Apple recently revealed this week that the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus gained more Android users than in the past. But new data suggests that the rate of Android switchers in the U.S. was quite steady last quarter, hinting that international users are the ones who made the jump to iPhone in record numbers. Read more
Leader in global payment services, Western Union on Tuesday had announced that they will offer Apple Pay mobile payment solution at Western Union’s flagship locations. This provides consumers yet another way to fund global money transfers, and bill payments in the United States.
In recent news, Apple’s Flyover received an update. The feature which contains high-resolution aerial photography and three-dimensional terrain, landmarks and buildings that can be fully rotated in 360-degree angles, gained a dozen new locations, which were recently added to Apple Maps. Read more
USA Technologies, a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M/IoT solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries, had announced a nationwide roll-out of new acceptance points for Apple Pay, a new category of service that transforms mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay.
On Tuesday, Canalys has sent out a report which notes that Apple has garnered first place in the Chinese smartphone market for the first time by units shipped. Read more
Apple has posted their fiscal first quarter earnings report for 2015, which was Tuesday afternoon. The company had noted that they had sold a significant and staggering 74.5 million iPhones and recorded $74.6 billion in revenue during the holiday-driven 3-month period. Read more
Apple on Tuesday morning had released iOS 8.1.3, after weeks of extensive testing. This update includes: increased stability and performance improvements, as well as a list of major bug fixes. It also reduces the amount of storage required to perform updates.
Apple’s up coming S-refresh of the iPhone — commonly referred to as the ‘iPhone 6S’ — is said to sport and run an in-house designed ‘A9’ mobile processor. Sources also speculate that as much as 75% of the chips will be manufactured by Samsung, which Reuters also reported on Monday. Read more
Apple recently sent emails informing developers and team leaders of TestFlight that the service will be closing down on February 26th, 2015, following Apple’s purchase of TestFlight’s parent company which is close to a full year. Read more
MasterCard, the official card of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and the PGA TOUR are bringing the latest payment technology to the spectator experience with the introduction of contactless acceptance. Read more