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This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music royalty reversal, iPhone rumors, Confederate controversy & more

06/27/2015, 06:06 am

News about Apple Music dominated the week, especially a decision to reverse course on trial royalties, but other items grabbing headlines included future iPhone plans, expanded Apple Watch sales, and deep controversy over a ban on Confederate flags in the App Store.

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Apple reinstates select games with Confederate flag art to iOS App Store

06/26/2015, 05:06 pm

Apple on Friday reinstated a number of games recently stricken from the iOS App Store for bearing references to the Confederate battle flag, a polarizing symbol that some equate to slavery in America.

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Apple highlights LGBT content with special curated App Store section

06/25/2015, 07:06 pm

In celebration of efforts made toward gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights equality, Apple on Thursday added a special section to the iOS App Store pointing to movies, music, TV shows, apps and other online media it says reflects LGBT pride.

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Apple confirms Confederate flag ban in App Store, says war games have to change art

06/25/2015, 03:06 pm

Apple on Thursday confirmed that it has removed a number of games and other apps from the App Store because they contain images of the Confederate battle flag.

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Apple pulls Civil War games from App Store in ongoing controversy over Confederate flags

06/25/2015, 11:06 am

Apple appears to have removed most or all content from the App Store that features a Confederate flag, even games which only feature the flag in a historical war context, it was discovered on Thursday.

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Apple takes App Analytics service out of beta, adds features

06/18/2015, 10:06 pm

Apple on Thursday sent out an email blast to developers notifying them of new features added to App Analytics, including data for crashes, number of paying users and a ratios tool for comparing statistics.

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New Bethesda mobile game 'Fallout Shelter' debuts exclusively on Apple's iOS

06/15/2015, 09:06 am

Fans of the Fallout franchise have a new mobile game to occupy their attention in the run-up to Fallout 4's hotly-anticipated release, though Android users are out of luck as the game -- called Fallout Shelter -- is available only on iOS for now.

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Find My iPhone, Friends become built-in apps in Apple's first iOS 9 beta, cannot be uninstalled

06/10/2015, 08:06 am

Both Apple's "Find My iPhone" and "Find My Friends" applications are built in to the first beta of iOS 9, hinting that they could be added to the growing list of native iPhone apps when the software update launches this fall.

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Apple's iOS App Store hits 100B downloads, pays out $30B to developers

06/08/2015, 02:06 pm

In an update to developers at WWDC, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company recently exceeded 100 billion downloads at the iOS App Store, and has generated $30 billion for developers.

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Apple to replace Newsstand with new Flipboard-like app for iOS 9

06/08/2015, 11:06 am

Apple is apparently planning to do away with its Newsstand application for iOS, instead replacing it with a Flipboard-like digital magazine that will present content from a number of sources.

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This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music, TV delays, HomeKit & more

06/06/2015, 03:06 am

This week saw a flurry of last-minute rumors emerge about Apple's planned WWDC 2015 announcements -- including streaming music, and the absence of highly-anticipated TV offerings.

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Apple mulling reduced App Store fees for subscriptions - report

06/05/2015, 02:06 pm

For the first time since the opening of the App Store, Apple is reportedly considering alterations to its revenue model that would see the iPhone maker's cut of subscriptions reduced to less than 30 percent.

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Skype fixes instant-crash messaging bug, Fantastical comes to Apple Watch

06/03/2015, 12:06 pm

Skype on Wednesday fixed a bug causing its apps to crash with a single message, while Flexibits released a new version of Fantastical 2 for the iPhone, adding an Apple Watch app.

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App Store's Games section revamps to concentrate on curated lists

06/01/2015, 03:06 pm

The Games section of the iOS App Store has undergone a significant overhaul since mid-May, and now concentrates curated lists instead of auto-generated sections like "New" and "What's Hot," checks showed on Monday.

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Google reveals Google Photos with free, unlimited photo and video storage [u]

05/28/2015, 02:05 pm

During the keynote presentation at its annual developers conference on Thursday, Google officially announced Google Photos, a new photo storage and backup service that offers unlimited storage for photos and videos.

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First look: Pixelmator for iPhone is a feature-packed mobile image editor

05/28/2015, 12:05 am

With its first iPhone app offering, Pixelmator stuffs in a dizzying array of photo editing tools normally restricted to more powerful devices like Mac and iPad, including full-featured image adjustment options, a wealth of paint brushes, layer support, effects, a polished design and much more.

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Apple Store app partners with Postmates for same-day deliveries

05/27/2015, 05:05 pm

In an update to the Apple Store iOS app on Wednesday, Apple added integration with on-demand logistics service Postmates to offer customers same-day deliveries as an alternative to in-store pickups.

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Native apps for Apple Watch will arrive this fall, Apple still won't reveal sales

05/27/2015, 02:05 pm

At next month's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple will release a new software development kit that will allow applications to run natively on the Apple Watch, and those apps will become available to consumers this fall, the company confirmed on Wednesday.

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Apple updates WWDC app for 2015 event, confirms June 8 keynote at 10 a.m. Pacific

05/27/2015, 01:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday confirmed the full schedule for the 2015 Worldwide Develoeprs Conference -- including the keynote presentation on June 8 -- and released version 3.0 of the WWDC iOS app, introducing a new Apple Watch companion.

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Kindle for iOS adds 'Bookerly' font, Fox Movie of the Day app promotes iTunes flash sales

05/27/2015, 12:05 pm

Amazon on Wednesday improved the look of fonts in Kindle for iOS, while Fox launched a Movie of the Day app for the iPhone, highlighting daily flash sales of Fox movies hosted on iTunes.

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