Apple reported record earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2107, but the shining star in the company’s portfolio was the services category which grew an impressive 18 percent year over year and 13 percent higher than last quarter. This explosive growth was fueled primarily by strong App Store performance.
Australia Day takes place annually on January 26, so, to celebrate, Apple is using the App Store to promote the country’s colors.
Apple today announced App Store price changes due to fluctuating foreign exchange rates and taxation changes in India, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The price increase will be applicable for apps and in-apps purchases, and it does not include subscriptions.
If you’ve had an iPhone since the early years of the App Store, you might notice the screenshots have changed over time. Apps used to have basic, plain screenshots that anyone could capture, but they’ve evolved for many developers into promotional masterpieces. Developers photoshop the screenshots into an iPhone or iPad, add text and gradients, and really take advantage of a user’s natural draw to solid graphics.
A lawsuit originally filed in 2012, which saw App Store customers aggravated that they could not buy iOS apps outside of Apple’s iOS App Store, has been revived.
According to a report from The New York Times, Apple has fielded requests in China to remove the publication’s apps from the iOS App Store.
Those trying to access the iTunes Store and/or the App Store are running into issues trying to connect and purchase content.
The App Store has had records broken before, and it will probably continue to do so in the years ahead, just as it did recently.