Meanwhile, in Cupertino

A daily curated collection of links about Apple and surrounding technologies

Outlook on iOS

In its ongoing efforts to get you them to love them again, Microsoft has gone and dropped Outlook for iOS in the App Store. I've only played with it sporadically this morning, but it's a generically handsome enough app with some interesting features including mail scheduling, a “focused” inbox, and connections to OneDrive and Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive, because Redmond is nice like that now.

Outlook works with your Gmail and Yahoo accounts, Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com, and iCloud, and no worries, it's free, so I guess it's worth giving a spin, though I don't think it'll stick for me.

Ex-Android

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, a lot of new iPhone 6 owners are “switchers”:

In an interview, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, not surprisingly, argued that the demand is more than temporary. He said fewer than 15% of older iPhone owners upgraded to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and that the majority of switchers to iPhone came from smartphones running Google Inc.’s Android operating system.

“We certainly believe there are legs to it,” said Mr. Cook of the iPhone sales surge.

Can Apple Keep Up Its Growth Spurt?

Oh Samsung

Owie zowie:

Samsung Electronics reported overall Q4 operating profits of 5.29 trillion won ($4.9 billion)—a 36 percent year-over-year drop—but its Mobile division suffered a 64.2 percent drop in profits, falling from $5 billion in the year ago quarter to $1.8 billion in the December quarter.

Apple's overall operating profits for the quarter were $24.2 billion, up 36.9 percent over the year ago quarter. That means Samsung Mobile is now earning less than 7.5 percent of Apple's profits while still shipping more phone units. Samsung Mobile is now earning less than 7.5 percent of Apple's profits while still shipping more phone units

Samsung's mobile profits plunge 64.2% after Apple's iPhone 6 devastates premium Galaxy sales

iTunes Connect FAIL

Squirrels in the crawl space maybe?

An issue with Apple’s iTunes Connect service, which lets developers upload new versions of their apps to the App Store and track sales and income, is causing some developers to log into the wrong accounts this morning.

The issue emerged as developers, noticing that they had access to apps they clearly did not develop, began posting screenshots on Twitter. As you can see in some of the examples that popped into my timeline, some of the accounts compromised by the bug gave random users access to apps developed by large companies and small, indie developers.

iTunes Connect Issue Logging Developers Into Other Accounts [Now Offline]

Because you just can't quit looking at other weather apps

Weather Dial 2. It's $1.99. It's dark and brooding (optional light mode). And…I like its neat weekly view Today widget. I'll use it for a week or two and probably go back to Dark Sky like I always do.