Apple this week released iOS 11 putting an end to 32-bit apps on the App Store. While many games and apps were rendered useless with the release of Apple's new OS, a lot of developers stepped up by making their titles 64-bit compatible. Two of those games are XCOM: Enemy Within and the zombie shooter Aftermath. You can check what apps will not work on your device by following these instructions.
The Appocalypse arrived this week rendering lots of App Store titles useless, but the popular XCOM: Enemy Within in not one of the iOS 11 casualties.
In case you didn't know, Apple stopped supporting 32-bit apps with the release of iOS 11. Any app not updated to support 64-bit will no longer work on newer devices, like the iPhone X, or devices updated to iOS 11 or later. A lot of apps were left to fall on the wayside after the rollout, but a lot of developers also surprised mobile gamers by actually updating their titles with 64-bit support.
After installing iOS 11 iPad owners will want to familiarize themselves with the redesigned Dock. To access the Dock just swipe up from the bottom of your display at anytime on your iPad. This includes when you're using any apps or from any other screens, like the Home screen.
You can add up to 13 permanent apps to your Dock by using the new Drag and Drop feature in iOS 11. Just drag whatever app you want to the Dock and it will be added for quick access. Continuing to swipe up once the Dock is open will open your Control Center and the new multitasking interface. The Dock also includes 3 suggested apps in addition to your manually added 13. You can disable suggested apps by following these instructions.
As promised, Apple today released iOS 11 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. The update is now available OTA in the Settings app under General > Software Update, or you can download it through the latest version of iTunes through your desktop or laptop.
Supported devices include:
Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times is now open to beta testers with certain devices. Developer Perchang is now accepting requests from iOS users with an iPhone 5 or newer, iPad 4 or newer, iPad mini 2 or newer or sixth-generation iPod touch. To participate you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, your device, language and the email associated with your Apple ID.
The creators of the popular Kingdom Rush trilogy have released Iron Marines to the Apple App Store. Iron Marines is a real-time strategy game with tower defense-like elements. In the game, you control 3 squads of Iron Marines in an attempt to complete different objectives in 14 missions and 10 special operations across two different worlds. Each squad has 3 different class of troops with their own special abilities led by one of nine heroes (3 free, 6 available as IAPs). You also can command 8 special weapons and different Refineries with 3 different turrets and abilities. Other features include 40 plus upgrades, 50 plus achievements and 4 modes of difficulty including Impossible Mode.
Iron Marines is available now for $4.99 on the App Store.
Apple raised the prices of its 256GB and 512GB iPad Pro models after its iPhone X keynote on September 12th. Both the 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models are now $50 more than their original launch price. The 256GB WiFi-only 10.5-inch model is now available through apple.com for $799 and the 512GB model now retails for $999. The 12.9-inch model prices have been increased to $799 for the 64GB model, $949 for the 256GB model, and $1149 for the 512GB model.
Apple held its first major event at the Steve Jobs theater at the new Cupertino campus on Tuesday, September 12th. After a brief tribute to Jobs, Apple CEO Tim Cook and team introduced several new products including the redesigned iPhone X. Here's a brief look at all the hardware unveiled at the event.
Apple is set to finally unveil the long rumored iPhone 8 and more on Tuesday, September 12 at 10 a.m. PDT. The event will be live streamed through the Apple Special Event webpage. iOS users can watch the keynote live on their iPhone or iPad using their mobile Safari app. The event will not stream on third-party browsers and you will need to be running iOS 9.0 or later for the stream to work.
The popular tactical RPG Warhammer Quest is getting a sequel on October 19th. The game's developer has been posting information and answering questions about End Times on the Touch Arcade forums. For example, the sequel is all in 3D, party size is now roster based, and you can now have multiple Warriors from the same class.
You can sign up to be notified about the upcoming beta and learn more about the game at perchang.com.