The 10.5-inch iPad Apple is allegedly planning to release in May will ship with a higher resolution than the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro model, according to Rhoda Alexander, Director Tablets and PCs, at IHS Markit (via Forbes). The rumored tablet will sport a 2,224×1,668 display with 264 ppi. This gives it a higher resolution than the 9.7-inch iPad Pro but same pixel density.
Samsung today announced two new tablets the same morning Mobile World Congress 2017 is set to kick off in Barcelona, Spain. The South Korean company also announced that it would be holding its annual Unpacked event on March 29th. The smartphone-maker is expected to officially unveil the Galaxy S8 during the March keynote. You can watch the Unpacked 2017 teaser trailer at the bottom of this post.
After soft launching in New Zealand, Atari's latest RollerCoaster Tycoon title has landed on the US App Store. Unlike the recently released RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, which was released as a premium title, RCT Touch is free to play with IAPs. In Touch, you must purchase and open card packs to build your theme park. The game features a coaster builder and track editor, missions to complete, and the ability to collect new cards to get different "coasters, rides, scenery and missions for your park," according to the App Store description.
RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch is available now on the App Store for all devices running iOS 9.0 or later.
Last year the NCAA March Madness Live app was expanded to 12 new platforms, including the Apple TV and Roku players. Pay-TV subscribers were able to stream all Division I Men’s Basketball games across a variety of supported apps and devices, and all fans had access to any games broadcast on CBS with no registration required.
Up until this week there hasn't been much talk about the iPad mini leading many to believe that Apple is planning to discontinue the 7.9-inch tablet, but a iPad Pro version is in the works, according to a Barclays' analyst (via Macotakara). The iPad mini 4 will allegedly be replaced by a new 7.9-inch iPad Pro model in March. The rumored tablet will come equipped with a Smart Connector, a 12-megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash and it will be powered by Apple's A9X processor.
TinyCo has created a Twitter account for a new Futurama game coming to mobile devices. The first tweet from the newly created account notes that Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is "coming soon," and it directs fans to the website youwillplayfuturama.com. The website allows fans to sign up for email notifications about the game or pre-register on Google Play.
Apple plans to release a red iPhone 7 and add a new storage tier to its iPhone SE lineup, according to
Macotakara. The Japanese blog cites a Barclays analyst, who may have received their tip from the same supply-chain source who previously (via 9to5Mac) leaked information about a possible red iPhone being released in 2017.
As promised, Pokémon GO has been updated with over 80 new Pokémon from the Johto region. After a quick update, Pokémon trainers can now catch second generation Pokémon, and take advantage of new evolutions. The update also includes new Pinap and Nanab Berries, and new evolution items in PokeStops to evolve Seadra, Scyther, Porygon2, Onix, Slowpoke, and Poliwhirl.
The new version of Pokémon GO is available for free on the Apple App Store.
Apple today announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference will return to San Jose, California on June 5. The WWDC had been held in San Francisco since 2003. The conference will run from June 5-9 at the McEnery Convention Center.
Niantic announced today that its App Store hit, Pokémon GO will receive a major update "later this week." The update will add 80 new Johto region Pokémon from the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games. The new Pokémon will feature gender-specific variations, more ways to evolve, and feature more reactions while being caught.