Apple Pays Out $2 Billion To Developers In Q1 2014

Apple´s app store is still growing in impressive speed: The company announced that it paid out USD 2 billion to developers during its Q1 of fiscal year 2014 and a total of USD 10 billion in its FY 2013.

The store´s shift to apps featuring in-app purchase is still not finished, though (92% of revenues as of now) – and it continues to stay a good place for developers to earn significant money.

Full story: Apple Pays Out $2 Billion To Developers In Q1 2014 | TechCrunch.

Apple’s ‘Spaceship’ Campus Budget Reportedly Balloons To $5B

Apple has added an additional USD 2 billion to the already enormous budget of USD 3 billion for its new spaceship-style headquarter-building in Cupertino. – But with an estimated USD 140 billion cash-reserve, this ambitious project still sounds realistic.

Full story: Apple’s ‘Spaceship’ Campus Budget Reportedly Balloons To $5B, Will Look To Cut $1B Before Proceeding | TechCrunch.

Mobile app sales to exceed $30 billion by the end of the year

This sales-milestone (that´s double of last year!!!) includes all ecosystems and platforms – and also in-app purchases, subscriptions and in-app advertisement in addition to traditional paid apps.

About a third of app-revenues now come form the Google Play store.

Full story: Mobile app sales to exceed $30 billion by the end of the year.

Apple Sells 3 Million iPad Minis And 4th Generation iPads In 3 Days

This is quite a big number (for comparison: Asus sells around 1 million Nexus 7 tablets per month) – the same level as iPad 3 – sales (but without a mini-version), but clearly less than the iPhone 5 (5 million sold in the first weekend).

Full story: Apple Sells 3 Million iPad Minis And 4th Generation iPads In 3 Days | TechCrunch.

Samsung Confirms 30 Million+ Sales Of Flagship Galaxy SIII Smartphone Globally In ~Five Months

Another great milestone for the flagship smartphone: The Galaxy SIII has passed 30 million sold items about five months after launch. For comparison: Apple says it sold 26,9 million iPhones in the quarter.

Full story: Samsung Confirms 30 Million+ Sales Of Flagship Galaxy SIII Smartphone Globally In ~Five Months, 3x Faster Sales Rate Than SGSII | TechCrunch.

IDC: Android OEMs, iPad Mini Rumors Slowed iPad Sales In Q3

Apple´s dominant share of the tablet-market shrunk in the third quarter of this year – down to 50,4 percent from 59,7 percent a year ago. Samsung now at 18,4 percent, Amazon now 9 percent.

(source: IDC)

Full story: IDC: Android OEMs, iPad Mini Rumors Slowed iPad Sales In Q3: Apple 50.4%, Samsung 18.4%, Amazon 9%, Asus 8.6% Tablet Marketshare | TechCrunch.