News tagged ‘iCloud’
This month Apple
Users who visited the iCloud.com website on Tuesday could find a test of a new banner notification feature that was mistakenly made public, revealing a forthcoming feature for the service. An iOS-style notification was at the top of a browser and looked like:
"Default Title for English," the title read, followed by "English - This is test message description."
To the right of the notification was an 'X,' allowing users to close the message from their browser. The test message could not be selected and it did not link anywhere.
Apple announced the company results for Q2 2012. Apple has $110 billion in cash reserves, which is up from $81.5 billion in September 2011. Apple was also up in every other segment with $18.4 billion in short-term marketable securities (up from $16.1 billion) and long-term marketable securities at $81.6 billion, which is up from $55.6 billion in the previous six-month period ending September 2011.
Here are some interesting numbers that Apple reported for the quarter:
iTunes and App Store:
- $1.9 billion in iTunes revenue (a 35 percent YOY increase)
- 600,000 apps (200,000 iPad specific apps)
- 365 million iOS device sales
- $22.7 billion in revenue from iPhone and accessories
- 6.6 billion in revenue from iPad and accessories.
- 7.7 million iPod sales
- 94 percent of Fortune 500 and 75 percent of global 500 testing or deploying iPad
- 125 million iCloud users—up 25 million from February
- $4.4 billion in retail store revenue, up 8 percent
- 363 Apple Stores
- 826,000 Macs sold in store—half to new customers
- $12.2 million average revenue per-store (up from $9.9 million)
- 85 million visitors to retail—18,000 per store, per week
Here is official press release:
Sources indicate that Apple is planning to add new hardware solution to its Apple Store Genius Bar that would allow its employees to quickly back up data on the devices requiring replacement and pull back that data on the replacement devices. Users are always advised to back up data before bringing them for replacement to a Genius Bar, and those who fail to do it can lose valuable data.
Today we're happy to release new versions of Seas0nPass and aTV Flash (black) that are compatible with latest 5.0 (iOS 5.1) software running on the ATV2.
Yesterday Apple confirmed an ongoing error with iTunes in the Cloud. Some customers claimed that they are unable to download and stream content.
TheNextWeb's Matthew Panzarino contacted Apple Support to discuss a "this item cannot be downloaded on this network" error message that he and other users had been receiving on the Apple TV. The message directs users to do either "connect to a Wi-Fi network or download it" on their computers.
Apple seeded its second preview version of the upcoming OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to developers. When introducing the new OS X operating system earlier this year, Apple noted the new version brings iOS functionality to the Mac. Among this popular iOS features are Notification Center, Messages, Game Center and AirPlay Mirroring. With the release of the new beta version, a few interesting features have been spotted.
Apple sent out notifications to users who registered at its
Apple recently presented new 3-rd generation Apple TV. Let's compare the specs between new Apple TV 3G and old Apple TV 2G:
11:23AM - That’s it!
Apple is reportedly working on a new audio file format for iCloud service. The new audio format will offer improved streaming and "high-definition" quality of music allowing users to access music they obtained from sources outside of iTunes over the iCloud service.
"A source with inside knowledge of the process says Apple has asked a London studio to prepare audio files for a new streaming format that will adapt to bandwidth or hardware capabilities," the report said. It quoted an unnamed person who said users' libraries would "improve in an instant," and nothing would need to be done to upgrade files from the current AAC format to high definition.
Apple has posted a new ad entitled, 'iCloud Harmony'.
With iCloud, the stuff you love is everywhere you need it. Automatically.
Apple blog iMore has "heard" from unnamed sources that Apple is looking to replace the venerable 30-pin iPhone, iPad and iPod dock connector with a smaller, space-saving successor that will possibly make a debut in the company's next generation iPhone.
An updated “micro dock” could make room for bigger batteries, 4G radios, and other components far more important to the iPhone and iPad in a PC free world. As iMore points out, the current dock connector isn't huge, but as devices continue to get smaller and thinner, every little bit counts.