The App Store and Mac businesses saw big increases too.
The payments platform operated by major US retailers is testing Bluetooth and barcode technologies.
In six months, new card regulations could usher in greater acceptance of Apple Pay and its competitors.
Folks don't like drones in Texas, local police chief warns.
But Google's Sundar Pichai says it doesn't intend to become a full-service cellular carrier, instead likening the service to its Nexus mobile devices.
The Android smartphone maker will launch Samsung Pay in the US in mid 2015
Thefts and robberies of smartphones fell in three big cities with iPhones leading the pack
Five people have been indicted in scheme that took advantage of Apple 'instant credit' gift cards.
Spyware from a pro-Russian group is targeting iPhones, whether they're jailbroken or not, says Trend Micro
As iPhone 6 propelled Apple, Samsung sales dropped because of competition in China.
The popularity of the iPhone 6 helped Apple beat out Xiaomi to become number one in China, according to a market researcher
As many others cut back, a new breed of tech company doubled down on influencing Washington.
Consumers appear enthusiastic about Apple's new payment system.
Apple CEO wrapped up a four-day trip to China on Friday
Payments were accepted at Apple Pay's launch on Monday, but appear to have been blocked by the retailer.