It's been a fairly quiet week by Apple's standards but there was still plenty going on related to the company that's worth keeping up to speed with.
Data from Kantar WorldPanel found that one in three new iPhone buyers in Europe switched from Android devices to iPhones, underlining just how popular the new, larger screen devices have proved.
The Apple Watch will help drive smartwatch shipments of 101 million by 2020, but the fate of this nascent market is linked directly to Apple's success in convincing people that wearables represent the next era of personal devices, according to IHS.
Reports emerged from numerous sources during the week claiming that Apple is attempting to use its clout to convince music labels to end their deals with Spotify that lets the web service stream music for free to those who listen to the occasional advert.
If true, the reports show how seriously Apple is taking the music streaming market, and that the firm is ready to use its power to disrupt existing market leaders. Spotify, understandably, has questioned Apple's tactics and how it will support artists.
The Apple Watch had millions of pre-orders but it seems that many buyers are unable to find anyone to contact with their device. This has led to some turning to the internet to find like-minded Apple Watch owners just so they can share messages using the unique 'heartbeat' sensor.
Apple faces more patent action from Ericsson after the telecoms company filed lawsuits in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands, claiming that Apple is using Ericsson patents without paying the relevant fees.
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