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Topic: App Store

Featured spots in iOS 11 App Store can drive app downloads up to 800 percent

04/20/2018, 03:04 pm

Apple's new "Game of the Day," "App of the Day" and other featured spots can drive downloads significantly more than prior efforts to highlight new and outstanding apps, new app analytics claim.

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Amazon touts 100M Prime users as Apple quietly passes a quarter-billion paid subscriptions

04/19/2018, 07:04 am

Apple now has a customer base of more than 250 million paid subscriptions across its Services offerings of Apple Music, iCloud and App Store continuing payments. Viewed against Amazon's recent announcement of 100 million Prime members, that figure is substantial. But Apple is also adding around 30 million new subscriptions every quarter.

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iOS release of 'Fortnite' rakes in over $25M in first 30 days

04/18/2018, 09:04 am

Epic Games' "Fortnite" -- a free-to-play third-person shooter, which took off after adding a battle royale mode copying "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" -- amassed over $25 million in its first 30 days after being ported to iOS devices, according to research data shared this week.

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Apple iOS App Store is trouncing Google Play in services, subscriptions

04/18/2018, 04:04 am

Apple's U.S. customers installed 45 new iPhone apps in 2017, a growth of 10 percent over last year, while Services revenue from In-App Purchases and Subscriptions expanded by 23 percent--driven by games, music and video streaming and dating services. And overall, Apple's U.S. App Store customers drove significantly higher revenue per user ($58) than Google Play ($38).

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Apple's geographically limited India app accelerator hampering iOS development growth

04/16/2018, 09:04 am

Though Apple featured the India-developed Froggipedia at its March 27 iPad event, the company may need to ramp up its outreach to foster more iPhone and iPad apps in the country, a report suggested on Monday.

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Does YouTube's new dark theme save iPhone X battery life?

04/07/2018, 07:04 am

The YouTube app for iOS just received an update, bringing with it a new dark theme that could translate to an increase in battery life for iPhone X. We put the app to the test to find out.

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Snapchat harnesses TrueDepth on iPhone X for ultra-realistic Lenses

04/06/2018, 01:04 am

Snapchat on Friday rolled out a set of three iPhone X-exclusive Lenses that use data from the TrueDepth camera array to mold realistic AR overlays, or masks, onto a user's face.

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Cumulative App Store titles declined for first time in 2017, report says

04/04/2018, 07:04 pm

Apple's gigantic selection of App Store apps contracted for the first time in 2017, with the online storefront shedding 5 percent of its total app count over the year, according to a report from reporting platform Appfigures.

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Apple updates Apple Store app with new Sessions tab, design changes

03/22/2018, 06:03 pm

Apple on Thursday rolled out a revamped version of its Apple Store app for iOS, introducing a new Sessions tab for easy access to Today at Apple events and app-wide design tweaks.

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Explosive Apple Services growth expected to be main engine for future revenue expansion

03/22/2018, 02:03 pm

Apple may not be reliant on massive seasonal sales of the iPhone going forward for steady revenue growth, if a new analyst report is accurate.

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YouTube becomes top grossing iPhone app in U.S. after 8 years in App Store

03/21/2018, 09:03 pm

Google's YouTube app for iOS, which provides direct access to the ubiquitous video sharing service, this week became the top grossing iPhone title on Apple's U.S. App Store, a watershed achievement eight years in the making.

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The seven best iPhone or iPad apps for learning to play the guitar

03/20/2018, 02:03 pm

Whether you're just learning, trying to get better, or looking to upgrade your equipment, the App Store offers a wide variety of apps geared towards guitarists, and after playing with a bunch of them, AppleInsider gives your our seven favorites.

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Apple clamps down on changes to 'What's New' text & URLs in App Store listings

03/20/2018, 10:03 am

As of April, iPhone and iPad developers will no longer be able to make on-the-fly changes to the "What's New in This Version" text in App Store listings, or even those pages' support and marketing URLs.

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Apple grows carrier billing options in UK, France, Germany & other European nations

03/20/2018, 08:03 am

People wanting to take advantage of carrier billing for Apple Music, the App Store, and other Apple online services now have further options in several European countries.

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Fortnite estimated to have grossed $1.5M in in-app purchases after 4 days on iOS App Store

03/19/2018, 10:03 pm

Though it launched on iOS as a limited "early release" last Thursday, Epic Games' Fortnite is already sitting atop the App Store's free app download charts and, according to fresh estimates from Sensor Tower, has grossed more than $1.5 million in worldwide in-app purchases.

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Apple's services business booms amid continued reports of weak iPhone X demand

03/19/2018, 05:03 pm

Apple's services business is booming, and it could serve to offset reported softness in demand for the iPhone X, as well as smooth out the valleys in seasonal earnings drops expected to arrive this quarter.

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If you want a 'Fortnite' invite for your iPhone, hit up your friends that play

03/19/2018, 12:03 pm

Gamers waiting to get an invitation from Epic Games to try out 'Fortnite' on their iPhone or iPad can gain access early via other players, with current participants receiving emails advising them of the availability of friend invitations on their accounts.

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SwiftKey updated with new 'Toolbar' for quick access to GIFs, emoji and clipboard text

03/16/2018, 01:03 am

Microsoft on Thursday released an update to its SwiftKey predictive keyboard app for iOS and Android, adding a number of enhancements including the Toolbar, an expandable menu that sits atop the keyboard for easy access to frequently used features.

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How to snag an invitation to play Fortnite on iOS and an early hands-on

03/15/2018, 07:03 pm

Epic Games on Thursday began the process of sending out a first wave of invitations to play the iOS port of its popular game Fortnite, which the company claims will deliver a "full battle royale experience" on mobile. Here's how to sign up.

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The App Store has reportedly been blocked in Iran

03/15/2018, 05:03 pm

Users in Iran can no longer connect to, download apps from or browse Apple's App Store, as an apparent ban put in place on Thursday is blocking attempts to access the digital storefront.

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