Tag Archive: Spent


Apple will make 15 cents for every $100 spent on Apple Pay

For every dollar spent on the iOS App Store, Apple makes thirty cents, but if you expect Cupertino to be collecting 30% of every buck spent on Apple Pay, you’re crazy. The world of finance is much more nuanced —…Read more ›

Kanye West: Apple spent $3 billion on Beats to get back at Samsung

From telling Tim Cook not to be dumb, to proclaiming himself the next Steve Jobs, Kanye West can always be trusted to chime in with a nuanced take on Apple business. Now the newly-married creative genius has offered his two…Read more ›

LA Teachers Are Angry District Spent $1 Billion On iPads Instead Of Repairs

  The LA Unified School District made headlines when it pledged to make it rain iPads on students by spending $ 1 billion on Apple’s tablets, but teachers are more concerned of the rain leaking through their classroom roofs. The school…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Spent More Than Half A Billion Dollars On Acquisitions Last Quarter

Having recently purchased both Nest and AI startup DeepMind, Google is currently on a high tech spending spree. Even Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson has claimed that the search giant’s recent acquisitions have helped it take the lead over Apple…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Americans Spent More Than $5 Billion Upgrading Their iPhones In 2013

Americans reportedly spend more than $ 5 billion upgrading their iPhones — or switching to Apple from a competing brand — each year. An article by the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch claims that, “Apple accounts for 41% of the U.S.…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Settles Lawsuit With Parents Whose Kids Spent Too Much On In-App Purchases

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Apple has finally settled a 2011 lawsuit with parents whose kids spent insane amounts of money on in-app purchases. A group of parents originally sued Apple after their kids raked up enormous iTunes bills on apps that were downloaded for free from the App Store.

Many apps use the ‘freemium’ model to bait users with a free download and then use in-app purchase to generate revenue. Most adults are good at  [Read More…]

Gamers Spent More On iOS And Android Than Dedicated Gaming Handhelds In Q4 2012

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Sony and Microsoft, are all coming out with new gaming consoles this year, but when it comes to handheld gaming, Apple and Google have got them beat.

A new report claims that in the fourth quarter of 2012, gamers spend more money on iOS and Android games combined than the amount spent on dedicated handheld devices.

According to the joint report from IDC and App Annie, even though handheld game  [Read More…]

Americans Have Spent An Estimated $5.9 Billion Repairing Their Damaged iPhones

If you’ve ever dropped your iPhone or taken it for a dip in the swimming pool, then you know the pains of having your favorite electronic device murdered in front of your eyes. You also know the pains of the repair bill in your attempts to bring your iPhone back to life.

SquareTrade released a new study today that shows damaged iPhones have cost Americans about $ 5.9 billion in repair  [Read More…]

Apple Has Spent Over $1 Billion Advertising The iPhone And iPad Since Launch

Are Apple products truly superior to the competition? Or are they just marketed a lot better? Either way, there’s no denying that Apple can build hype around a product like no other tech company on the planet, but all that superb marketing ain’t cheap.

Testifying during the Apple vs Samsung trial today, Phil Schiller revealed that Apple has spent over $ 1 billion marketing the iPad and iPhone since their respective  [Read More…]

Punch In on Your iPad, Track All Time Spent Working [Daily Freebie]

Most of us work, right? Because Apple makes great stuff, but most of it isn’t free. Which means you need money, and that means you’ll need to get paid for your time. That’s where HoursTracker Lite, and its iPad equivalent, HoursTracker HD Lite, come in handy. It does everything you need when you’re on the clock: easily punch in/out, track different types of jobs, total time worked by job description  [Read More…]