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IDC: iPad Sees First-Ever Decline As Wider Tablet Shipment Growth Drops 7.2% In 2014 To 235.7M Units

Apple — which ironically now offers more models of its iPad tablet than ever before — will ship 64.9 million iPad tablets in 2014, a decline of 12.7% on the total number of shipments a year ago. The bigger tablet market will see shipments of 235.7 million units, growth of 7.2% over 2013.

TechCrunch

iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Are Shifting Reading Away From iPad, Study Finds

Pocket’s data suggests that users are eager to pick up larger-screened devices when it’s time to read or watch, but it’s also possible these numbers are skewed by the kind of early excitement that comes with any new device – people always lavish the most attention on their newest toys, after all. But this is one of the first solid data-driven indicators that new big-screened iPhones could be cannibalizing iPad sales, so it’s worth watching to see how these numbers evolve over time.

TechCrunch

Uploading Xcode Bot builds to Testflight, with launchd

So if you want to upload to TestFlight what can you do? Well the solution offered by anyone I’ve seen blogging about it is to go make your own IPA using xcrun. That doesn’t sound so bad until you end up with code signing and keychain issues and it’s all to do something that is about to happen as soon as you’re done anyway.

My solution was to just wait until the IPA file was made. My initial naive attempts were to schedule the upload from the post-archive script using at or simply adding a delay for some amount of time while the IPA file didn’t exist. What I should have realised though is that the Bot will wait as long as I’m waiting and only when my script finishes will it continue and make the IPA file.

Michael Behan