Cupertino, California — Apple today announced Apple Arcade, a game subscription service that will feature over 100 new and exclusive games, including original releases from renowned creators Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong, Will Wright and dozens more. Apple Arcade games will redefine games and be curated based on originality, quality, creativity, fun and their appeal to players of all ages. Apple Arcade will give customers the freedom to try any game from its handpicked collection of titles that are all-you-can-play, have no ads, ad tracking or additional purchases, and respect user privacy.The App Store is the world’s most successful and vibrant gaming platform with nearly 300,000 free and paid games. Free games, supported by advertising or in-app purchases, are enjoyed by hundreds of millions of players around the world. Paid games are often critically acclaimed and beloved by the people who play them, but competing with free is hard, so even the best of these games have only reached a smaller audience. With the simplicity of a single subscription, Apple Arcade will bring games...
Apple customers that finally got over the fact that they
have to shell out $159 for the wireless Airpods
will now have to get over the fact that the 2019 crop of iPhones won’t support
quick charging out of the box either. Previous rumors suggested that quick
chargers would be a standard accessory with iPhones sold from 2019 onward, but a new report from Macotakara suggests
otherwise. According to the most recent report, new iPhones will continue to
come with the old-school, outdated 5-Watt charging bricks. Which, in turn, also
means that they won’t feature the USB-C ports found on most new Android-based phones on the market today.
This means a couple of things. First, you’ll have to pony up
for a fast charger if you don’t want to, essentially, trickle charge your new phone. Secondly, 2019 iPhones will still
come with regular USB-A-Lightning cable adapters. So, when you consider how
Apple tries to milk consumers for everything it can, previous USB-C rumors aren’t
worth their weight in gold. Secondly, you still won’t be able to connect your