Apple’s iOS 12 operating system, released on September 17, is now installed on 53 percent of active devices introduced in the last four years.
Apple shared the installation statistics on its App Store support page for developers, which was updated today.
iOS installation rates are being broken down in a new way. The 53 percent statistic applies only to devices released in the last four years. Amid all devices, 50 percent are running iOS 12.
Of devices released in the last four years, 40 percent are running iOS 11 and 7 percent are running an earlier version of iOS. Among all devices, 39 percent continue to run iOS 11 while 11 percent use an earlier [...]
With Prime Day over, Amazon’s sale is no longer taking the deal spotlight this week, but Twelve South has branched out of the event with a post-Prime Day sale of its own. Called the „Past Your Prime Day“ sale, on TwelveSouth.com you can buy all of the Twelve South products at the same discount that they were available yesterday (and Monday), with a few additional options thrown in.
To get in on the sale browse the landing page, add any of the products into your cart, and enter the promo code PastYourPrime during checkout to get 25 percent off. We’ve highlighted some of the items on sale in the list below, and be sure to place your order before [...]
Following a demo at CES in January, the VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO smart skylight system has now launched on the iOS App Store [Direct Link] with HomeKit support. The app pairs with the new VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO climate control and monitoring system to enable smartphone control and automation of the skylights, costing $295.
The company says that this marks the first time that skylights will be able to connect to Apple’s HomeKit platform, allowing users to open or close the skylight in the Home app or using Siri on iOS, Apple Watch, and HomePod. HomeKit support will be available in new VELUX skylights, as well as existing skylights made by the company and [...]
Apple’s Podcasts service now hosts more than 18.5 million episodes across 555,000 different „active“ shows, according to a report from TechCrunch.
The podcast stats, which appears to have been sent directly to TechCrunch by Apple, include other data as well. Apple’s hosted podcasts come in more than 100 languages, from 155 countries.
The podcast total is up from 525,000 back in April, and a total of fifty billion episodes have been streamed or downloaded since Podcasts launched back in 2005 (when the service had a mere 3,000 shows).
Last year, some 13.7 billion episodes were consumed, up from 10 billion in 2016. The Stuff You [...]