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Are Mobile App Developers Finally Making What They Deserve?

Are Mobile App Developers Finally Making What They Deserve2015 may be a very rewarding year financially for iOS mobile app developers. If 2014 was any indication of the upward trend in income among app developers, this new year could bring with it some serious green for those who stick with their craft.

Although Android apps continue to enjoy record downloads (and Android developers are narrowing the earnings gap with rival iOS app developers), Apple continues to steal the show — and the headlines — when it comes to showcasing just how much cash a developer can earn today.

In case you missed it, Apple recently announced that the first week of January set a new record for billings from the App Store with customers spending nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases all over the world.

What’s more, New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history.
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From Russia Without Love: Apple Halts Online Sales

From Russia Without Love Apple Halts Online SalesLate Tuesday, word broke that Apple is suspending all online product sales in Russia.

Apple points to “extreme” ruble fluctuations as the reason for its action, which comes as other multinational companies similarly explore how massive currency swings should be addressed in their business operations.

The iPhone and iPad maker stopped sales from its Web store as Russia’s currency lost as much as 19 percent today, with a surprise interest-rate increase failing to stem a run on the currency. The ruble briefly sank beyond 80 per dollar, and bonds and stocks also tumbled.

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Need a High-End iPhone 6 Model in Time for Christmas? Good Luck with That!

Need a High-End iPhone 6 Model in Time for Christmas Good Luck with ThatApple gave its best effort to ensure a smooth and consistent flow of product through its supply channels to survive the anticipated holiday shopping demand across the globe.

But it didn’t exactly work out as planned for the iDevice maker.

With Christmas looming fast on the horizon next week, getting one’s hands on a high-end iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus model is getting increasingly difficult.
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iPhone 6 Prepared for Takeoff… Literally

iPhone 6 Prepared for Takeoff... LiterallyUnited Airlines has announced plans to equip its flight attendants with Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, making United the latest major carrier to embrace mobile technology for in-flight crew members.

The effort is designed to put important safety and service information at flight attendants’ fingertips while simultaneously “enhancing their ability to meet customers’ needs.”

According to the airline’s announcement, United will begin distribution of iPhone 6 Plus units to its more than 23,000 mainline flight attendants during the second quarter of 2015.

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Burning Up the Wires: U.S. iPhone Users Consume the Most LTE and Wi-Fi Data

Burning Up the Wires U.S. iPhone Users Consume the Most LTE and Wi-Fi DataWireless, it appears, is now king of the hill.

There’s confirmation. Recent network usage data from Mobidia Technology, Inc. shows LTE (an abbreviation for Long-Term Evolution, commonly marketed as 4G LTE, is a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals usage in the U.S. continued to increase in Q3.

Currently, Wi-Fi usage accounts for 80 percent of all data consumed.

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Kantar Calls for Record Holiday Quarter for iPhone Sales

Kantar Calls for Record Holiday Quarter for iPhone SalesApple has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. According to the latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Apple is on pace to have a record holiday quarter.

But Apple is not just obliterating the competition domestically, the company is doing well across the pond and across Asia.

For the three months to October 2014, Kantar’s data shows that the iPhone 6 launch has sent Apple’s share of British smartphone sales up 10.4 percentage points.
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iPhone 6 Plus Serving its Purpose for Apple in the U.S.

iPhone 6 Plus Serving its Purpose for Apple in the U.S.Apple’s iPhone 6 may be its best seller this year, but don’t discount the important role played by the device’s big brother — Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus model.

When Apple unveiled its answer to Android’s phablet phenomenon last September, iPhone 6 Plus proved the sorely needed catalyst for converting many Android users who simply never made the switch to iOS because they enjoy using larger mobile phones.

Today, according to new data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Apple’s iPhone 6 is beating iPhone 6 Plus sales in the U.S. by a margin of 3-to-1. But make no mistake about it. iPhone 6 Plus is not a sales dud. It’s winning some of Android’s market share for Apple.

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