Niantic on Monday announced that a new Pokemon Go was due, version 1.5 for iPhone and version 0.35 for Android. The new build was supposed to bring over several bug fixes and improvements as well as a brand new feature, one that you could have used from day one. Dubbed Pokemon Appraisal, the new trick will let you view quick stats about your creatures, which are crucial for planning battles. And now, this new version of Pokemon Go is finally available to download.
Apple will not come out with a brand new iPhone redesign this year, that much seems to be crystal clear. But an increasing number of reports claims that at least one of the 2017 iPhones will bring over radical changes. Specifically, Apple is expected to launch a Galaxy S7 edge-like curved iPhone 7 successor next year that will feature a flexible OLED display, a first for the iPhone maker. A new report from Asia indicates that Samsung is already preparing for that rumored iPhone 8 (or whatever Apple calls it), but not to fight against it with a novel Galaxy S7 successor of its own. Instead, Samsung might become the biggest fan of that new iPhone. More →
With September right around the corner, we’re just a few short weeks away from Apple introducing the iPhone 7. While nothing is official quite yet, rumor has it that Apple will be holding a special media event on Wednesday, September 7 where it will introduce the highly anticipated iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Though the iPhone 7 may not introduce any game-changing new features — aside from marked improvements in camera quality — there’s a good chance that the iPhone 7 will still manage to break all previous iPhone sales records. The reason? The current pool of iPhone users looking to upgrade is larger than it’s ever been before.
Word on the street is that Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will offer twice as much storage with each tier. So the entry-level model will have 32GB, the mid-tier iPhones will have 128GB and the most expensive iPhone will have 256GB. You know what all that means, right? It means you have to stock up on free iOS apps now so you’ll be able to make good use of all that extra space when your new iPhones come. More →
By our count, anywhere between 400 and well over 1,000 paid iPhone and iPad apps can go on sale for free on any given day, and going through all those apps is a huge task. That’s why we do the heavy lifting for you here at BGR, and we pick out the cream of the crop each day for your downloading pleasure. Today’s list includes 11 different premium iOS apps that have been made available for free by their developers, but remember that these sales could end at any moment so be sure to check them out now. More →
For most of the year, rumors were flying that the 2016 iPhone range would include a bigger, more tricked-out ‘Pro’ model, along with an OLED screen. The rumors about sharper screens have been pushed to next year (when it’s looking reasonably certain we’ll be seeing an OLED iPhone), and now it looks like the iPhone Pro will have to wait until 2017 too.
A report in Nikkei claims that in 2017, Apple will ship a ‘Pro’ model with a 5.5-inch curved display that will use an OLED panel. It will debut alongside two other new iPhone models, which will have flat screens with older LCD displays.
Although it never received quite as much attention as Pokemon Go, Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas made a big splash when it launched in 2013. Virtually unprecedented in scope and scale, Oceanhorn was a full 3D RPG for iPhone and iPad. Developed by small independent studio Cornfox & Bros., it was a perfect substitute for a true mobile Zelda game.
Nearly three years later, we’re finally getting a sequel.
It has now been nearly two months since the Pokemon Go craze first swept the world. While the app’s rankings in the iOS App Store have slipped a bit over the past couple of weeks — it now sits at No. 10 on the free app charts — Pokemon Go remains the No. 1 top-grossing iOS app. You also still can’t walk more than 20 feet in cities large and small around the world without seeing at least a few people scampering around and trying to catch a Pokemon.
While most users generally play the game clean, an increasing number of Pokemon addicts take advantage of all the different Pokemon Go cheats and hacks out there. Don’t worry, we won’t judge you because after all, it’s just a smartphone game. Well, if you don’t mind bending the rules you’re in for a serious treat on Monday morning, because the ultimate Pokemon Go cheat that used to require players to jailbreak their iPhones is now available with no jailbreak required. More →
One of the ugliest design choices for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s series is the protruding rear camera, which is a compromise between Apple’s design and camera teams. Some buyers concerned with battery life still say that Apple should increase the size of the iPhone and fix both the camera bump and battery life with one move. But Apple’s phones aren’t getting any thicker, and the camera bumps will still be there in the upcoming iPhone 7 models.
However, there’s an MIT spinoff company that has already figured out how to double iPhone battery life without making any changes to the phone’s thickness. And unlike other promising new battery technologies, this new type of battery is actually heading to mass production. More →
Happy Friday! Today’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free will take you into the weekend in the best possible way. After all, who doesn’t love filling their iOS devices with great apps without paying a dime? You’ll also find a few more freebies in yesterday’s post if you want even more free apps, but remember that these sales could end at any moment.
You’ll also find a cute little Trump app in today’s post that was created by a 13-year-old developer from South Dakota. 13!
Best Buy is going to celebrate its 50th anniversary on August 22nd, and the company will host a special sales event this week to kick off the party. Starting at 11:00 PM Eastern on Thursday and ending at 12:59 AM Eastern on Sunday, this will be Best Buy’s first-ever 50 deals for 50 hours event. Most deals will be available both in stores and online, though some are going to be online-only. On top of some hot discounts, buyers will also get free two-day shipping on almost everything in the sale. More →