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Apple Relocates $9B Worth of iTunes Business to Ireland

Irish newspaper Business Post (via AppleInsider)reports that Apple has moved roughly $9 billion worth of iTunes intellectual property from Luxembourg to Ireland, the country where the European Commission has found the iPhone maker receiving “illegal tax aid.” The move means millions of dollars of value-added tax revenue for Ireland and, of course, a cut to...

Apple’s Funny Taylor Swift Ad Boosts Drake’s Music Sales

Do you recall that Apple Music ad showing how Taylor Swift falls from the treadmill? It wasn't an April Fools' joke, and since it launched, Drake's "Jumpman" song sales have surged an amazing 431% globally on the iTunes Store, reports AdWeek. The Swift–Apple Music recipe has turned out to be a success: Swift's epic treadmill...

Apple to Develop High-Res Audio Formats [Rumour]

Apple is allegedly working on improving the quality of audio streaming, according to sources speaking with Mac Otakara during last weekend's Portable Audio festival in Tokyo. According to several insiders familiar with Apple, whose products are exhibited at PORTABLE AUDIO FESTIVAL 2015, the company has been developing Hi-Res Audio streaming up to 96kHz/24bit in 2016....

Pope Francis to Launch Pop-Rock Album on iTunes

Pope Francis has a deeper connection with Apple than you may have thought: First, his US visit caused delays to iPhone 6s deliveries in NYC and Philadelphia, and today Rolling Stone reports that His Holiness will spread his message of hope, faith, and unity in the form of a prog-rock-infused album titled "Wake Up!", which can...

Apple’s $100 Million CDN Network Goes Live in U.S., Europe

Frost & Sullivan analyst Dan Rayburn reports (via Ars Technica)that Apple’s CDN (content delivery network) is now live in the US and Europe. The network is able to deliver multiple terabits of data per second, and it is part of Apple’s efforts to enhance customer experience when distributing new software releases or updates. After investing...

App Store’s “Top Charts” Section Now Shows Only Top 150 Apps

Just ahead of next week's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple has made a significant change to the "Top Charts" section in the iOS App Store, showing only the Top 150 Paid, Free and Top Grossing apps, while previously it featured the Top 300 on iPhone, and Top 1,500 on iPad, as pointed out by TechCrunch. As a result,...