adoption numbers – measured by way of usage numbers from its App Store – and they show iOS 7 is now being used by 85% of iOS device users, while iOS 6 has slipped to a 12% device share.
iTunes Radio is branching out from its music roots, as Re/Code reports today that Apple’s audio streaming service is adding National Public Radio as its first news and talk channel.
Apple – who is said to be working on a new set-top box streamer – is reportedly in talks with cable provider Comcast to give the box priority on the company’s network to bypass Internet congestion, and provide constant and reliable performance for users.
Apple assembly partner Pegatron – who handles assembly for both the iPad mini and the iPhone 5c – saw its earnings grow 22%.
Consumers in the UK may be hit with a price increase in Apple’s iTunes and App Store next year when new tax laws take effect.
A report from the pseudo-reliable DigiTimes says Apple is set to move production of its iPhone batteries to an automated production line later this year.
Believe me, I checked the calendar to make sure it wasn’t already April 1st before I dropped the hammer on this one. OK, here we go… Billboard is reporting that Apple is considering the launch of an on-demand streaming service similar to Spotify, and the topper to the report? It’s also thinking about making an Android version of the iTunes app available.
A new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) indicates that iPad owners replace their devices less frequently than iPhone owners, with the iPad replacement lifecycle more resembling that of a Mac, which is replaced by users on an average of every four years.
Latest Use of iBeacons: The NBA’s Golden State Warriors Push Fans in Nosebleed Seats to Upgrade Their Seats
So, you’ve got Golden State Warriors seats, and they’re up next to God? Don’t worry, denizens of the nosebleed section, The Warriors will let you know if there are any better seats available for the game, and they’ll notify you about them via Apple’s iBeacons and your iPhone.
Apple Seeds New Betas of OS X 10.9.3 and iTunes 11.1.6 to Developers – Restores Contacts and Calendar Syncing in iTunes
Thursday saw Apple seed the latest betas of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 and iTunes 11.1.6 to developers. The new betas restore contacts and calendar syncing in iTunes.
Other analysts predictions of disappointing Q2 iPhone sales could be overly pessimistic, says Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty. She’s expecting Apple to announce that it shipped 42 million iPhones in its second fiscal quarter, rather than the 38 million predicted by supply chain analysts.
Fortune released its inaugural list of the World’s Greatest Leaders on Thursday, and Apple CEO Tim Cook grabbed the #33 spot on a list that includes Pope Francis, Bill Clinton, Dalai Lama, and other dignitaries.
Developers from around the world are reporting critical issues with iTunes Connect that is preventing them form deploying new and updated apps to the App Store. This comes just over a month after a similar issue struck the service.
China Mobile’s chief executive Li Yue confirmed on Thursday that the carrier had added one million new iPhone customers in February. The carrier launched the iPhone on its network in mid-January.
Some 37 years after it received the first batch of Apple computers to sell, FirstTech will close both of its locations in Minneapolis on March 29th.