Apple’s iPhone business is as big as McDonald’s and Coke combined — The bulk of Apple’s revenue comes from the iPhone. During the company’s most recent quarter, for example, 53% of its $37.4 billion in quarterly revenue came from its iconic smartphone. In fact iPhone, as its own business, now compares to a number of blue chip companies – revenue wise, the iPhone business makes as much money as McDonalds and Coca-Cola combined.
Smartphone sales still growing, but Apple’s and Samsung’s share is slipping — Global smartphone shipments increased by nearly 25 percent year-over-year, new data released Tuesday indicates, with Chinese vendors accounting for the lion’s share of the growth at the expense of established heavyweights Apple and Samsung.
iPhone 101: How to request a refund from the App Store for mistaken purchases — If you have browsed through the App Store and inadvertently purchase an app that you really didn’t intend to buy. It’s one of those costly fat finger moments that you wish you could take back.
Thankfully, Apple provides a way to for you to request a refund in these circumstances. It’s not an immediate return and the restoration of your funds is subject to Apple’s approval, but it is nonetheless helpful when you’ve made a mistaken purchase, as TUAW explains.
Doctors freaking out about med apps — Doctors spend years learning about various ailments, equipment, and medications before ever being allowed near a patient, so it’s no surprise the glut of health tracking apps available today is giving them fits. The complete lack of oversight and unverified claims of many medical apps make them a real danger, and this increasing concern comes at a time when Apple’s own HealthKit framework is getting ready for the spotlight.
5 unexpectedly useful apps — These days, there really is an app for almost anything – even things you may never have thought of. Want to connect two previously unlinked web services? An app can help. Want to link two previously unconnected devices? Rhere’s an app for that, too. Read on for information on five of Liane Cassavoy’s favourite unexpectedly useful apps.
Facebook Forces iPhone Users To Separate Messaging App — Facebook is officially going to move messages to the separate Facebook Messenger app, a separate (free) iPhone app, artificially preventing users from messenging within the Facebook app by simply removing the feature.
How different is Modern Combat 5 on an iPhone 4s compared to a 5c — Modern Combat 5 has finally hit the iTunes store, bringing fiery action to your iOS devices (main picture). The folks at AppSpy have put together a comparison video showing how the title plays on the iPhone 4s and the iPhone 5c, and the answer is remarkable: the 5c version is noticeably sharper than the same title running on a 4s, the graphics on the 4s are still incredibly impressive considering the title is running on a device nearly three years old.