Apple Music has got itself in the Billboard 200 Album chart, Hot 100 singles list and many others. Apple’s dominance in the digital download market was well known.
iTunes store sales were already a benchmark in the download industry. Q3 Quarter reported revenue of $5 Billion from iTunes, AppleCare, Apple Pay, licensing and many other services. This number may not be huge if compared with Apple revenues from iDevices but its a major metric on its own.
Increasing popularity of Apple Music and its addition to Billboard gives great sign of another win for Apple.
Apple’s record breaking streak continues with highest ever profit of $10.7 Billion with 33% jump in its revenues.
iPhone sales were up 35 percent as compared to previous quarters. Driven by higher margins on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and the huge Chinese revenue surge, iPhone revenue was up 59 percent as quoted by Apple CEO Tim Cook:
“We had an amazing quarter, with iPhone revenue up 59 percent over last year, strong sales of Mac, all-time record revenue from services, driven by the App Store, and a great start for Apple Watch.” – Apple CEO Tim Cook
Apple had killed Home sharing feature in iOS 8.4. It created a vast spur among music lovers, which made Apple to bring it back on the fourth Beta version of iOS 9.
If you part of iOS Dev program, you can test it right away. For consumers, you have to wait till the fall.
Rovio has just announced that ‘Angry Birds 2′ is in works and is expected to launch in iOS platform on July 30, 2015.
PS: Rovio is the Finnish game developer mostly known for ‘Angry Birds’ game that they launched back in 2009.
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A Shanghai company has opted a rather unique way to inspire its workers for efficient working. They have created a Gold Bust of Steve Jobs and placed it in such a position that every employee has to go through it while entering the campus.
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Chevron has added support for Apple Pay in the Bay area as a trial. Customers can pay for their gas directly at the station via Apple Pay. Currently the support has been added in San Ramon and soon they will add support in Cupertino as well.
Source : Chevron Official Twitter Page
Apple has finally updated the entire iPod lineup with three new refreshing colors namely, gold, dark blue and hot pink. iPod nano and shuffle only sees the color change while their internals remains the same.
iPod Touch however sees significant internal overhaul. The touch now comes with 64-bit processor and Metal graphics support. There is also a 128 GB ipod touch for video junkies.
This being the current update it will be interesting to see what will be the future iPod generation, as it is a declining business for Apple.
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