So the wait is over and it looks like the vast majority of the leaks were true!
After Wednesday’s announcement of the new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch and Sega’s on-stage appearance for Super Mario Run, many spent much of Friday improving their Sega Olympic Gold skills by seeing how fast they could tap and click to get their preorders in. As with many of Apple’s previous launches, stocks looked like they were pretty low though and it sounds like many lost out in the inevitable first-day rush.
From my perspective, although the camera and some of the other new features look pretty compelling, this time around I’ve decided to exercise a bit of self control before deciding whether to “splash-the-cash”. Apple’s iPhone upgrade program (which has now come to the UK) looks a particularly interesting option that I’ve been considering but given some of the tweets I’ve seen this week, the process doesn’t seem to have gone particularly smoothly for many of the American’s who took this route last year. Matte black does look pretty cool though… ?.
At same time as announcing the new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch at Wednesday’s event, Apple released GM seeds for Xcode, macOS, iOS 10, watchOS 3 and tvOS. It’s also opened up the doors for app submissions with Swift 3 to the app store. Time to get your skates on!
With the recent introduction of subscription pricing models were set to see another change in how developers make money in the app store. In this article, @_DavidSmith reflects on how changing app store business models have affected his business over the last 8 years.
Making money in the app store has never been easy but with the recent introduction of subscription pricing models, Apple have opened up another potential revenue model for developers. @parrots provides a nice introduction.
If you’re faced with a code base which is difficult to maintain and difficult to change, one option you might be considering is rewriting your app from scratch. However, it’s a big decision and one that might not be as simple as you think. Kasia Pawlaczyk weighs up the pros and cons.