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Apple increases iOS App Store revenue lead, now earns 75% more than Android's Google Play

01/20/2016, 05:01 pm

Despite a huge jump in Android app downloads from Google Play fueled by the company's expansion into developing markets, Apple's iOS App Store continues to bring in more money and has actually increased its lead in profitability over Android's official store.

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Apple releases new Music Memos app for capturing and organizing beats on iPhone

01/20/2016, 11:01 am

Apple on Wednesday unveiled a surprise addition to its iOS lineup with a new Music Memos app, designed specifically to help musicians and songwriters craft new musical ideas on the go.

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Apple updates GarageBand for iOS with Live Loops, inspired by DJ hardware controllers & drum machines

01/20/2016, 11:01 am

Apple on Wednesday launched GarageBand 2.1 for iOS, introducing a new feature called Live Loops which aims to make it easy for anyone to create music like a live DJ, and also adding hardware-specific support for the iPad Pro and 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

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Apple hikes App Store prices in Canada, Russia, New Zealand & several other countries

01/18/2016, 03:01 pm

Reacting to fluctating currencies, Apple on Monday told developers that it will be hiking App Store prices in several countries within the next three days.

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App Analytics data now available for tvOS apps

01/11/2016, 09:01 pm

Overshadowed by Monday's tsunami of iOS, Mac and tvOS beta releases, Apple announced an expansion to its App Analytics tool that lets developers measure user engagement and monetization of tvOS apps.

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tvOS 9.2 beta 1 adds support for app folders, Bluetooth keyboards

01/11/2016, 02:01 pm

The upcoming tvOS 9.2 update for the fourth-generation Apple TV adds a number of new capabilities for the fresh platform, including the ability to stow apps in folders on the home screen, and to connect a Bluetooth keyboard for easier text entry.

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This week on AppleInsider: 'iPhone 7' rumors, iPhone 6s production cuts, stock market troubles & more

01/09/2016, 02:01 pm

News stepped to a fast pace at the beginning of 2016, with numerous rumors about the iPhone 7, and worries about Apple's stock price and the prospects for iPhone 6s sales.

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App Store reached estimated $6.4 billion of Apple's revenue during 2015

01/07/2016, 11:01 am

After payments to developers, Apple's revenue share from the App Store during calendar 2015 was approximately $6.4 billion, according to a new analyst estimate.

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Apple touts App Store's record breaking holiday season, $144M spent on New Years Day alone

01/06/2016, 08:01 am

The App Store had its biggest holiday ever, with more than $1.1 billion spent on apps an in-app purchases in a two-week span covering Christmas and New Years, Apple announced on Wednesday.

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Kanye West slams Apple partner Nike, pimps Kim Kardashian's Kimoji app in 'Facts' diss track

01/05/2016, 10:01 am

The 2016 edition of producer-turned-rapper-turned-designer Kanye West's annual New Year's Eve drop took the form of a diss track aimed squarely at longtime Apple partner Nike, while Yeezus also seized the opportunity to promote his wife's Kimoji app that he claims "shut down the App Store."

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Get started with your new iPhone or iPad with these great family friendly apps

12/25/2015, 01:12 pm

Whether visiting family, off on vacation or spending some quiet time at home for Christmas, chances are you'll have an iPhone or iPad at your side. AppleInsider offers together a list of critically acclaimed and family-friendly iOS games to make the season bright.

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Another pirated app service uses Apple enterprise license to distribute stolen software

12/23/2015, 11:12 pm

Word of a fairly well known pirated app service called vShare hit mainstream media outlets on Wednesday as part of a CNNMoney feature, which said the nefarious firm leverages Apple's own enterprise tools to distribute free versions of top paid iOS titles without requiring a jailbreak.

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Apple denies Kim Kardashian emoji app 'broke' iOS App Store

12/22/2015, 05:12 pm

On Monday, pop culture icon Kim Kardashian publicly apologized for breaking the iOS App Store by launching her "Kimoji" emoji app to a crush of customers that supposedly proved too great a load to bear for Apple's servers. A day later, Apple confirmed Kardashian was mistaken.

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Apple assigns App Store oversight to Phil Schiller in apparent nod to developer issues

12/18/2015, 04:12 am

Apple's decision to split its App Stores out of Eddy Cue's iTunes and iCloud oversight and instead assign them to Phil Schiller, its head of worldwide marketing, appears to based on an effort to differentiate platform management of developers' interactive apps from the reselling of static content from media holders, and to handle each appropriately.

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Poll: What is your favorite iOS news app?

12/11/2015, 02:12 pm

AppleInsider is trying to find the best news app for iOS. Vote for your favorite app and we'll tell you the winner next week.

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Apple pushes iPhone 6s pop-up ads to App Store users on older iPhones, angering users

12/11/2015, 10:12 am

Apple is beginning to push fullscreen pop-up ads for the iPhone 6s to people opening the App Store app on some older iPhone models, according to a rush of user complaints.

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Apple TV App Store gains over 400 apps each week, nearly half of all apps are games, data shows

12/10/2015, 11:12 am

Apple's new app store for the Apple TV platform now features over 2600 apps, with an average of 447 new apps coming each week, according to recently-published third-party data.

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Pixelmator gains Apple Pencil, 3D Touch support in latest update

12/10/2015, 06:12 am

Popular iOS image editor Pixelmator was updated on Thursday to support Apple's latest hardware, including iPad Pro optimization with full Apple Pencil compatibility and 3D Touch integration for iPhone 6s.

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Apple's streaming TV talks fell apart on push for 'skinny' channel bundle priced under $30/month - report

12/09/2015, 01:12 pm

Apple's vision for the future of television is a basic streaming bundle with just a handful of channels for a low price -- something content owners couldn't agree to, according to a new report.

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Twitter's Periscope claims App of the Year in Apple's 2015 App Store picks

12/09/2015, 01:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday published its annual Best of 2015 feature for the App Store, highlighting the company's own picks as well as overall bestsellers.

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