Today on the planet Apple: records of the App Store and activations at Christmas, the iPad always ahead ...

Today on the planet Apple: records of the App Store and activations at Christmas, the iPad always ahead …

christmas-2012-the-mAnd here is our digest of the most important daily news from the Apple universe.

Today's program: the record sales of the App Store on Christmas Day, device activations are also at the party, Apple sentenced to pay fine Chinese writers and the iPad still far ahead of the competition.

Record sales of the App Store on Christmas Day

December 25 was a great day for Apple. His digital store saw his downloads increase by 87% and his revenue by 70%. The two most popular iDevices? The iPad and its Mini version. They represented respectively 140% and 83% increase. To know the official sales figures of these end-of-year holidays, it will be necessary to wait for the fourth week of the month of January.

Device activations are also at the party

The research firm Flurry Analytics, looked at the number of smart devices activated on December 25 and according to his figures, a historic record was reached. In 24 hours, there were 17.5 million activations that took place. This is an increase of 250% over last year. More than 328 million applications would have been installed on Android and iOS, an average of 20 apps per user.

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Apple sentenced to pay fine to Chinese writers

A Beijing court has just sentenced Apple to pay a $ 165,000 fine to a group of Chinese writers, according to a Wall Street Journal article. The victims attacked the American giant, claiming that some of their books had been found on Apple's digital store without their agreement. The group of writers had asked for ten times more money originally. This is not the first time that such a case has come to Apple, in this country where copyright is not applied in the same way as in the United States.

The iPad still far ahead of the competition

The marketing company Chikita has just published a study on the second week of December and it confirms once again the dominance of the iPad. To arrive at its figures, the researchers counted the advertising impressions according to the model of the tablet. Only Samsung seems to resist, while Google and Amazon are still far behind. A useful precision however, the iPad mini is included in the figures of the iPad and we imagine that this version played an important role.

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