Judging from Apple's own App Store data, an awful lot of folks have upgraded to iOS 8 in the first five days! We've got all the details on that number, along with a look at the latest pair of Fallon/Timerlake iPhone 6 commercials, and news of an Adobe-Aviary mashup that looks promising for mobile shutterbugs. Don't delay, click to read more!
If you happen to follow one or more iOS app developers on Twitter, you've probably noticed an uptick in posts about the challenges they face in surviving as independents. One of the most detailed comes from developer Jared Sinclair, who outlined the first year's worth of sales activity for his RSS app Unread, and it's a bit of a sobering view on how even quality titles can fail to produce sustainable income. But that's not the only news this morning; it looks like two members of the Mac family could be getting updates soon.
iOS developers have long been able to offer promotion codes, which give customers free copies of their apps — but Apple has never allowed such codes to be used for in-app purchases, at least not until this week.
The rapid growth of Apple's App Store has been great for developers and iOS users alike, but that success often comes with frustration when trying to search for a new app — a task that may soon get a bit easier.
Assuming Apple doesn't introduce big changes to its software keyboard with iOS 8 this year, the folks at Fleksy may be our best hope for change now that they've opened the doors to all developers with an SDK.
Putting off the purchase of your next automobile because Apple has yet to unleash iOS in the Car? An enterprising developer cobbled together a video of how the service might work using the current version of iOS 7.
Even though it was a week of travel, feasting, and shopping like fools for a good number of Americans, that doesn't mean things weren't percolating in the Apple news department. We've got new games, new gear, and new market dominance. That's right, Apple might be pretty popular in America, but they're big in Japan. Like huge. Meanwhile...
If you hadn't heard of AppGratis prior to this past weekend, you probably have now -- Apple pulled the company's popular app discovery service out of the App Store, and now the CEO is telling their side of the story.