Apple has revealed its top iPhone and iPad apps for 2013, with the results offering a look at the most popular (and highest grossing) apps across all categories, from games to social networking and photography. Game developer King sits atop the Top Free apps list for both iPhone and iPad with Candy Crush Saga, while Mojang’s Minecraft: Pocket Edition was the Top Paid app on both platforms.
Apple has released the latest update for its iOS operating system, taking users to iOS 7.0.3. The update adds iCloud Keychain and Password Generator support to iOS devices, as well as a variety of iMessage bug fixes and UI updates.
At today’s Apple event in California, Apple unveiled its new line of iPad tablets, as well as updates to its productivity software on Mac and iPad.
By now, many of us have seen or heard a long list of differences and upgrades associated with Apple’s redesigned iOS operating system iOS 7, but there’s an obvious difference between reading stats on a page and experiencing those changes for oneself. Now that iOS 7 has been available in the wild for a few days, it’s worth noting that we’re still finding new things to love.
Just days after the release of Apple’s updated iOS operating system iOS 7, it’s become clear that users are racing to adopt the new OS faster they have for previous versions. Both Fiksu and Tapjoy have found similar results, showing that adoption rates for iOS 7 have been far higher than the adoption rate for iOS 6 during its own launch.
At today’s Apple event in California, Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S, its next generation iPhones, due out later this month. New details were also revealed for the upcoming iOS 7 operating system.
Apple is reportedly experimenting with incorporating app ratings as a factor for its App Store Top Charts rankings. This move isn’t unexpected, as developers have entered into a silent war against Apple, pleading for it to remove the ranking charts from iTunes altogether. This is due, in part, too the ability for developers to pay to artificially inflate their app store positions with fake downloads.
Apple has applied for a patent detailing “Power Management for Electronic Devices,” a new system that will see mobile electronic devices (like new iPhones) learning from their surroundings and altering their running programs to conserve battery life based on how long it’s been since the device has been charged.
Apple’s latest earnings report has revealed continually strong sales numbers for iPhone, while iPad sales came up short of expectations. Apple reported quarterly revenue of $35.3 billion with $6.9 billion in net profit. This is in keeping with the company’s $35 billion in net revenue and $8.8 billion in net profit in the year-ago quarter.
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