Apple shipped one billionth iOS device in Q1, expects continued iPhone momentum — During its quarterly conference call on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the company had sold its one billionth iOS device in the December quarter, a device that will be kept at Cupertino for posterity. It was a space-gray 64GB iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3, reduces storage required for updates — Apple has just released iOS 8.1.3, and update that most notably reduces the amount of storage required to install an update. In the past year, a number of users were upset to find they could not install over-the-air (OTA) updates on their iPhones and iPads because of the amount of space required. [If they’d plugged the devices into Macs or PCs and run the update via iTunes they would have been fine.]
The update also includes various bug fixes. iOS 8.1.3 was not seeded through Apple’s developer program.
Apple Watch starts shipping in April, Tim Cook confirms — We knew it was coming sometime this spring, but now we have a more narrow timeframe: Apple Watch starts shipping in April, Tim Cook said.
Apple sells record number of iPhones in blockbuster holiday quarter — Record revenue from iPhone and Mac sales helped Apple bring in $74.6 billion in revenue last quarter, up from $57.6 billion a year earlier. iPhone sales totalled 74.5 million units and only 13% of those were already iPhone owners!
Happy 5th Birthday, iPad — Five years ago Steve Jobs stood on the stage of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco to introduce Apple’s latest offering to the masses; the iPad. Launching on April 3 of that year in six configurations: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB with 3G or Wi-Fi internet. Some people weren’t immediately sold [I wasn’t.]. The numbers spoke for themselves; in just its first year 14.8 million iPads were sold by Apple. It was just the beginning for the tablet that would revolutionise the market – but now iPad sales are declining.
Pzizz, now free and on the iPad, helps you get to sleep — Pzizz is an app designed to help you get in a good power nap or get to sleep. It uses a combination of a soothing voice with binaural tones to help you get to sleep.
Apple TV 7.0.3 Squashes 16 security vulnerabilities — Apple released Apple TV 7.0.3 Tuesday. Apple hasn’t yet released patch notes for the update, but the company did send out security patch notes. Apple TV 7.0.3 squashes 16 security bugs (listed at that link), including several that could allow bad people to take over your device.
You download the update through your Apple TV Settings.
MagBytes 60 is out tonight …