A beginner's guide to 'Fortnite' on iPhone: How to download the game, and some basic controls
- The biggest game in the world right now is "Fortnite," a goofy, cartoonish game with a deadly serious premise: 100 players are dropped on an island full of weapons, and the last person alive wins.
- Over 45 million people have "Fortnite," and that number is about to grow far larger — the game is slowly trickling out to Apple device owners around the world this very minute.
- Since the game is played online, "Fortnite" on iOS is scaling up slowly so it doesn't crash due to a sudden influx of players.
- As soon as the game is capable of handling more players, and your number comes up, you'll get an invite to download the game on your iOS device of choice.
- Beware: "Fortnite" on iOS only runs on a handful of Apple devices, and you need a strong, consistent internet connection to play.
Apple is holding an event on March 27 — and it looks like new iPads are coming
- Apple is holding an event on March 27, possibly to release new hardware products.
- In 2012, Apple held an event in New York City to talk about education, where it unveiled its iBooks 2 platform, its tool for making and publishing books online, but even that event was all about the iPad. This one will likely be similar.
- Apple most recently launched an updated iPad Pro at WWDC last year.
- This year, Apple is rumored to be updating its iPad Pro lineup with an iPhone X-style design that has narrower bezels and the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera that's used for FaceID and Animoji, according to a report from analyst Jun Zhang of Rosenblatt Securities obtained by Macworld.
Apple will hold March 27 event with education focus
- Apple announced today that it will hold an event on March 27, focused on creative new ideas for teachers and students.
- The event is likely to include the debut of an updated iPad, as well as new software initiatives.
- That event saw the announcements of iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and iTunes U as its primary themes.
- In recent weeks, the company has sought regulatory certifications for a new iPad model, which is likely to come in wi-fi-only and cellular versions.
- This model is expected to be a replacement for the current 9.7″ iPad, featuring a faster A10 processor inside, and has been rumored to be less expensive than last year’s version.
- A less expensive iPad marketed at schools could dramatically increase Apple’s tablet sales, which have been flat in recent years.
- This story is breaking and will be updated shortly.
Apple's next big event starts on June 4 — here are 5 announcements we're expecting
- At WWDC, we usually hear what Apple has planned for its big yearly software updates for iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers.
- For the most part, we're expecting this year to be about refining current features as opposed to adding new ones, but it wouldn't be an Apple event without a few surprises.
- Back in April 2017, Apple executives mentioned to tech sites, including TechCrunch, that it was working on a new updated version of its modular Mac Pro desktop computer, which was originally released in 2013.
- This year, Apple is rumored to update its iPad Pro lineup with an iPhone X-style design with narrower bezels, and even the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera that's used for FaceID and Animoji, according to a report from analyst Jun Zhang of Rosenblatt Securities obtained by Macworld.
Apple will unveil the next generation of iOS and macOS on June 4th
- Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference will be held in June this year.
- Last year’s event was packed with announcements, including the HomePod, a new iMac Pro, iOS 11, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and ARKit. This year we’re expecting to hear more on the future of macOS and iOS, and it’s possible we’ll see those cheaper iPads and MacBooks that have been rumored recently.
- The focus will undoubtedly be on the future of iOS, and in particular iOS 12.
- Apple is still rumored to be launching new universal apps that work across iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
- Bloomberg also previously reported that Apple will bring its Animoji characters to the iPad, thanks to a new model of the tablet that has a Face ID camera.