All the essential iPhone, iPad, Apple and apps news from the last week

90 billion downloads! Across iOS and Android, a record number of apps were downloaded in 2016. Read the story!

Replacement batteries Apple may extend the battery replacement scheme for the iPhone 6s to cover faulty iPhone 6 units. Read the story!

Apple Music Streaming service up 48% to 21 million subscribers. Read the story!

UK price hike App Store purchases in the UK have risen by around 25% due to the weak pound. Read the story!

AirPods TV ad Apple has released some new commercials for its totally wireless AirPods, plus another for the Apple Watch Series 2. Watch the videos!

iPhone 8 rumors! Water resistance of next device to go from IP67 to IP68 rating? Read the story!

Apple TV Size limit of apps and games to increase from 200MB to 4GB, potentially improving the app experience. Read the story!

App monopoly US appeals court rules that Apple could be sued for dominating the apps market. Read the story!

Price Drops

Scrivener – pro level writing tools – was $19.99 now $11.99!

The Secret of Chimera Labs – room escape adventure game – was $1.99 now FREE!

Smart Alarm Clock – sleep cycle and snoring recorder – was $1.99 now FREE!