We're still more than a month out from WWDC, but the rumors are already starting to mount. Will the new Apple TV be there, and will it have a new touch-screen remote? Will Apple's streaming music service be there or will it no-show? For now, though, the Apple world is still abuzz with Apple Watch news — in fact, it's been rated #1 by a well-regarded organization. Plus Samsung's up to its old shenanigans! That and more in our collection of the week's biggest Apple news!
In today's Apple Daily, Nintendo finally reveals a timetable of sorts for its mobile game releases, but we might end up waiting a while for them. Also, Apple widens its lead as America's favorite smartphone manufacturer, and experts say the Apple Watch's heart-rate monitor is quite accurate, to the point that it even matches up with "EKG accurate" devices.
TV was the hot Apple topic this week in Apple land. Not only is Apple supposedly launching a subscription-based cable alternative later this year, but the long-awaited Apple TV update is rumored to make an appearance this June. Read on for that and lots more, including details on Nintendo heading to iOS and some Steve Jobs-related news!
In today's Apple Daily, Apple at last seems poised to launch that online TV service that has been rumored for years now. In other news, Nintendo has finally agreed to start making games for the iPhone and iPad, but not surprisingly, there's a significant catch.
Nintendo may still insist on keeping its head out of the mobile market, but that isn't stopping a few enterprising developers from filling the gap. This time, it's the guys behind GBA4iOS, who made a name for themselves in 2012 with an app that let you play Game Boy Advance games via an emulator. It's back again, and this time Apple's apparently allowing it (for now).
We'll get into the details in a bit, but the big news Wednesday had to be Google unloading its Motorola Mobility unit to Lenovo at what appears to be a huge loss — and during the same week that the Android maker announced a sweeping patent-sharing deal with Samsung, which can't be just a coincidence. More on that in a moment, but for now, here's what else went down on Wednesday...
Perhaps the biggest bit of mobile gaming news to drop yesterday was Japanese newspaper Nikkei's report that Nintendo would soon offer an iOS app to market games for its WiiU and 3DS systems. Not only would the app feature information about upcoming games, but in some cases, it'd even offer demos. Alas, according to Engadget, that's all hogwash.
This week's stories are about resurrection of old names, how one company pivoted in the face of the iPhone's awesome-sauce, the unveiling of some new amazingness we've all been waiting for plus the newest games of the week and a few apps that might just keep you sane these last few weeks of the year. That and more as always, just step right inside.
Can it be? Is the mobile gaming event many of us have long waited for on the verge of happening? According to Cult of Mac (via King 5 news), Nintendo is actively experimenting with at least dipping its feet into iOS. But will its beloved library of classic games follow? Right now, the prospects look grim.
Forgot about the rumors and speculation: Tuesday, Oct. 22 has arrived, and we'll all soon know what Apple has in store for us with a fall media event in San Francisco that will unveil what the company has to offer through the end of the year and into early 2014. Since the website will be dominated by Apple-related stories today, our overnight recap is mostly a little break from all that noise, so dive in and enjoy!