Apple Seeds: iPhone Growing in World Wide Mobile Phone Market, Stepping on Dropbox, More

Apple Seeds is iSource’s daily roundup of Apple-related stories for the most diehard of fans, or for the news junkie that has to have all of the day’s news:

iPhone Now at 8.8% of World Wide Mobile Phone Market

The iPhone now holds 8.8% of the world wide mobile phone market. This doesn’t sound like much, but when you consider that the this figure is included in the smartphone and (regular?, dumb?)phone market. This figure stands as of Q1 of 2012, and may have gone up or down since then, but still, quite the accomplishment. [Read More]

Apple’s Halting Some iOS App Approvals Due to Dropbox Integration

Reports are beginning to surface, wherein Apple is starting to reject iOS app from the store that have dropbox integration. Apparently the rule, 11.13 in the developer agreement, is not new, but Apple is just now enforcing it. This is shaping up to be a mess, especially since Apple just introduced iCloud last summer. We’ll see what happens, but I think Apple is making a bad move here. [Read More]

Apple Issues Update for Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3

Apple has pushed out a minor update for Mountain Lion developer preview 3. The biggest change, that has been noticed so far, is a toggle switch located in notification center, that allows users to turn notifications on and off. Good enough.

Apple Pushing Developers to Sign Up for Developer ID

Apple is once again pushing developers to sign up for Developer ID ahead of the launch of OS X Mountain Lion, which will use the IDs to authenticate applications acquired outside of Mac App Store. This is one of the features in Mountain Lion that will be used to increase security for the end user. [Read More]