Posts Categorized: App Store

Apple iPhone Media Event Scheduled for October 4

Apple has sent invitations to the media for a press event on October 4 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, as reported by The Loop. The invitation image features four iOS app icons and states “Let’s talk iPhone” to clearly designate this event as the much-anticipated announcement of the next iPhone model. There has been much… Read more »

Apple Removes Financial Times App from App Store

Remember how Apple said that developers needed to give Apple a 30% cut of sales for content sold within apps (and that this content had to be available for purchase at the same or a lower price outside of the app) and then backtracked on it all in June? Though Apple no longer requires price… Read more »

Ebook Reader Apps Updated to Comply with App Store Rules

Several ebook reader apps, including those of Amazon (Kindle), Barnes and Noble (Nook), and Kobo, have removed in-app links to their online ebook stores in order to comply with App Store guidelines. Updates for the Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Google Books app hit the App Store in the past few days, the timing of which… Read more »

Apple Releases iTunes 10.4, iWork Updates

Following the release of Mac OS X Lion this morning, Apple has released updates for iTunes and its iWork suite for the Mac. iTunes 10.4 is available for download via Software Update on the Mac or directly from Apple’s site, offering specific compatibility with Lion. Additionally, iTunes is now a 64-bit Cocoa application for improved performance… Read more »

iOS Device Owners Downloading More Apps at Higher Prices, Analyst Says

Fortune reports that Apple iOS device owners are downloading more apps this year than before at higher prices, according to a client report by Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster. Munster’s report comes on the heels of Apple’s announcement last week that more than 15 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store. Munster reportedly… Read more »

App Store Surpasses 15 Billion Downloads

Apple announced today that its App Store has surpassed 15 billion downloads by more than 200 million iOS device users since its inception in 2008. In just three years, the revolutionary App Store has grown to become the most exciting and successful software marketplace the world has ever seen,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice… Read more »

iOS Developer Collects and Reveals Most Common Passcodes, Apple Pulls App from App Store

The Next Web reported earlier this week on an interesting experiment by developer Daniel Amitay who anonymously collected user passcodes through his app Big Brother Camera Security. Amitay posted the results of this anonymous data gathering on his blog and the internet was aflame yesterday with the information along with dire warnings about choosing a… Read more »

Apple Backpedals on In-App Subscription Pricing

As reported by our sister site MacRumors early this morning, Apple has changed the pricing guidelines for in-app purchases that it first rolled out in February, removing a requirement that made selling content within apps much less appealing to publishers. Previously, Apple required that publishers offer content via in-app purchase at the same or a… Read more »

Apple to Unveil iOS 5 and iCloud at WWDC

Here’s something new: Apple has issued a press release announcing that the company will unveil iOS 5, a new cloud service called iCloud and Mac OS X Lion at the keynote for its Worldwide Developers Conference next week. The press release states that the keynote will be presented by Steve Jobs and other Apple executives… Read more »

Apple Defends App Developers Against Lodsys Patent Infringement Claims

Earlier this month, patent holding firm Lodsys sent letters to several iOS developers threatening legal action over the infringement of a patent purportedly violated by in-app upgrade functionality within apps. The patent, which was filed in 2003, covers “methods and systems for gathering information from units of a commodity across a network ” and does… Read more »