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Home GamesGames Features Rishi Alwani, 20 September 2017 Highlights FIFA 18 can be preloaded on the Xbox One right now
It is also coming to the Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, and PS3
FIFA 18's PC specifications are on the lower side FIFA 18 promises to refine the many subtle additions we saw in last year’s FIFA 17. With developer EA Canada having more time to wrestle with the move to Frostbite – the same engine that powers Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Need for Speed Payback – we could see a better looking rendition of the beautiful game. Here’s what you need to know about FIFA 18 before it hits the shelves.
FIFA 18 release dateThe official FIFA 18 release date is September 29. However that date only really holds true for the Nintendo Switch, PS3, and Xbox 360 versions of the game. If you’re on PC, PS4, or the Xbox One, you can play much earlier by avoiding the standard edition of the game.
How to play FIFA 18 early
The FIFA 18 Ronaldo Edition and Icon Edition for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC have a three-day early access. What this means is, if you purchase either version of FIFA 18, you can play it from September 26. Seems too late? Well, if you have an Xbox One and EA Access – EA’s game subscription for the Xbox One – you can play it as early as September 21 for 10 hours. Meanwhile, PC gamers with Origin Access (EA’s PC version of EA Access) can also play it at the same time.
PES 2018 Review
FIFA 18 editions
Aside from the FIFA 18 standard edition that has the game and nothing else, there’s the Ronaldo Edition of FIFA 18 on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
FIFA 18 Ronaldo edition contents:
• Three day early access
• Cristiano Ronaldo five-match FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) Loan
• 20 jumbo premium gold packs (one per week over 20 weeks)
• 8 special edition FUT kits
The FIFA 18 Icon Edition for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC comes with:
• Three day early access
• Cristiano Ronaldo five-match FUT Loan
• Ronaldo Nazario Icon five-match FUT Loan
• 40 jumbo premium gold packs (two per week over 20 weeks)
• 20 Team of the Week (TOTW) Loan Player Packs (One three-match TOTW Loan Player per week over 20 weeks)
• 8 special edition FUT kits
FIFA 18 priceThe FIFA 18 standard edition on the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch costs Rs. 3,999 ($60 in the US) while the PC version is Rs. 3,499 ($60 in the US). Much like past entries in the series, there is no PC version of FIFA 18 on disc available in most markets, including India. This makes Origin – EA’s digital download service your only option.
As for the FIFA 18 Ronaldo Edition? That will set you back by Rs. 4,799 on PC and Rs. 5,998 on the PS4 and Xbox One ($80 in the US).
Meanwhile the FIFA 18 Icon Edition price is Rs. 5,499 on PC and PS4, and Rs. 5500 on Xbox One ($100 in the US). Keep in mind that it’s available digital only and not as a physical release on any platform.
FIFA 18, Need for Speed Payback, Star Wars Battlefront 2, and Other EA Games Not Exclusive to Amazon India
FIFA 18 download sizeFIFA 18 on the Xbox One is around 43.56GB, roughly 41GB on the PS4, and close to 40GB on the PC. So if you’re planning to go digital, you’ll need a fast enough Internet connection. More so if you’re planning to play FIFA 18 the moment it is available.
FIFA 18 preload time
Xbox One gamers can preload FIFA 18 right now. PS4 owners can do so from September 24, while FIFA 18 PC preload begins on September 22. This of course, does not apply to those with EA Access or Origin Access – users of either service can download and play the game from September 21.
FIFA 18 PC specifications
There are two sets of FIFA 18 PC specifications – one for playing the game in DirectX 12 and another for DirectX 11. Though EA hasn’t specified what DRM the game uses, safe to say it would use Denuvo, which is the industry standard at this point. Interestingly, the minimum and recommended spec for FIFA 18 on DirectX 12 is identical.
FIFA 18 DirectX 12 minimum PC specs
OS: Windows 10 – 64-bit CPU: Intel i3 6300T or equivalent benchmark – Intel i3 4340 and Intel i3 4350 as alternatives. AMD equivalent is AMD Athlon X4 870K – AMD FX-4350, and FX-4330 as alternatives. RAM: 8GB Hard drive space required: 50GB Minimum supported video cards: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB or equivalent. AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 460/R9 270/R7 370FIFA 18 DirectX 12 recommended PC specs
OS: Windows 10 – 64-bit CPU: Intel i3 6300T or equivalent benchmark – Intel i3 4340 and Intel i3 4350 as alternatives. AMD equivalent is AMD Athlon X4 870K – AMD FX-4350, and FX-4330 as alternatives. RAM: 8GB Hard drive space required: 50GB Minimum supported video cards: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB or equivalent. AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 460/R9 270/R7 370FIFA 18 DirectX 11 minimum PC specs
OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 – 64-Bit CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 @ 3.1GHz or AMD Phenom 2 X4 965 @ 3.4 GHz RAM: 8GB Hard drive space required: 50GB Minimum supported video cards: Nvidia GTX 460 or AMD Radeon R7 260FIFA 18 DirectX 11 recommended PC specs
OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 – 64-Bit CPU: Intel i5-3550K @ 3.40GHz or AMD FX 8150 @ 3.6GHz RAM: 8GB Hard drive space required: 50GB Minimum supported video cards: NVIDIA GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270Are you playing FIFA 18 this year? Or have you decided on PES 2018 instead? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned for our FIFA 18 review.
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Rishi Alwani Email Rishi Rishi writes about video games and tech. Legend has it he bleeds pixels.
More What iOS 11 Says About the Future of iPhone and iPad iOS 11 Removes Wish List From the App Store

