The big Apple news of the week came in the form of a 128 GB iPad, but there were a few interesting developments on the iPhone/iPod side of the house:
- Just two days after its release, 22% of iOS users were running iOS 6.1. Compare that to the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, which has just a hair north of 10% adoption after about three months. One major difference between the platforms is the number of users running the latest software--iOS wins that one by miles.
- There's been a little flurry of activity around apps not rated 17+ offering adult content on the App Store. First came 500px and its Nudes category, since addressed with a ratings change and a photo reporting feature (Download 500px at the App Store). Then Twitter's new video-sharing app, Vine, which was seeing a lot of porn shared, got a lot of unpleasant attention, which seems to have been resolved with stricter filtering (Download Vine at the App Store). As a follow-on, Tumblr's app--which can help users find the many adult-oriented Tumblrs--now asks users to agree that they are 17 or older before downloading (Download Tumblr at the App Store).
- Lest we think that Apple is the only company with labor issues around its manufacturing operations (and, by the way, Cupertino recently cut ties with a supplier found to use underage workers), Samsung is being investigated for potentially covering up a death at one of its Korean plants.