Back Friday Deals Update (2017)

Best Buy Black Friday Ad (2017)

Big box retailers Target, Walmart and Best Buy have released their Black Friday ads. All three are offering the same $249 deal on the fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad. You can save $80 on a 32GB model at any of the three locations starting as early as 5pm on November 23rd. Here are the rest the big three's Black Friday Apple deals:

Black Friday: Walmart - 9.7-inch iPad $249

Walmart iPad Black Friday 2017

Updated: With the correct price.

It looks like $249 will be the going rate for the fifth-generation iPad on Black Friday. Both Target and Walmart will be offering the latest 9.7-inch model for $80 cheaper than its suggested retail price.

Walmart has released its Black Friday ad with sales from November 23rd to 24th. Black Friday begins in Walmart stores starting at 6pm. Other deals include an iPhone 6 for only $129, discounts on gaming consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, DVDs as low as $1.96 and more.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: South Park and More

South Park: Phone Destroyer

South Park: Phone Destroyer is now available on the Apple App Store. Phone Destroyer is a free-to-play card collecting title where you design your own character to compete in 1v1 battles. Players use different cards to summon characters from the show and cast spells to attack their opponent. The game features a single player campaign written in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios, real-time PvP battles, the ability to design your own character, and tons of characters and references to the show.

Rome: Total War Collection now available for iPad

Rome: Total War

All three Rome: Total War titles have been released individually to the App Store, but today Feral Interactive has added the Rome: Total War Collection as an option. The Collection allows you to get all three Total War titles for one price. It also cheaper to buy the collection than buying all three titles individually.

For $16.99 Rome: Total War Collection includes Total War, Barbarian Invasion, and Alexander. While it's only $3 in savings, $17 is a good price for three decent strategy games for the iPad.

Report: iPad Pro to ship with Face ID in 2018

iPad Pro

Bloomberg has published a report claiming that the next-generation iPad Pro models will ship with Face ID in 2018. Face ID was introduced on the iPhone X which began shipping earlier this month.

Citing "people familiar with the matter," Bloomberg notes "at least one new iPad model with a screen size similar to the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is planned to include Face ID." Face ID would replace the physical Home button and Touch ID on the new iPad models. Apple's facial recognition feature is used like Touch ID to unlock a user's device and for approving payments using Apple Pay.

How to send cash on your iPad or iPhone

Apple Pay Cash Wallet

Apple has launched Apple Pay Cash in iOS 11.2 beta 2. This means the peer-to-peer payments service will be availble whenever iOS 11.2 is made public. Apple Pay Cash allows iOS users to send payments to other iOS users through the Messages app.

You can set up Apple Pay Cash through the Wallet app. To set up Apple Pay Cash, open the Wallet app on your device, then tap the Apple Pay Cash card. Follow the prompts and confirm your information once you're redirected to the Settings app. Once your information is confirmed you will be able to access Apple Pay Cash through your Wallet app.

Target Black Friday: iPad $249, 10.5-inch iPad Pro starting at $529

Target Black Friday 2017

Black Friday is only a few weeks away which means hundreds of retailers will soon be releasing their ads with tons of deals. The first big retailer out of the gate is Target. The big box retailer has just released a 36-page circular with deals on everything you can imagine, including Apple products.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Final Fantasy Dimensions 2


Oh Square Enix, why can't any of your sequels ever make any sense? Final Fantasy Dimensions 2 landed on the App Store this week, but it has nothing to do with the original Final Fantasy Dimensions. Final Fantasy Dimensions 2 is actually a US remake of the Japanese social RPG called Final Fantasy Legends. But FFD2 is a premium title, unlike FFD which is free. I'm going to guess this is why FFD2 has a 3-star rating, while FFD has manged a overall rating of 4-stars. If you want to check out Final Fantasy Dimensions 2 and don't care it is now a direct sequel, then it is available for $14.99 on the App Store.

Apple nixes iPad camera button

iPad Camera Button

Astro HQ announced on Tuesday that Apple rejected the latest version of its drawing app that contained a new "Camera Button." The developers of Astropad and Luna Display added a feature that transformed the front-facing camera of the iPad into a button that opened a menu shortcut within both applications.

Apple rejected Astropad Studio citing Section 2.5.9 of its App Review Guidelines. This section refers to not altering standard device switches.


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