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Topic: Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade offers easy sign-ups, installations through Mac App Store

08/20/2019, 02:08 pm

Mac users will discover an already familiar usability experience when Apple Arcade goes live, with a trial of the service and the currently-available six titles revealing not only that they can be downloaded and installed through the macOS App Store, but also the quality of games the service will offer.

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Review: Rotor Riot Controller brings L3 and R3 buttons to iOS games

08/19/2019, 03:08 pm

Are you looking to take mobile gaming to the next level? We're taking a look at the Rotor Riot Wired Controller which is one of the first MFi certified wired gaming controllers for the iPhone that supports the L3 and R3 buttons.

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Apple Arcade may cost $4.99 per month to access iOS games

08/19/2019, 01:08 pm

Apple Arcade, the iPhone maker's in-testing game subscription service, could cost consumers $4.99 per month when it launches, with the added possibility of Apple offering a free trial and enabling Family Sharing for the program.

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Apple launches early access program for Apple Arcade

08/17/2019, 10:08 am

Apple has started an internal employee-only testing round of Apple Arcade, giving them a chance to check out and stress-test the highly anticipated game streaming service.

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Hands on with all the changes in tvOS 13

06/13/2019, 01:06 pm

With the steadily approaching launch of Apple TV+, the Apple TV set-top box itself is more important than ever. To help bolster its place in the living room, Apple brought a slew of changes with tvOS 13. Here is a first look at what you can expect.

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Apple intros tvOS 13, with multi-user support and expanded controller support

06/03/2019, 01:06 pm

Apple on Monday previewed tvOS 13, launching for Apple TVs this fall, which will set the stage for two new subscription services, Apple Arcade and Apple TV+.

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How Apple's Macs lost an early lead in video gaming

05/09/2019, 06:05 am

Apple's investment of hundreds of millions of dollars into Apple Arcade is not only one of the biggest bets it has ever made to draw attention to iOS, but is certainly also its largest effort yet to promote video gaming in particular. Take a look back at the history of gaming on the Mac to see why it is necessary.

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Editorial: Can Apple Arcade level up gaming on Macs and Apple TV?

05/08/2019, 06:05 am

Video games have long been literally the center of attention in the App Store, so Apple's prospects for finding Arcade subscribers among its installed base of over 1 billion iOS devices is pretty straightforward. But can Apple Arcade spread the wealth of iOS' developer attention to its other platforms, meaningfully driving new interest in gaming on Macs and Apple TV? Here's a look at the future of macOS and tvOS games.

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EA seeks to bring massive hit 'Apex Legends' to mobile

05/08/2019, 01:05 am

The massively popular battle royale title "Apex Legends" could soon land on iPhone, according to the game's publisher Electronic Arts.

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Editorial: The new Services - Can Apple Arcade fuel iPhone growth in a slowing smartphone market?

05/06/2019, 06:05 am

Apple Arcade and related Services are intended to fuel sales of new hardware by attracting new customers and prompting upgrades. But is it realistic to expect that Apple can drive sales growth for iPhone as overall smartphone growth stalls or even contracts globally? Pundits like to say that iPhone "is over" and that Apple has to run out and discover a new hit product. But they're wrong, here's why.

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Editorial: The new Services - How will Apple Arcade's exclusivity, privacy affect Android & Google Play?

05/04/2019, 10:05 am

Apple has built a very strong position in mobile gaming in its iOS App Store. With Apple Arcade, it is working to create a new pipeline of fun, original, attractive, exclusive games, without ads and where privacy is protected. How will this impact Android and Google Play?

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Editorial: The new Services - Apple Arcade plays to win, but what game?

05/03/2019, 11:05 am

All of Apple's recently unveiled Services and most of its existing Services business are essentially software --- useful applications of hardware that help drive hardware purchases in addition to generating revenue on their own. Take a look at what these strategic new Services actually mean for Apple and its installed user base, starting with Apple Arcade.

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Apple investing more than $500M on Apple Arcade launch, report says

04/14/2019, 03:04 am

Apple is reportedly investing heavily to get its upcoming Apple Arcade game subscription service off the ground, with the tech giant sinking upwards of $500 million into the more than 100 titles expected at launch.

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Apple services & Apple Card 'too late to the game,' HSBC downgrades stock

04/10/2019, 07:04 am

Apple's launches of its streaming video service Apple TV+ and other additions to the company's Services business won't offer as much of a gain as investors think, according to HSBC, with the iPhone maker arriving "too late" to make a major impact in any of the industries it is entering with its new offerings.

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Apple's services event receives rocky reception from industry and critics

03/30/2019, 08:03 am

Much of the criticism of Apple's event was focused on how it actually told us very little. Yet even with a "charm-and-dazzle" show, there was enough to get critics and analysts examining the good and the bad of what Apple is planning.

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Qualcomm & iPhone bans, the Apple Card, Apple TV on Roku and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

03/29/2019, 07:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor are back to talk about Apple's Arcade, interactive TV and the Apple TV, and to speak on the Qualcomm and iPhone import ban situation.

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Wide spread of Apple's new services & attractiveness to iPhone install base appeal to Morgan Stanley, Bernstein

03/26/2019, 12:03 pm

In contrast with some others, analysts at Bernstein and Morgan Stanley have declared that Apple is in a prime position to leverage its install base, and attract massive amounts of paid subscriptions with Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+.

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Apple Card partner Goldman Sachs says Apple's new video, game & news services will have 'small' impact

03/26/2019, 11:03 am

Analysts from Goldman Sachs and Oppenheimer are expressing skepticism about the services Apple announced on Monday, even though the former is a partner on the Apple Card.

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Apple Services privacy praised, but lack of detail on new offerings confounding analysts

03/26/2019, 10:03 am

More analysts have passed judgment on the new services Apple launched during Monday's "It's show time" event, with Macquarie and UBS both highlighting the relative lack of surprises from what was speculated in the time before the event took place.

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Apple's services bonanza 'sizzle, but little steak' at launch, needs more details says analysts

03/26/2019, 08:03 am

Analysts have started to issue their verdict on Monday's Apple event, with JP Morgan and Cowen believing the new offerings are generally a positive thing for the iPhone maker's Services business, but at the same time suggesting Apple could have gone a lot further in detailing what to expect with Apple TV+.

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