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Topic: App Store

Supreme Court ruling on Apple App Store fee case not expected until mid-2019

09/27/2018, 11:09 am

Benjamin Schachter of Macquarie Research expects that the Supreme Court's verdict on a long-running suit over developer's fees in the App Store will be heard soon, but the ruling won't come down until early 2019, and any possible financial impact is at least a year away.

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iWork updates for iOS and macOS deliver support for Siri Shortcuts, dark mode, more

09/17/2018, 05:09 pm

Apple on Monday updated its iWork suite on iOS and macOS with several new enhancements and features designed for their latest operating systems, including support for Siri Shortcuts on iOS and dark mode on Mac.

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Apple says iPhone & Watch apps will have to support iOS 12, watchOS 5 & new hardware by March

09/12/2018, 07:09 pm

Following its Wednesday GM releases, Apple on Wednesday began calling for developers to submit apps compatible with iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, warning that iPhone and Apple Watch apps will have to meet new standards come March.

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Apple encourages developers to adopt subscription fee structure in new video

09/10/2018, 09:09 pm

Apple on Monday continued to push app makers toward in-app subscriptions by sharing a new "Developer Insights" video on its developer portal espousing the benefits of reoccurring payments.

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Apple removes Alex Jones' Infowars app from App Store

09/07/2018, 09:09 pm

Nearly a month after Apple dropped Alex Jones' podcasts from iTunes and Podcasts, the company has removed the Infowars app from the iOS App Store, completing a purge of the conspiracy theorist's content from its various distribution platforms.

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Apple's App Store begins showing Korean prices in local currency

09/05/2018, 03:09 pm

People buying apps or in-app purchases in South Korea will finally see prices listed in the country's native currency, the won, Apple announced on Wednesday.

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Skype users can now record calls on Mac and iOS

09/04/2018, 08:09 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday added call recording functionality to its Skype voice and video calling service, an oft-requested feature that will add platform value for a wide swath of users, from professionals to on-the-go podcasters.

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Apple requires privacy policy metadata for all App Store submissions from October 3

08/31/2018, 08:08 am

Developers must include a link to their privacy policy in the metadata for their app, according to a new rule issued by Apple last night, one that extends the existing requirement for apps with subscriptions to all new apps and updates to exiting apps pushed to the App Store.

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Apple donates $1M to Kerala flood relief efforts

08/26/2018, 01:08 am

After opening iTunes' donation mechanism earlier this week to help victims of the Kerala floods in India, Apple on Saturday pledged 70,000,000 Indian Rupees (about $1 million) to support Mercy Corps efforts in the region.

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Netflix's iOS App Store fee avoidance will only give 'modest' revenue boost

08/23/2018, 08:08 am

Removal of in-app payments for a Netflix subscription in some markets may be modestly beneficial to the company's overall revenue, but bringing the concept to the U.S. version of the app may not be that beneficial overall for the streaming service.

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Facebook pulls Onavo Protect from App Store after Apple finds it violates privacy policy [u]

08/22/2018, 07:08 pm

Facebook on Wednesday pulled its VPN service Onavo Protect from the iOS App Store after Apple found the app in violation of newly implemented privacy policies.

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Apple's App Store Search Ads now available in 13 countries around the world

08/22/2018, 06:08 pm

App Store Search Ads, Apple's system of promoting apps in its app marketplace, have now rolled out to 12 additional countries around the world, the company announced to developers on Wednesday.

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Hands on: There need to be more games like Civilization VI on iPad

08/22/2018, 03:08 pm

"Civilization VI" is one of a the few games that debuted on iPad with feature parity to the Mac and Windows versions. After playing the game for the past eight months on our iPad, we've come to the conclusion we need more of this caliber game on iOS.

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Apple opens up iTunes & App Store donations for flooding in Kerala, India

08/22/2018, 02:08 pm

Visitors to the iTunes Store and App Store are on Wednesday being greeting by banners asking for donations to help flooding victims in Kerala, India.

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Netflix tests removing App Store billing on iPhone & iPad

08/21/2018, 09:08 am

Netflix may be set to drop in-app payments for iPhone and iPad owners, giving the streaming service a greater revenue cut from people who still want to subscribe.

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Apple culls thousands of apps in China amid attacks from state media

08/20/2018, 05:08 am

Following a scathing rebuke of supposedly lax App Store policy enforcement from Chinese state media, Apple on Monday confirmed the removal of thousands of deemed-illegal titles from the online storefront in compliance with local regulations.

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Apple held secret meeting with developers in 2017 to push app subscriptions

08/13/2018, 10:08 pm

In a meeting in a New York loft last year, Apple told around 30 developers that they ought to embrace subscription models.

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Apple Services and the ecosystem of value capture

08/11/2018, 02:08 pm

Apple's remarkable success in iTunes and its App Stores bears striking similarity to another example of a platform developer investing in its own ecosystem: transit Value Capture. App Store Value Capture has changed the game for Apple, and is now fueling a faster rate of revenue growth for the company than all of its hardware segments combined.

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Apple's secret Services sauce sells systems

08/10/2018, 11:08 am

Despite making the hardware business look easy, Apple hasn't always been incredibly successful in introducing new devices. But comparing its biggest hits with its worst misses helps to isolate a secret sauce that is driving demand for the company's products globally.

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Apple explains decision to keep 'Infowars' app on App Store

08/08/2018, 08:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday confirmed a decision to leave conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Infowars app available for download in the iOS App Store following the removal of his podcast content from other digital platforms including iTunes and Podcasts, saying the app has not violated company guidelines.

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