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.
Apple has finally shown the iPad some much needed love by adding several new iPad-specific features to iOS 11. One of the more talked about additions are the new abilities found in the iPad Dock. iPad users running iOS 11 or later will be able to access the iPad Dock anywhere on their tablet. This includes the Home screen, App Switcher and even while using other apps. This means users can now easily switch between apps by simply swiping up from the bottom of their display at anytime on their iPad.
Have you ever wondered what Apple's Macintosh Classic would look like if it were a robot? Hong Kong toy designer Philip Lee has done just that with his Classicbot collectible figurine. The Classicbot is a little toy robot inspired by Apple's original affordable PC. Our sister site iPhoneFAQ.org is giving away 4 Classicbots for free. You can click here to learn how to enter to receive one.
As we've mentioned before, mobile Warhammer games have really improved since Games Workshop started licensing the IP to other developers. Fans of strategy titles seem to enjoy Slitherine's Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon, and Touch Arcade has called Warhammer Quest "one of the best tactical RPGs on the App Store."
iOS users who agree that Warhammer Quest is a decent title will be excited to know that Perchang announced that Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times will launch on October 19th.
Now that Apple has officially announced its iPhone 8 keynote for Sept. 12 the 32-bit apocalypse is right around the corner. In case you missed the memo, iOS 11 will no longer support 32-bit apps. This means any apps on your device not upgraded with 64-bit support will no longer work once iOS 11 is released. Apple is expected to launch the new firmware alongside the iPhone 8 on September 12th.
As we've discussed before, some apps are already being pulled from the App Store, while others, like Duke Dashington, are being remastered. Touch Arcade has been keeping an eye on what apps will not be making the transition to 64-bit, and you can also check your own devices to see what apps won't be supported.
Apple today has sent out invites to select members of the press for an upcoming event at 10:00 am (PST) on September 12th. As the invite notes, this will be the first-ever event to be held at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park at the new Cupertino campus.
The invite doesn't specify what will be discussed during the keynote, but it is likely that Tim Cook and team will finally reveal the rumored iPhone 8.
A lot of games are being left behind due to the upcoming 32-bit apocalypse, but some are being updated with 64-bit architecture support, while others are being totally rebuilt from the ground up. One game being remastered for iOS 11 is Duke Dashington, according to Touch Arcade.
Duke Dashington follows a bumbling adventurer who keeps accidentally collapsing the ancient ruins he is exploring. In the game, players must collect as much treasure as possible and reach the exit in 10-seconds before Duke is squashed.
As Apple and Sonos prepare to launch their own smart speakers, Amazon has added a new multi-touch music feature to its Echo devices. In a press release released today, Amazon announced an all-new Alexa feature "that lets you control and synchronize music across multiple Amazon Echo devices in your home." The new "Alexa, Play My Music Everywhere" voice command is available starting today.
Echo owners can now use the Alexa App to create playlists like "downstairs" then ask the intelligent personal assistant to play that playlist in the designated room. Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show owners can also play their created lists across multiple devices.