UPDATE: It’s out!
To be released on November 17th per time zone, Minecraft: Pocket Edition for iOS has already surfaced on the App Store in New Zealand and Australia; those situated in North America still have several hours of waiting to do until the app officially hits the App Store in the U.S. and Canada.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition, $6.99, utilizes an on-screen directional pad and other multi-touch gestures; furthermore, the game will receive frequent updates from its developer, Mojang, a company launched by Minecraft founder Markus Persson. Minecraft: Pocket Edition has been available on Android since late September.
“Imagine it, build it. Create worlds on the go with Minecraft – Pocket Edition – The new Minecraft – Pocket Edition allows you to build on the go. Use blocks to create masterpieces as you travel, hangout with friends, sit at the park, the possibilities are endless. Move beyond the limits of your computer and play Minecraft everywhere you go.”