Apple Loop: Glass iPhone 8 Details Leak, iPhone 7 Changes Everything, Pokemon Go’s Biggest Problems

This week’s Apple Loop includes the new colors and storage options for the iPhone 7, why everything is new in Apple’s 2016 smartphone, the complications of curved glass on the iPhone 8, the future of the iPhone SE, thoughts on the headphone jack removal, a MacGyvered set of lightning earpods, the release of Pokemon Go, and registering as an organ donor on your smartphone.

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Here’s what Pokemon Go will look like as a location-based mobile game

Pokemon Go Plus

Just after announcing that it will partner with Google’s Niantic Labs location-based gaming division, Nintendo showed off what its location-based Pokémon game will look like.

Nintendo released this video to show off what Pokémon Go will look like.

The title is expected to debut in the Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play in 2016.

Nintendo said the game will have Trainers exploring real-world locations to catch, trade, and battle with each other in their search for Pokémon. Players may use a separate Bluetooth device for their smartphone called Pokémon Go Plus, developed and manufactured by Nintendo, alerting them to nearby events (such as Pokémon in the vicinity) with flashes and vibrations, and the ability to catch them with the press of a button.

Additionally, The Pokémon Company and Nintendo have partnered on a joint capital investment in the newly independent Niantic (formerly Niantic Labs, an internal group at Google), which is leading the development of Pokémon Go. Junichi Masuda, game director of the Pokémon video game series at Game Freak, is also contributing to the project.

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