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Home MobilesMobiles Features Gadgets 360 Staff, 19 September 2017 iOS 11 is available to download now
Highlights iOS 11 download for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch is out now
Lots of iOS devices are supported with this free update
You can download it on your device or a computer via iTunes iOS 11 is now available for eligible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models, with the update hitting Apple devices released as far back as 2013. New iOS 11 features include Siri's new translation feature, the animated emojis for iPhone X, a redesigned Control Centre, peer-to-peer Apple Pay, portrait lightning on iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (in beta), front-facing portrait mode, improvements in screenshot capturing, and more.
Before you update, of course, be sure to back up all of your data because you don’t want to lose your precious photos, messages, or documents. Here’s how you can download iOS 11 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
iOS 11 Is Out, Here's How to Check if All Your Apps Will Work Before Installing the Update
Will I get the iOS 11 update?
Do you have any of the following iOS devices? If the answer is yes, then you can download iOS 11.
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone SE
iPhone 5s
12.9-inch iPad Pro (2017)
12.9-inch iPad Pro (2016)
10.5-inch iPad Pro
9.7-inch iPad Pro
iPad Air 2
iPad Air
iPad (2017)
iPad mini 4
iPad mini 3
iPad mini 2
iPod touch 6th generation
What iOS 11 Says About the Future of iPhone and iPad
iOS 11 download sizeThe size of the iOS 11 update will vary from one device to the other.
How to download and install iOS 11The easiest way to download and install iOS 11 is via the Settings app on your iOS device. As long as you have a Wi-Fi connection, you can follow these steps. Make sure you back up your device before you proceed.
11 Best Features of iOS 11
Follow these steps to download and install iOS 11:
Head over to Settings > General > Software Update. Your device will check for updates and then show you the available iOS 11 upgrade. Hit Download and Install. Now it will begin downloading iOS 11. This can take a while especially if you have a slow Internet connection. Once the download is done, tap Install. Tap Agree when you see Apple’s Terms and Conditions. Your iOS device will restart and iOS 11 will be installed.While this is the recommended method to install iOS 11, it might not work for some, such as those who don’t have a Wi-Fi connection or those who don’t have enough free space on their device. If that is the case, there’s another method for you.
20 Hidden iOS 11 Features You Need to Know About
How to download and install iOS 11 via iTunes
As long as you have a PC or a Mac that is connected to the Internet, you can easily update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 11. Back up your device before you proceed and follow these steps:
Download iTunes and install it, if it’s not there on your computer. Launch iTunes. Use the charging cable to connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your PC or Mac. Now check the top bar in iTunes. You’ll see a small icon that represents your iOS device. Click that icon. Click the Summary tab. Click Check for update. Click Download and update.From here on, the on-screen instructions are simple enough to guide you through installing iOS 11 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. For more tutorials, visit our How To section.
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Apple may be ruining their own super cycle with the expensive iPhone X
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The reviews for one of Apple's new iPhones, the iPhone 8, are in — and they're pretty lukewarm.

But like a baseball team, Apple might still be able to win by “manufacturing runs,” Gene Munster said.

