Daylight Studios has brought its newest Holy Potatoes! title to the Apple App Store. A Spy Story?! dropped on Steam in November of 2018, and now it is available for preorder for iOS. If you have never played a Holy Potatoes game, they're simulation titles where you manage your own spaceship and weapons shop. This time around you manage your own spy agency while trying to discover the truth about your parents disappearance.
Days after Apple's HomePod received FCC approval the company has announced a release date. The device will begin shipping on Friday February 9, 2018, with pre-orders starting two weeks prior on January 26. That means anxious HomePod buyers can pre-order the $349 smart speaker online this coming Friday.
Apple Watch pre-orders impressed analysts if early reports are to be believed. Slice Intelligence released sales projection data estimating that over 950,000 people in the US pre-ordered an Apple Watch on Friday. If this number holds, then pre-orders for the entire weekend across eight initial release countries will easily exceed one million.
Analyst Amit Daryanani of RBC projected sales of up to five million Apple Watches this quarter. Demand is outstripping supply, with ship dates on many models delayed until summer. The official release date is April 24.
Apple has started posting detailed Guided Tour videos ahead of the Apple Watch launch on April 24. The videos, on a special Welcome to Apple Watch page are focused on showing owners and potential buyers how to make the most of Apple Watch. In addition to a general welcome video showcasing Apple's "most personal device yet", there are several focused tours on the way.
At the time of this writing, Messages, Faces and Digital Touch are live. Others labeled Coming Soon include Phone Calls, Siri, Maps, Music, Apple Pay, Activity, and Workout. The tours are around two minutes or less, showing how Apple Watch operates along with key functions of the device. At the bottom of the Guided tour page is a collection of all previously released Apple Watch films from the keynote announcement and beyond.