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Topic: App Store

Introductory app subscription pricing coming to App Store

12/11/2017, 08:12 pm

Apple on Monday announced a new App Store feature that allows developers to offer discounted introductory pricing or limited-time free trials on auto-renewable app subscriptions, a move designed to help subscription-based apps draw in new customers.

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Apple now allows all developers to offer app pre-orders on App Store

12/11/2017, 06:12 pm

After experimenting with app pre-orders like Super Mario Run last year, Apple is opening the App Store functionality to all comers, a major shift in how the online storefront operates.

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Apple pulls fake cryptocurrency app that hit #3 on App Store finance charts

12/11/2017, 01:12 pm

An impostor app pretending to belong to MyEtherWallet.com has been removed from the App Store, but not before it managed to secure an ad and climb to third place in the store's Finance category over the weekend.

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Apple to transition Brazilian iTunes sales to local currency in early 2018

12/07/2017, 09:12 pm

In email notifications sent out to Brazilian customers on Thursday, Apple said it plans to transition iTunes pricing from U.S. dollars to the Brazilian real in 2018, offering potential savings on music, apps and more.

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Drake, Bitmoji & Game of Thrones lead Apple Music, iTunes & App Store for 2017

12/07/2017, 09:12 am

Apple on Thursday released a list of the most popular media on iTunes and the App Store during 2017, also calling attention to editorial picks for iPhone and iPad apps.

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Apple Store app updates lets iPhone buyers bypass carrier preauthorization

12/06/2017, 09:12 pm

Apple updated its Apple Store app for iOS on Wednesday with a few feature additions, including the ability to bypass a pesky carrier preauthorization requirement when buying iPhone.

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Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV limited to 2.1 stereo sound, despite streaming 4K HDR video

12/06/2017, 12:12 pm

Though owners of an ultra-high definition 4K TV set with high-dynamic range will get full visual fidelity from Amazon's newly released Prime Video app for Apple TV, the sound quality won't match that best-in-class experience, as it is apparently limited to 2.1 channels at launch.

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Data of 31 million users of iPhone add-on keyboard ai.type potentially leaks

12/06/2017, 10:12 am

Conflicting accounts have emerged about a security breach involving the ai.type add-on keyboard for iOS and Android, with researchers claiming that 31 million people's data has been compromised -- with a user's contacts also potentially included in the leak.

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First look: Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV launches on tvOS App Store

12/06/2017, 08:12 am

Six months after being announced, Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV has debuted on the tvOS App Store, meaning subscribers will be able to view hits like "The Man in the High Castle," "The Big Sick," "Catastrophe," and "The Grand Tour" on Apple's latest set-top boxes.

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Apple introduces install-based Search Ads Basic tier for App Store developers

12/05/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday launched a new advertising option to the App Store, Search Ads Basic, which both changes how developers pay and simplifies the sign-up process.

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Apple's Cook talks privacy, AI & App Store revenues at China's World Internet Conference

12/03/2017, 05:12 pm

Speaking on Sunday at the World Internet Conference -- organized by the Cybersecurity Administration of China -- Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed a variety of topics, including sensitive ones that risked offending the pro-censorship Chinese government.

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Google Maps app updated to fill iPhone X edge-to-edge OLED display

11/30/2017, 03:11 pm

One of the most popular applications on the iOS App Store now takes advantage of the edge-to-edge OLED display on the iPhone X, as Google Maps has been updated to accommodate Apple's flagship handset.

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Apple says over $30M raised for Global Fund in 2017 through (Red) products

11/30/2017, 09:11 am

In 2017, Apple's sales of various (Product)Red-marked goods -- including special editions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus -- directed north of $30 million towards the Global Fund, which aims to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

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Apple seemingly culls games hyping Philippines drug war from App Store

11/28/2017, 09:11 pm

Apple appears to have pulled from its App Store a number of games depicting the extrajudicial killing of drug users by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and national police chief Ronaldo "Bato" dela Rosa after activists demanded the company remove the titles for breaching App Store guidelines.

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Apple schedules annual iTunes Connect downtime for Dec. 23 to 27

11/28/2017, 03:11 pm

iTunes Connect -- the portal through which developers submit and manage content for the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store -- will this year see its holiday downtime for app submissions run between Dec. 23 and 27.

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How to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

11/22/2017, 11:11 am

One of the traditions of Thanksgiving is to watch Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, which features a variety of floats and giant balloons floating through New York for the entertainment of everyone watching from the street. The 91st parade features 26 floats and 45 balloons, with new additions including Olaf from Frozen, characters from PAW Patrol, and Dr. Seuss' The Grinch.

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Apple, other companies pull Skype from Chinese app stores at request of government

11/21/2017, 11:11 am

Microsoft, Apple, and others have been forced by the Chinese government to withdraw the Skype app from app stores in the country -- and at present there is no timetable for its return to availability.

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Apple kickstarts 'This Weekend Only' promotion at App Store

11/09/2017, 10:11 pm

Apple on Thursday introduced a new weekly feature at the iOS App Store, "This Weekend Only," highlighting discounted goods and services available through iPhone and iPad apps.

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Firefox iOS version 10 released with 'Photon' design and menu changes

11/09/2017, 01:11 pm

Firefox has updated the iOS version of its browser to version 10.0, with the milestone release featuring a refreshed modern interface and changes to the menu system, ahead of another major update arriving on the desktop version of the browser next week.

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Free-to-play 'South Park: Phone Destroyer' and 'PES 2018 Mobile' iPhone games land on the App Store

11/09/2017, 10:11 am

Two games from very different franchises arrived in the App Store this week, with 'South Park: Phone Destroyer' introducing crude humor to the card collection genre, while PES 2018 Mobile's annual refresh adds real time multiplayer with friends.

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