After launching on Google Play, Niantic's augmented reality game Pokémon GO has been slowly rolling out around the world for iOS starting with New Zealand and Australia. IOS games "soft launching" in New Zealand is nothing new. Developers tend to release their games to the New Zealand App Store as a test before launching worldwide.
Designer Martin Hajek is at it again, posting 3D renderings of his latest iPhone 7 concept. Based on the most recent rumors and leaks, the concept highlights various new features, chiefly an updated colorway said to be in the works. Apple has released various shades of Space Gray over the years, and according to reports, the iPhone 7 will bring a darker variant that is closer to the Space Black Apple Watch.
While you wait for iOS 10 and Apple's redesigned Music app, Google would like you to try its music streaming service this July 4th. The first 4 months of Google Play Music is now free with a new subscription. Google Play Music is a lot like other popular streaming services, such as Spotify. It offers on-demand and commercial free access to 35 million songs for $9.99 per month. Users can listen across all their devices, including their iPod touch, iPhone or iPad. Other features include offline listening, access to podcasts and the ability to upload up to 50,000 of your own tracks.
Square Enix has released a lot of Final Fantasy games to the App Store, but up until now most of them have been remakes of the classic console titles. The latest Final Fantasy mobile release is a collaboration between Brave Frontier creator A-Lim and Square-Enix. Final Fantasy Brave Exvius was designed specifically for iOS and Android. It is also a freemium title, unlike the main Final Fantasy games, which are primarily premium releases. Brave Exvius was originally launched in Japan in 2015, but it has finally made its way to the US App Store.
Several reports over the months have predicted the demise of the 3.5mm headphone jack on the upcoming iPhone 7. More evidence has surfaced that Apple indeed plans to send the legacy audio jack to its final resting place alongside the floppy drive. Images leaked on the Chinese site Weibo show standard EarPods with one glaring difference: a Lightning connector in place of the familiar audio plug.