Apple has launched a new all-Arabic App Store to developers and members of its Beta Software Program.
These users will put the new App Store through its paces before it opens more widely to customers in September with iOS 13. The new store should help Apple grow in the fast-developing Middle East market.
July 15, 1998: Apple reports its third profitable quarter after the return of Steve Jobs, continuing the company’s remarkable turnaround.
Apple earns $101 million for the quarter, largely thanks to the success of the Power Mac G3. In the same quarter one year earlier, Apple lost $56 million. This marks the first time in three years that Cupertino managed three straight profitable quarters.
July 14, 1995: The MP3 file format receives its official name as the new .bit file extension gets changed to .mp3. The technology allows compression of a standard CD .wav file to one-tenth its original size, courtesy of some smart algorithms.
The format will revolutionize the music industry — and put Apple on the road to world-conquering dominance.