The latest Juice Pack has arrived for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Mophie announced the upgraded battery cases this week, which are available for $99.95. In addition to built-in batteries, the new Juice Packs feature Charge Force wireless charging technology.
One week after we announced our favorite iOS games of 2016, Apple has released its annual Best of 2016 for the App Store, iTunes and iBooks. Apple editors chose the free photo editing app Prisma and Clash Royale as the best iPhone app and game of the year. Runner-ups include the photo filter app MSQRD, and one of our personal favorite games of the year, Reigns. The App Store hit Pokémon GO was listed as Breakout Hit of the year.
More television providers have been added to Apple's Single Sign-On in the fifth iOS 10.2 beta. CenturyLink Prism, Hawaiian Telecom, MetroCast, and GTA are now available in the new TV Provider section of the Settings app on iOS devices. The four new providers join DirecTV, Dish, Hotwire, Sling TV, who singed up to support the new feature since it was originally announced. While it is safe to assume Apple will be adding more providers in the future, some major companies, such as Comcast, are still holding out, and may eventually decide not to support the new feature at all.
iOS 10 has made deleting apps from your device a real headache. Before iOS 10 developers had the option of adding 3D Touch features to their apps, but with iOS 10 every app installed on your device includes a 3D Touch sharing option. This has made it difficult to delete apps from your device using the original jiggle technique. It really isn't a major issue, but it can be annoying when you're trying to simply delete and app form your device, and instead the 3D Touch menu keeps popping up.
On Monday, AT&T announced its new streaming service called DirecTV Now. The new service offers a variety of subscription tiers that allows users to stream live channels and On Demand movies and television shows. The four tiers include basic cable options, such as ESPN, FX and Cartoon Network. Plans start at $35 a month and go as high as $70 a month for over 120 channels. Users can also add HBO and Showtime for an additional $5 a month, and can get a free Apple TV by committing to three months of any pricing tier.