Tag: sales

Fiksu report shows staggering App Store growth

December is always a big month for Apple and, by extension, the developers on the App Store, but December 2014 was a special kind of crazy. According to a new report by analytics and marketing firm Fiksu, downloads on Apple's digital marketplace skyrocketed 44% over the year prior, marking the thi...

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Video highlights mural on forthcoming Chongqing Apple Store

Apple has posted a video on its China retail page highlighting the collaboration that resulted in the mural that currently covers the forthcoming Chongqing store. Navid Baraty and artist Yangyang Pan worked on the mural, which is just stunning. In the video, they each discuss their contributions....

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Apple may permit security inspects of products by Chinese government

The Beijing News is reporting today that Apple's Tim Cook has agreed to security inspections of his company's products by Chinese government officials. According to MacRumors, the inspections will concentrate on identifying back doors that would allow third-party access to stored data. China i...

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Apple has been adding 1M iBookstore users per week

Earlier this week, Apple iBooks chief Keith Moerer announced that the company has been gaining about one million iBookstore users per week since the release of OS X Yosemite. The announcement came at the Digital Book World Conference in New York City. The iBookstore comes pre-installed on Yose...

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Music streaming expands in 2014, digital sales drop

Thanks to a new report from Nielsen SoundScan we now know that 2014 proved to be yet another chaotic year for the music industry. Total sales of albums fell 11 percent to just 257 million albums sold in the US, while digital sales dropped 9 percent to 117.6 million. Vinyl sales grew 52 percent, b...

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Apple updates return policy in several EU countries

Apple has adjusted its return policy in several European countries, including the UK, Germany and France. The change lets customers essentially "return" digital purchases within fourteen days of purchase. Qualifying purchases include apps, music and books from the iBookstore. According to App...

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Apple takes over HTC's home country, iPhone 6 most popular smartphone in Taiwan

HTC's home country of Taiwan is now devoted to Apple, according to new sales data. The iPhone 6 has driven Apple's rise in the region, and of the top ten best selling smartphones in Taiwan last month, various models of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus stole a total of four of those spots. That's a whole lo...

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T-mobile announces new $100 plan with 2-lines and unlimited 4G data

T-Mobile on Tuesday announced that it was adding two cellular plans designed for families who are looking to save money on multiple lines. Both plans are available starting today for a limited amount of time. The new Unlimited 4G LTE family plan offers two lines of service with an unlimited data ...

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Today is the best day to buy an iPhone from T-Mobile

Holiday deals on the iPhone are sometimes underwhelming -- mainly because the phones sell so well on their own that they don't really need any help finding homes -- but T-Mobile's Cyber Monday deal is actually pretty fantastic. For today only, T-Mobile is selling iPhones with higher memory capacit...

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Want a Mac under the Christmas tree this year? Better order now

Online shoppers placing orders for the new Retina iMac on Apple's digital store are seeing notifications of "unexpected delays" as we make our way closer to the biggest gift-giving day of the year. MacNN is reporting that delays of up to two weeks are pushing orders originally slated for November ...

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Apple just sold more Macs than iPods for the first time in a decade

The iPad and iPhone are both selling extremely well these days, but Apple's other portable, the iPod, is having a rough go of things. Being replaced by smartphones as the default mobile music player of choice, the iPod dipped to under 15 million units sold in fiscal 2014, which means two things: T...

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Long live the Mac! Apple posts all-time quarterly record in Mac sales

Apple's earnings results yesterday blew away analyst estimates. Yeah, yeah, what else is new? Apple also set a new iPhone sales record for the September quarter. Par for the course, really. Apple last quarter sold 5.5 million Macs, more than it's ever sold in any other quarter in company h...

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iPhone 6 beating out its bigger brother by a 6-to-1 margin

For the first time in the history of the iPhone, Apple launched two new sizes of its iconic handset this year, so which way the sales would swing was anyone's guess. The smaller -- and cheaper -- iPhone 6 was obviously going to beat out its bigger brother, the 6 Plus, but by how much? App analyt...

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Tim Cook calls iPhone 6 launch the biggest ever

As with every Apple event, Tim Cook opened with some numbers that reveal just how well Apple is doing. A few tidbits he revealed include that the iPhone 6 is the fastest selling iPhone ever, and the new smartphone shattered the record for first month orders. Cook emphasized that, taking the upcomi...

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iPhone 6 siblings find their way to 36 additional territories in October

In its never-ending quest for world domination, Apple will be pushing the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to three dozen additional countries by the end of October. A press release from the company announced the rollout plans, going on to note that it will be the fastest iPhone rollout ever, reaching over 115...

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