Consumers globally are projected to spend US$133 billion on mobile apps and games in 2021 for both Google Play and App Store, according to data presented by phone case retailer Burga, highlighting the smartphone usage over the last few months.
COMPANY NEWS: With more than 11,000 Apple administrators around the world in attendance, Jamf, the standard in Apple enterprise management, kicked off its 12th annual Jamf Nation user conference. Jamf showed how its Apple enterprise management platform connects authorised people and devices to work resources, protects people and organisations from threats and empowers IT and end users with devices that are simple to support and easy to use. Jamf now serves more than 57,000 customers and runs on approximately 25 million devices worldwide.
A judge in California has allowed Apple to continue charging developers a fee as it does, giving Android app makers little cheer that a similar case against Google would provide them any relief.
A non-profit group in the north Indian state of Rajasthan has filed an anti-trust case against Apple similar to that which the iPhone maker faces in the European Union, alleging that the US firm abuses its dominant market position by forcing developers to use its proprietary in-app purchase system.
South Korea has amended existing legislation in order to force both Google and Apple to allow alternative payment systems to be used for their mobile app stores.
Changes to the App Store and the way consumers and developers can purchase apps and subscriptions has been announced by Apple that will hopefully keep developers and consumers happy, and end US court action against the tech giant - along with setting up a fund to help small US developers.
With five designs and a collectible sticker featuring five Apple logo illustrations, giving the gift of Apple via an official Apple Gift Card is now possible in Australia.
The Federal Court has ruled that Epic Games v Apple should be heard in Australia.
App developers need "fair and reasonable terms" when dealing with app stores and "better processes" for the approval of apps to help address the consequences of Google and Apple’s power in the app market, according to a new ACCC report.
The European Union is likely to hit Apple with an anti-trust suit this week for allegedly blocking rivals on its App Store, in the wake of a complaint from music service Spotify.
With the iOS App Store well known to outsell the Google Play store, and with iOS regularly getting apps first, with a big recent example being Clubhouse that is still iOS only, Apple has noted that "despite the economic impact of COVID-19, the Australian app economy is driving consistent growth with 156,000 jobs as of January 2021, an increase of 15% since 2019 and up from 113,000 in 2017."
The war between Apple and Epic Games is heating up with Apple now stating it will remove Epic Game’s developer account, which not only affects Fortnite but the Unreal Engine too.
An epic battle is shaping up over the fees mobile store owners charge developers. Fortnite developer Epic Games isn’t happy about giving a 30% cut of the millions it makes weekly through these stores.
Global hardware and software vendor, Apple, has made a range of announcements for software developers to foster the next generation of apps.
Apple may be about to open up what many refer to as its walled garden and allow the installation of third-party browsers and mail clients on its mobile devices, a report claims.
Clickbait-loving naybobs of negativity once bemoaned that most of Apple's sales were attributable to its iPhone, and that there are no cheap mid-range models, but now that Apple has grown, adding newer products and services, 'lower' but still in the tens of MILLIONS of iPhone sales are... bad?
Despite brain-dead predictions that Apple Watch would fail, it is now the world's most popular smartwatch and the world's most advanced, and with watchOS 6, it will get even better!
Security firm Kaspersky Lab has lodged an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service protesting the App Store policy that has resulted in it being forced to remove its Kaspersky Safe Kids for iOS app from the store.
Ask any tech industry analyst where the sector’s growth is going to come from over the next five years and the answer will almost certainly be services. This is precisely why the current anti-trust court case against Apple and its App Store hegemony is important to both Apple and its iPhone user opponents.
A Supreme Court hearing of a case against Apple, which claims that the company has taken advantage of the market for iPhone apps, appears likely to proceed after just one of the nine judges agreed with Apple.
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