Apple has built a massive and fast-growing $16 billion annual revenue stream in digital content alone, Apple analyst Horace Dediu says.
The cost of acquiring loyal users for iPhone and iPad apps shot up by almost a third last month as marketers started the big Christmas season push.
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Surprising no one, Google Maps for the iPhone is insanely popular.
You know the old story about statistics and liars, right? Statistics lie, and liars use statistics, or so the old saw says. There’s a good reason for that: statistics are so damn easy to lie with. Even when you don’t mean to.
According to a just-released study from London-based ABI Research, iPhone had only 29 percent of app downloads in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 47 percent for Android.
CNET Download.com‘s proprietary software installer downloads “special offer” toolbars and software that some businesses are calling malware. The company has made changes to let people opt out, but according to security software company Nmap, that isn’t enough.
Apple is looking for a way to merge multiple Apple IDs, since developers have found having multiple sign-ins cause problems on iOS 5 and iCloud, according to MacRumors.
Apple’s App Store, the store in which iPod, iPhone, and iPad users buy and download applications, has surpassed 500,000 approved applications according to a combined estimate by Chomp, 148apps, and Chillingo.
I hope Apple announces its new plans for digital music purchases soon, because I’m getting tired of the constant speculation. This time around, it seems Apple is negotiating deals with record companies to allow customers to download music they’ve purchased across multiple devices, Bloomberg reports.