Apple iTunes Posts

Apple improves App Store with “Best New Updates” for games

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On Thursday, Apple unveiled a tweak to the iOS App Store that showcases games that were updated in a new “Best New Updates” section. Apple used to curate game updates into a curated “Best New Games” section.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL): iTunes now has almost 800M accounts

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In June 2013, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced that iTunes hit 575 million accounts. Ten months later, that number increased almost 40%. During Apple’s earnings call, Tim Cook said that iTunes is soon going to pass 800 million accounts. That is around 710,000 new accounts being added per day in the last 10 months. It is highly likely that Apple could hit 1 billion users in less than a year.
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Dropbox Updates iOS App To Version 3.0

Dropbox AppDropbox has updated their iOS app to support the new iOS 7 design and AirDrop.  The new Dropbox iOS app was built from the ground up to incorporate the new design and it has a revamped white/blue icon that is flatter than the previous icon.  Dropbox also changed around the icons on the menu bar to become flat.  The menus and navigations seamlessly fit the iOS 7 user interface.  There is also improved sharing and exporting features for working with files on other apps.
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Apple Adds First Video Trailer For iOS App On iTunes

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If you have frequented the Google Play Store when searching for apps, you will notice that Google lets you watch trailers for apps as you browse if the developer created them.  In the U.K., Apple has added the first App Store video clip and it is for the game Clumsy Ninja.  The video clip appears side-by-side with the app icons and promotional graphics.  Could this be a sign for things to come on iTunes?  Only time will tell, but I am sure developers will be happy if Apple made this feature available across the board.

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Apple Now Allows Users To Download 100MB On Cellular Connection

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Apple has quietly upped the 100MB download limit from 50MB through a cellular connection.  Apple added the ability to download 50MB through a cellular connection last March from 20MB.  Aside from apps, these changes are also reflected upon music, videos, and books on iTunes.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Is Being Sued By Breaking Bad Fans

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is currently being sued by several Breaking Bad fans that are claiming that the company is falsely advertising a “Season Pass” for the TV show, according to GigaOM.

The class action lawsuit was filed in San Jose, California.  The lawsuit claims that Apple owes customers who bought the pass for the show’s fifth and last season for $22.99 (or $14.99 for the non-HD version) did not include all 16 episodes.

The episodes were split into two parts, but Apple’s marketing materials for the “Season Pass” promised access to “every episode in that season.”

 

Apple Now Lets Children Under Age 13 To Have iTunes Accounts

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Apple is now letting children under the age of 13 have an iTunes account with the approval of an educational institution.  Many schools are providing students with iPads so this initiative makes sense.  The educational institutions can create IDs after getting their hands on “verifiable parental consent.”
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