Top iOS news of the week: iPhone sales, no iPad sales, Dropbox love

News about iOS this week: Apple expected to sell lots of iPhones but not lots of iPads, and Dropbox reciprocates love from Microsoft.


Apple expected to sell 71.5 million iPhones in Q4

An analyst predicts Apple will sell 71.5 million iPhones in Q4, with the iPhone 6 accounting for 60 percent of that total. The iPhone 6 Plus will be far behind with less than half that number.

The report states that demand for the iPhone 6 Plus is actually high, with supply side problems hindering availability.

Source: Apple Insider


Tablet sales plummet, iPad hit hard

The folks at IDC released a report that shows tablet sales are slowing worldwide. The report shows that sales of all tablets have seen growth drop from over 50 percent last year to just 7.2 percent this year.

Apple's iPad is a big loser according to IDC, with shipments dropping 12.7 percent. IDC states the longer update cycle for tablets (three years) means current owners of tablets are not replacing devices with new ones as they do with phones.

Source: ZDNet

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Microsoft Office support now in Dropbox apps

Microsoft recently added Dropbox support for Office apps, and Dropbox has returned the favor. The popular cloud service has integrated Microsoft Office support in its Android and iOS apps.

Dropbox users can now edit Office documents stored in the cloud within the app. Selecting Edit in Dropbox opens the appropriate Office app. Once finished with editing the Office document the user is returned to the Dropbox app.

Source: WinSuperSite

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iOs 8.x updates pick up

After a slow start, 60 percent of iPhones and iPads are now running iOS 8.0 or 8.1. Previous versions of iOS have seen rapid upgrade cycles, but the latest from Apple has been slow to get installed. Speculation has pinned the slow upgrade numbers to the large amount of free storage required for the installation. 

This storage requirement has made it difficult for owners of iPhones and iPads with only 16GB of free space.

Source: ZDNet