The two best-known Apples in the world have come together on an interactive book version of the Beatles’ movie "Yellow Submarine," available free from the iTunes Store and fully sanctioned by the Beatles’ umbrella company Apple Corp Ltd. Read More
Los Angeles – American Express has launched a promotion aimed at getting users of Apple’s iTunes Store to start paying for their purchases using AMEX cards. Through March 15, any iTunes Store account holders who register at AmexNetwork.com/iTunes and use an AMEX card to purchase 5 songs on iTunes will have those purchases refunded by American Express.
Hollywood – In another Beatles exclusive, Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iTunes Store has added the Beatles "LOVE" album and a feature-length documentary about the making of "The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil." Both the album and the doc ("All Together Now") are now available for pre-order, and will be released on iTunes worldwide on Feb. 8. The announcement also states that the Beatles have now sold more than 5 million songs and 1 million albums on iTunes worldwide.
Cupertino, Calif. - Apple (NASD: AAPL) posted a record profit of $6 billion in the last three months of 2010, generating $26.74 billion in revenues on sales of 16.24 million iPhones, 7.33 million iPads, 19.45 million iPods and 4.13 million Macs. The iPhone sales figure represents an 86% increase over the same period in 2009, while iPod sales were down 7% from the previous year.
The iTunes Store also generated over $1.1 billion in revenues during the quarter.
Apple sold nearly 15 million iPads in 2010, blowing [...].
Los Angeles – Over 5 million Beatles songs and over half a million full albums have been sold from Apple’s iTunes Store since the tracks first became available for purchase digitally on Nov. 16, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The tracks and albums are being offered for $1.29 and $12.99, respectively. The top-selling Beatles track on iTunes so far is "Here Comes the Sun."
Los Angeles – Some 50,000 fraudulent Apple (NASD: AAPL) iTunes Store accounts, linked to stolen credit cards, are currently on sale at TaoBao, an online auction site based in China, according to published reports.
Sellers are encouraging buyers of the purloined accounts to use them within 24 hours of purchase — before the owner of the hacked account realizes what has happened, and takes steps to cancel the credit card associated with the account.
Prices for the hacked iTunes accounts range from 1 yuan (15 cents) to 200 [...].