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.
Apple's earnings call this quarter revealed news that was very much in line with the trends we've been seeing from the Cupertino company in years past: For the most part, device sales were up, but sales of the iPad continued the downward slide we've been seeing for a while. On the plus side, research firm IDC (via MacRumors) shows that Apple still maintains a healthy lead over its competitors in the tablet market.
Would you believe us if we told you there's a new model of iPad Air on the way? With iOS 8 set to debut this fall, new hardware isn't exactly a surprise, but now we have a few details on what to expect.
Wondering if brash T-Mobile US CEO John Legere will be out of a job after Sprint gobbles up the scrappy rival carrier? According to Bloomberg, Legere may actually wind up installed as CEO of the combined company, leaving current Sprint CEO Dan Hesse cashing unemployment checks instead — presumably with a big severance package for his troubles. Just the mere thought of it is probably enough to give Verizon Wireless and AT&T nightmares...
Are you the sort of Spotify listener who prefers not to rely on spotty wireless connectivity to blast your jams? Good news: The music streaming service released a new iOS update this week that lets paying Premium members download an entire library for offline listening all at once. If that's not enough to kick off the summer months, read on for more cool news you might have missed as the week wraps up.
Is it time for Apple to start worrying about Microsoft when it comes to tablets? By almost all accounts, the original Surface was a flop (along with its successor last year), leading many commentators to believe that Microsoft may never be able to establish itself as a true contender in the prize market. But that may have changed this morning with this morning's reveal of the Surface Pro 3, "the tablet that can replace your laptop."
Apple appears to have hit a brick wall in the first three months of 2014 where iPad growth is concerned, but it turns out they may not be alone: Consumers are finding few compelling reasons to upgrade existing tablets.
It's been quite the week for Apple rumors, and frankly we'd be happy to see even a portion of what's making the rounds actually come to pass later this year. Thankfully, there's plenty of new stuff that's actually been released this week, and we've managed to round up a handful of the most interesting for your consideration while we're all waiting...
Despite widespread images of shattered iPhone screens across the internet, a new study of customer data from a smartphone insurance service claims Apple's devices are treated less roughly than rival handsets.
Here's one that will likely chap the behinds of mobile executives who just spent the national gross income of a small country to attend Mobile World Congress: Apple's latest tablet was voted best, and they didn't even have to show up.