Analyst Horace Dediu from Asymco says that the total Apple device sales will outnumber the count of Windows PCs this year. Dediu however compared all of Apple’s devices, Macs, iPads and iPhones with the Windows PCs. Although the comparison might seem unfair, this has to be some good news for Apple probably caused because of their high sale rates the last year.
Apple officially on Tuesday denied the ‘NSA spying iPhone‘ rumors widely spread among the general public these days. Rumors or rather full length researches and reports claim that the National Security Agency could easily gain access to an iPhone or possibly any iOS running device and obtain private information.
Jacob Applebaum on Tuesday at the 30th Chaos Communication Congress reports that National Security Agency is spying on iPhone. He was although doubtful, but claims that the NSA had access to all iPhone and probably the other iOS devices too.
iTunes Connect reopens a day earlier after Holiday Shutdown effective between December 22 and December 28. The iTunes Connect annual shutdown is aimed at giving the employees some time off during the year. The service is a platform for iOS and Mac developers to manage their apps.
The ‘App Santa’ campaign has arrived again on the iOS featuring the top 15 iOS apps on discount of up to 60%. Apple also recently introduced the 12 Days Of Gifts campaign and the amazing MacBook Pro price drop to brighten up the holiday season.
Apple releases the iOS 7.1 beta 2 to registered developers. This update comes soon after the first beta release of the iOS 7.1 in November this year. The update is available as an over-the-air update or on Apple’s developer center website for free download for registered developers.
Apple stores RED once again for supporting the World’s AIDS day. The white Apple logo on its retail stores will turn red for one day i.e. Devember 1. Apple has been doing this for the lst two years so as to support and signify the day.
The World’s AIDS day is primarily aimed at raising awareness among people about the disease and for fundraisings for the diseased. Apple always has been involved in the act with the major oragnizations made for the purpose including Global Fund with their Project (RED) which reflects Apple’s choice for color.
Every day, 900 babies are born with HIV. (RED) works with companies like Apple to fight for an AIDS‑free generation by creating (PRODUCT)RED merchandise. A percentage of gross profits from the sale of those products goes to the Global Fund to help fund AIDS programmes in Africa. Since its introduction, (PRODUCT)RED has generated more than $215 million for the Global Fund — more than $65 million from Apple alone. You can help make an impact by purchasing a (PRODUCT)RED iPod or (PRODUCT)RED accessories for iPhone and iPad.
As mentioned, Apple supports the organization by selling Red colored devices and accessories to the people. Apple also has reportedly made a huge amount of revenuw on this RED day in the past two years. A fixed portion of the profit gained by these products if given as charity to the fund raiser.
Apple seels iPod shuffle, iPod nano, iPod touch, iPad Smart Cover, and iPhone 4S bumper with a RED branding currently for the fund and has been reported to have collected a total of $65 million in total for it. These RED Apple products can be bought from the retail as well as the online Apple stores.
Apple Black Friday teaser as posted online and in retail stores confirms the happening of the event and therefore we would soon be expecting some good price drop on Apple inventory for one day. Apple posted a teaser image on its Austrailian site about a “one-day Apple shopping event” on the November 29th when the shipping of items will be made free all over the globe.
Apple announced to developers bout the iTunes Connect annual shutdown for this year which is scheduled to be held from December 27 to December 31. During the shutdown, the Mac and iOS store developers will not be able to upload/manage apps.
Apple tracking web service Apple-Tracker, that was basically a handy Apple inventory tracking system was shut down after Apple issued it a DMCA site takedown notice. The unofficial Apple tracking website scraped the product data from Apple’s website and easily let you know the various inventory availability details especially about the new iPad Air and iPad Mini.