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iPad Air 2 supply dries up ahead of iPhone 7 event

iPad Air 2 Stock

9to5Mac reported this weekend that the iPad Air 2 has sold out at most major distributors. This is normally a sign that Apple is planning some kind of refresh, but as we have pointed out all year long, there have been zero rumors or leaks indicating we will see a new iPad model this year. Even the well trusted analyst KGI Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities has noted Apple will not release a new model iPad until 2017.

Kou believes Apple will launch three new iPad models, including a second-generation iPad Pro, an entry-level 9.7-inch iPad and a new unnamed 10.5-inch model. It is also still unknown if Apple plans to continue its 7-inch iPad mini lineup, or discontinue it entirely.

Apple cleaning up App Store in preparation for iOS 10 and iPhone 7

iPhone 7 Invite

After sending out invitations for its iPhone 7 keynote, Apple has notified developers of its plans to rid the App Store of any outdated apps.

"To make it easier for customers to find great apps that fit their needs, we want to ensure that apps available on the App Store are functional and up-to-date. We are implementing an ongoing process of evaluating apps, removing apps that no longer function as intended, don’t follow current review guidelines, or are outdated."

More Five Nights at Freddy's Pop! coming from Funko

Five Nights at Freddy's Funko POP

Five Nights at Freddy's is getting the Pop! treatment with 12 new figures from Funko. All the major animatronic characters are represented, including Freddy, Bonnie and Chica. There are also several different versions of each character with a few retailer exclusives.

Freddy is only available in his toy form at Walmart, the flocked version will only launch at Barnes & Noble, and Shadow Freddy will be a Hot Topic exclusive. Funtime Foxy and Springtrap will only be available at Game Stop and Shadow Bonnie at Target. It is unknown if these are in-store exclusives or if they will also be available online.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Eisenhorn: XENOS and more

Eisenhorn: XENOS

We previewed three random games this week, including the sci-fi western Space Marshals 2, the bizarre, anime WW2 title Panzer Waltz and the tower defense game Dungeon Warfare. Here are some more titles that made a splash on the App Store this week.

Pixel Hero Games released another Warhammer title based on the 2001 Games Workshop book, Xenos (Eisenhorn). This is the first book in the ‘Eisenhorn' trilogy. Eisenhorn: XENOS is an adventure game where players drive the story. Touch Arcade gave it a meh review, while the official App Store description boasts high scores from Pocket Gamer and AppleNApps.

10tons Ltd releases video of Neon Chrome running on an iPad

10tons Ltd yesterday released a video of its dual-stick shooter Neon Chrome running on an iPad. The company announced back in June that it was bringing its cyberpunk game to iOS, and this week we got the first glimpse of it working on an Apple tablet. The game is currently being beta tested. iOS users with 1GB of RAM can register here to be a beta tester.

Space Marshals 2, Dungeon Warfare and more land on the Apple App Store

Space Marshalls 2

It's been very quiet in iPad land while fans wait for Apple to announce its upcoming iPhone event, so let's look at some newly release titles on the App Store. Pixelbite today released a sequel to its third-person shooter, Space Marshals. Like the original, Space Marshals 2 is a tactical top-down shooter that takes place in the Wild West with a Sci-Fi twist. The game requires players use their surroundings to take down criminals, instead of just blasting away. Players can use distractions to single out opponents, hack gun turrets and turn them against their enemies, trick criminals into fighting each other and use silent weapons and other stealth tactics.

Space Marshals 2 includes over 20 missions with performance based rewards, over 70 different weapons, MFi controller support and HD Metal graphics. Fans of stealth games will want to check out this sci-fi wild west adventure.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Warhammer Da Orks and more

Deus Ex GO

Slitherine has released the followup to its turn-based strategy game Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon. Da Orks is set during one of the one of the most iconic conflicts in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Players are in control of an invading Ork army and must defeat the Imperial forces of the Armageddon Steel Legion and Space Marines in a large campaign. Da Orks divides the Second War for Armageddon into 3 acts and 18 separate scenarios. It includes over 400 units and 200 weapons and more. Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon - Da Orks is available now on the Apple App Store for $14.99.

Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon - Da Orks now available for the iPad

Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon - Da Orks

Strategy fans who are too impatient to wait until September for Avadon 3: The Warborn and Rome: Total War, can get their fix this month by downloading Slitherine's Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon - Da Orks. This is Slitherine's second Warhammer title and follow-up to Armageddon from 2014. Slitherine is known for developing and publishing premium strategy titles for iOS, such as Battle Academy and Hell: Fight for Gilrand.

Cortana makes fun of iPad Pro in new Microsoft ad

Surface Pro 4 vs iPad Pro

Microsoft has launched another ad poking fun at Apple's iPad Pro. After Apple launched a commercial comparing their 12-inch tablet to an actual computer due to its Smart Keyboard, Microsoft released its own ad claiming a keyboard doesn't make the iPad comparable to the Surface Pro 4. In the commercial, Microsoft's personal assistant, Cortana, interrupts a party being thrown by an iPad. Siri tells Cortana that the iPad is celebrating being a computer, to which Cortana disagrees.

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