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Apple Daily Report: Jamf sees record growth in 2018 (and more news)

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out. 

Jamf, which speecializes Apple management, says it ended 2018 with another year of record growth, expanding its customer base by 57% to welcome over 7,100 new organizations. Further, the company grew total revenue by 30%, and recurring revenue grew by 40% year-over-year, maintaining an industry-leading retention rate of 96%.

In an interview with Vogue Business, Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts has talked about Apple’s approach to “experiential” retail. 

Epic has released an update to Fortnite that adds support for third-party gamepads on iPhones and iPads. Controllers must be MFi-certified by Apple, but any model should otherwise work, Epic says iin its patch notes.

I’m skeptical, but Apple developer Steve Troughton-Smith posted on Twitter that upcoming refreshes of the iPad mini and 9.7-inch iPad will support the Apple Pencil.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple will kick off its first Apple Watch Activity Challenge f the year early next month. The February Activity Challenge will kick off Feb. 8 and run through Valentine’s Day. 


Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.