New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: MLB Manager 2017 and more

MLB Manager 2017 has landed on the App Store just in time for Opening Day. The newest version of the popular simulator comes with an updated UI, and all the 2017 Opening Day MLB rosters, including top prospects. MLB fans can guide their favorite MLB franchise to the World Series by managing their roster with trades and controlling in-game match-ups. MLB Manager 2017 is available now for $4.99.

Teardown reveals new iPad is a recycled tablet with 2GB of RAM

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The team at iFixit today has released their teardown on Apple's newest iPad, or the "iPad 5" as they are calling it. The report reveals what we already knew -- the 9.7-inch tablet is built from recycled hardware. Some Apple fans had hoped that the new iPad might ship with 3 gigabytes of RAM, like the iPhone 7, but iFixit has discovered its A9 chip is instead outfitted with 2 gigabytes, just like the iPhone 6s models.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Power Rangers: Legacy Wars and more

The new fighting game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars has landed on the App Store just in time for the Power Rangers reboot which hits theaters today. Legacy Wars allows fans to play as a variety of legendary Rangers and villains from Angel Grove and beyond.

Family Guy gets its own match-3 mobile title

Family Guy- Another Freakin' Mobile Game

Jam City has opened pre-registration for Family Guy- Another Freakin' Mobile Game. iOS, Amazon and Facebook users can sign up here, and Google Play users can sign up here. We already know that Another Freakin' Mobile Game really means "another freakin' match-3 title," since the game has already soft launched in the Philippines. The game's official App Store description reads:

iPad mini 2 discontinued as 9.7-inch iPad becomes Apple's most affordable tablet

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In a quiet iPad refresh this week Apple removed the iPad mini 2 from its website in favor of a more affordable 9.7-inch model. The newly released iPad replaced not only the iPad Air 2, but it is also now the cheapest available model starting at $329. The iPad mini 4 remains as Apple's last remaining 7.9-inch tablet.

Apple announces new $329 iPad to replace iPad Air 2

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Apple today quietly announced a new $329 iPad to replace the aging iPad Air 2. Simply called "iPad," the new 9.7-inch tablet is a slightly heavier and bulkier model with recycled hardware. It ships with the same same A9 chip that powers Apple's current iPhone models, and it does not include new features, such as the Smart Connector. The new iPad is around 20% thicker (7.5mm) than the iPad Air 2 and it weighs 1 pound. The iPad Air 2 is a slimmer 6.1mm model that weighs 0.96 pounds.

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New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Capcom classics and more

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It was a big week for the App Store. Not only did Apple unveil a new store front highlighting indie games, but quite a few interesting titles were released for iOS devices. Capcom ported two of its arcade classics, 1942 and Ghosts'n Goblins, to mobile devices. Both notoriously difficult games were updated with a "casual mode" for easier game play and new touch controls. The World War 2 vertical shooter 1942 is available for $1.99 and Ghosts'n Goblins is only $0.99.

Rome: Total War Barbarian Invasion gets a release date for the iPad

As promised, Feral Interactive has announced that the Rome: Total War expansion Barbarian Invasion is coming to the iPad on March 28th. The new chapter is a standalone campaign that takes place three centuries after Total War. The game follows an overstretched Roman Empire who must contend with warring tribes and religious tensions as three major religions fight for dominance.

iPad Pro 2 event rumored for April to 'mark the inauguration' of new headquarters

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Next-generation iPad reports have been all over the map when it comes to an actual release date. One day after MacRumors reported that Apple is planning a late-March event for its iPad refresh, the DigiTimes claims the event has been moved to April. Citing supply chain sources, the Taiwanese site reported today that Apple will unveil its new iPad lineup in early April to "mark the inauguration" of its new headquarters in California.

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