Tag Archives: App Store

Some Apple services outages prevent users from purchasing digital items

According to Apple’s system status page, (as of 8:03AM PST), several Apple services such as the App, iTunes, iBooks, and Mac App Store are currently down. In addition, Apple TV services and iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match may also be down for some users. The timeline notes that some users have been seeing outages as early as 7AM PST, and Apple has…

Apple slowly rolling out Apple TV labels on App Store

Today, Apple has begun rolling out a way to see if an app is compatible with tvOS, similar to the way apps are labeled for iPhone 5, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. As of this morning, App Store listings have started showing ‘SF.UniversalAppleTV’ labels, a method that is clearly not for the public and had slipped internal testing. Furthermore, this label is…

Apple updates Apple ID portal with a more modern, friendlier look

Today Apple has updated its Apple ID portal, something that’s looked the same for quite some time now and it’s about time Apple has updated the look of it. The updated site now features product placement for several of Apple’s products such as the iPhone 6s, Apple Watch Sport, and a MacBook with a lit Apple logo. Previously, the site featured icons…

Apple suggesting customers to upgrade to iPhone 6s via App Store ad

Apple has begun advertising the iPhone 6s to users who have an older iPhone, through the App Store. If users decide they want to launch the App Store on an iPhone 5s or older the user will likely see a banner overlay suggesting them to upgrade to the latest iPhone. Users are given two options, “learn more” or “upgrade now” which redirects the user to the…

Apple TV App Store expanded to have more categories

Initially, the Apple TV’s App Store only had two categories, Games and Entertainment. Today Apple has added more categories to the App Store to better aid you in what you’re looking for. The new categories include: Education, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News, and Sports. Of course, under each category Apple has handpicked a handful of quality…

Is Apple moving their apps up the charts?

it seems as though some iOS devices may be incorrectly ranking Apple’s apps such as Keynote, Numbers, Pages, and iMovies. Discovered by Sensor Tower, and reported by TechCrunch, some iOS devices are ranking these apps much higher than on other iOS devices or on the App Store on desktop. MacRumors did some testing and found that older devices such as…

Apple begins rolling out Carrier billing for iTunes and App Store

Apple has been falling behind in terms of carrier billing for its iTunes and App Store. We’ve seen in the past several carriers offer workarounds for this method but it seems as though Apple is working on supporting the feature, spotted first in Germany by TechCrunch. Customers who have O2 as their carrier in Germany are able to type in their phone number…