Apple sees App Store, Watch app growth

Apple said it generated $5 billion in revenue in fiscal Q3 from services (App Store, iTunes, Apple Pay, AppleCare, and other licensing/service fees), “a new all-time record” and an increase of 12 per cent over last year, “thanks primarily to …

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Apple Pay is popular on TfL, collects gripes

An analysis of social media reaction to newly launched Apple Pay by UK firm Brandwatch suggests Transport for London (TfL) is by far its most popular use, but also many users have had unsatisfactory experiences. The firm analysed 26,000 tweets …

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Apple Watch shipments at 4.2M – Canalys

Analyst firm Canalys said that Apple shipped 4.2 million Apple Watch devices in Q2 2015, meaning that it “easily overtook Fitbit, Xiaomi and all the smart watch vendors, despite the Apple Watch’s significantly higher pricing”. Apple is keeping its cards …

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Apple sees strong iPhone sales; deems Watch launch a “great start”

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said the company had seen an “amazing quarter”, with strong sales growth for its iPhone line – but all eyes were on the “great start” for Apple Watch. Unsurprisingly, the company did not give much …

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Samsung launches mobile payments trial

Samsung Pay, the Korean vendor’s response to rival services from the likes of Apple and Google, last week (15 July) started a trial in South Korea ahead of its full rollout. The trial will involve “select customers”, according to the …

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Dual-SIM smartphone sales to hit half billion in 2016

Dual-SIM smartphone sales will reach 514 million units in 2016, increasing 19 per cent from 431 million sales expected this year and topping the half-billion mark for the first time, according to a forecast from Strategy Analytics. This means “almost one in …

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Apple updates iPod line

Apple unveiled a new version of its iPod Touch device, giving it a specification bump to bring it closer to iPhone 6, while also giving it another channel to take its recently launched Apple Music service to customers. The company …

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Apple Pay launches in the UK

Apple Pay launched today (14 July) in the UK, marking the first availability of the service outside the US. Apple announced last month it would use the UK market as the launch pad for Apple Pay outside of its home …

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Apple Pay launches in the UK

Apple Pay launched today (14 July) in the UK, marking the first availability of the service outside the US. Apple announced last month it would use the UK market as the launch pad for Apple Pay outside of its home …

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