The 25 billionth song has been downloaded from the Apple iTunes music store, which is just weeks away from its tenth anniversary. The lucky individual who purchased the song has been given a 10,000 euro iTunes gift card.
Apple is highlighting the work of emerging independent authors with a new 'Breakout Books' section on its iBookstore. Readers can choose from a wide range of hand-picked publications covering a range of genres.
It appears Apple is about to lose its right to use the iPhone name in Brazil, with reports suggesting the country's Institute of Intellectual Property is just days away from granting exclusive rights to a Brazilian electronics firm.
Apple has introduced appstore.com vanity URLs, which developers can use to promote their apps in an easy to remember way. It could also assist the firm in its lawsuit against Amazon's use of the phrase appstore.