In late October, 2014, Apple Maps Connect gained traction as a way for Maps users, and small business owners, to get information showcased in the app for people looking for those smaller businesses out there in the world.
In the early part of 2014, Apple officially purchased a company called Burstly, the development company that had constructed the app beta testing service known as TestFlight.
According to reports from Chinese media, Apple will allow the Chinese government to run security audits on its iOS and Mac devices that it sells in China. The Cupertino company is, apparently, allowing this security audit because the Chinese government is worried that Apple might have included a backdoor in its devices and software for the U.S. government to take advantage of.
Apple’s presence in Crimea is quickly being whittled down. Following reports that Apple had ceased developer relations within the area, it looks like sales of physical goods are the next to go.