Today, Apple announce the official date and time of the company’s second quarter results for 2014. Apple has been reporting record sales, year after year. However, analysts are betting that this quarter, iPad sales will be on the decline. We’ll find out for sure on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.
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Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an article relating to mobile operating system makers striking exclusivity deals with game developers that push promotion of certain apps. While it is no surprise that Apple would try to attract game makers to iOS exclusively, it turns out that the “Editor’s Choice” award isn’t necessarily based on a title’s merits alone.
Two months ago, Square Enix Montreal announced that the company was working on a mobile version of its extremely popular Hitman franchise. Last week, the game was finally finished and ready to launch. Later that day, Apple spotlighted it as this week’s Editor’s Choice award, and with good cause. Fans of the series feared that this would be some sort of weak, less capable version of their favorite stealth game. However, it has proven to be a great game that doesn’t try to compete with version, but still satisfies its fans.
Apple device owners who have not upgraded their devices to iOS 7 are reporting a shutdown of FaceTime. From the community forums, it appears that iOS 7 is unaffected, while devices running iOS 6 are most affected, no matter which device they are using. According to one forum poster, Apple’s advice is to update your system to iOS 7.
Dutch site One More Thing recently published supposed leaked photos of the second-generation iPad Air predicted to launch this fall. According to the source, Apple is planning on integrating the LCD layer in the display panel, which is currently not part of the iPad assembly.
Ahead of each of Apple’s fiscal quarters, Fortune publishes a list of predictions from analysts, both professional and amateur. The iPad maker’s second quarter is just about to end, so the news organization has just released its quarterly list of predictions. Not surprisingly, analysts are expecting a decline for Apple’s tablet line. However, this time, an unusually large number of them have forecasted low numbers.
A couple of weeks ago, Hunter Island went free as Apple’s App of the Week. I decided to check it out since I had heard it was a pet collecting game similar to PokémonI’ve been playing it fairly regularly and I really enjoy it. It may not be as good as Nintendo’s pocket monster classic, but since we can’t have the original, this is a good substitute.
Last November, Apple launched the first ever iPad mini with Retina display. Although the company was able to keep up with demand, it was still a difficult task as consumers flocked to purchase the device during the holiday season. Today, refurbished versions of the tablet have started showing up in Apple’s online store. For the first time, you can purchase the iPad mini with Retina display for less than full price.
Time management games have been a popular genre of games for about as long as computers have been available in the home. You can play at being a short order cook, candy maker, or traffic controller. Gamers can regulate cars, boats, planes, and trains in a variety of traffic situations.
City Rush is a traffic management game that requires close attention and the ability to predict where cars will go. Tap to change the lights and keep the cars flowing through the downtown city streets.