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News Roundup – December 8, 2016

All the essential iPhone, iPad, Apple and apps news from the last week

Super Mario Run In a surprise move, the hotly-anticipated Nintendo title can be played right now – find out how: Read the story!

Best of 2016 Apple has unveiled its top apps and games of the year – have you missed any of them? Read the story!

Apple ad A new commercial has been posted to YouTube based on Romeo and Juliet. You can see what happens in it here: Read the story!

Netflix Following a major update to its iOS app, the on-demand video-streaming app has shot to the top of the highest grossing app charts. Read the story!

Apple Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook counters earlier reports by saying the Watch has set a new sales record. Read the story!


Bluetooth 5 With 4x Longer Range and 2x Faster Speed is Officially Approved – via MacRumors

Apple’s Single Sign-On Feature Adds 21 Pay TV Apps, 10 Providers – via AppAdvice

Samsung counters Jet Black iPhone 7 with glossy “Black Pearl” Galaxy S7 Edge colorway – via iDownloadBlog

Price drops

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $6.99 > $0.99 – via App Store

Monument Valley – $3.99 > $1.99 – via App Store

Monument Valley – $3.99 > $1.99 – via App Store

Severed – $6.99 > $3.99 – via App Store

Tiny Guardians – $3.99 > $0.99 – via App Store