Apple has confirmed the purchase of Burstly, owner of the popular iOS beta testing platform TestFlight. TestFlight is popular among developers, as it allows them to release early versions of their applications to a small number of users without having to go through the App Store.
Permit filings came to light on Wednesday that reveal Apple is making plans to augment its existing 50,000 square-foot datacenter in Maiden, NC with a new, smaller “tactical” center that includes office space, meeting areas, and a break room.
New generic top-level domains (gTLDs) have been made available this week, and as they have in the past, Apple has made moves to claim some of the newly available domains.
The iPhone helped China Mobile add more high-speed data users in January than at any time in its history. The company added 14 million new 3G subscribers in the company’s first month as an Apple carrier partner.
Apple has expanded its two-step Apple ID verification process to more countries this week, including Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Spain.
A report earlier this week said Apple had considered acquiring electric car maker Tesla. Now Tesla CEO Elon Musk says while there have been talks with Apple, an acquisition is unlikely.
News spanning the globe! China! Russia! Texas! All this and more, in the MacTrast News Digest for February 19, 2014
Persuading the major Russian cellular providers to sign on as iPhone partner carriers has led to dividends for Apple, as the company’s iPhone sales in Russia doubled in 2013 to 1.57 million units.
A recent aerial photo from Ron Cervi, a news and traffic reporter for KCBS, shows work at Apple’s “Spaceship” Campus 2 project is coming along nicely, with most of the existing structures demolished.
Apple increased its share of the Chinese smartphone market to 7% in the last quarter of 2013 on the back of demand for its flagship iPhone 5s handset. However, that was only good for fifth place in the competitive market.
Apple announced today that it will be holding the first iTunes Festival to be held in the United States at SXSW, running from March 11-15. The festival will take place at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, home of Austin City Limits.
All the news that will fit in a 580 pixel wide column… It’s the MacTrast News Digest for February 18, 2014.
Another indication of Apple’s interest in the fitness and health monitoring field is a patent granted on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent describes a biometric headphone system that can sense a variety of body functions, including temperature, heart rate, and perspiration levels.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has long noted how important China is to his company’s future. He has visited the country multiple times, meeting with business partners and government officials. Now we know at least 1.6 trillion reasons why China could be so important to Apple…
Madison Avenue ad buyers say that Apple and Amazon are missing out on ad revenue, because they are “slow, cocky and downright stingy.” This comes from a recent posting from industry publication Ad Age.
Apple’s “Your Verse” iPad mini site has had a new “verse” added to it on Tuesday. The new story highlights the iPad’s use in professional mountain climbing.