“Our estimates are that the number of active iPhones that are three years old or older is now entering about 300 million units,” Munster told CNBC's “Fast Money” on Tuesday. “And most of the Street thinks that this next cycle is going to be about 250 million units. And so, at the point of three years, it's less about the features and some of the reviews, and more about, 'I need my phone to survive and it's just not holding up.' It's not very glamorous — in a baseball term I'd say it's 'manufacturing runs' — but enough to yield the demand to get thi..

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New York Times
The iPhone 8 Reviews: What the Critics Say
New York Times
Reviews of the newest iPhones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, landed across the internet on Tuesday, with most major reviewers agreeing that they represent a modest improvement over the previous generation but remain overshadowed by the looming …
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Apple Inc. recently kicked off pre-orders for its iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with shipping to start on Friday, but reviews for the smartphone are tepid given that the slight upgrade is getting eclipsed by features touted on the more advanced, and more expensive, iPhone X.
Last week, Apple announced its iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, along with the iPhone X, or 10, model, but while consumers can get the former in their hands at the end of the week, they’ll have to wait until Nov. 3 to get the iPhone X. The recurring theme that appears in many prominent iPhone 8 reviews is that it is a solid phone, probably good if you have an iPhone older than a 7, but otherwise, it’s a minor upgrade over the 7.
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WIRED
What's Zack Snyder Been Doing Since He Left Justice League? Making an iPhone Film
WIRED
Six months ago, in the face of tragedy, Zack Snyder stepped away from the upcoming Justice League movie. While the director and his wife dealt with the death of their 20-year-old daughter, Autumn, Joss Whedon stepped in to finish the film—and changed …
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Change the WorldWhy Wireless Carriers Are Seeing Disappointing Preorders for Apple’s iPhone 8Aaron PressmanSep 19, 2017Apple may have flubbed its forecast for iPhone demand, at least in the U.S. market, according to people who work in the wireless market. Demand for preorders of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus that started on Friday have been disappointing, the people said, as more customers may be holding out for Apple's premium iPhone X model.
“We've never been in this situation before, where Apple has announced two devices coming out within six weeks of each other,” an official at one carrier said.
Apple did not return a request for comment. The major carriers—AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile—weren't saying much about iPhone 8 preorders, either. “It's clear customers are super excited about Apple's new products and so are we,” a spokeswoman for T-Mobile said. “We're looking forward to yet another successful launch with Apple.” AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint decli..

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TIME
You Asked: Are iPhones Waterproof?
TIME
You've dropped your expensive iPhone in a swimming pool, a lake, or (yecch) the toilet. Will it survive? Most likely, though the answer depends on how long it took a dunking, and the depth of that dunking. Most mobile phones are rated “water-resistant …

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Is the iPhone 8 worth the upgrade? Here's what the reviews say
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Reviews of the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus hit Tuesday morning and there seems to be one common theme: hold off for the iPhone X.

The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler said this is “not the upgrade you're looking for,” and noted that, while there are fun upgrades for portrait photos and augmented reality, the differences aren't enough to justify an upgrade from the iPhone 7. “Apple's confusing iPhone family now includes three pairs of practically identical phones: the regular and Plus versions of the iPhone 8, 7 and 6s. Don't buy the spendiest one,” Fowler concludes.

The Verge's Nilay Patel said the iPhone 8 shows that Apple's design has “stood still for four years,” and that the “true competitor” to new Android devices from Samsung and LG will be the iPhone X. ..

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I was at a party the other night with several people who knew I’d just been to Apple’s annual iPhone launch event. After asking me tons of questions about the new Apple Park campus, they of course asked about the new iPhone — by which all of them meant the all-new iPhone X. More than one person didn’t even know the iPhone 8 existed.

Their focus — and really, Apple’s focus — is on the iPhone X, the phone with the complete redesign, the edge-to-edge display, the facial-recognition system, and the entirely new interface patterns developed around the removal of the home button.

The iPhone 8 doesn’t have any of that. While the 8 and 8 Plus share a processor, wireless charging capability, and similar camera setups to the X, they lack any truly new ideas about what an iPhone is — they’re both very much just the next step along a path Apple’s been on for quite some time now.

But Apple will ship millions of iPhone 8s — to people on upgrade plans, people who don’t want to pay $999 for an iPho..

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