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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What's new in The Simpsons: Tapped Out for iOS 4.3.1 update


Yesterday Electronics Arts released a minor update to The Simpsons: Tapped Out for iOS to version 4.3.1 which was not made available to Android users. While there was a lot of speculation of what the update had to offer, there was no clear indication from Electronic Arts.

So here's what you should expect from the update

Having tested the game on iOS and Android, it seems that the update doesn't really offer anything new.

  • Just to clarify it is not a new level update
  • It does not bring any new features to iOS users
  • It is not a maintenance update to clear out July 4th files. 
Now the speculation has turned to suggest that the update is a pre-cursor to the REAL update which is expected to arrive sometime this week. Again we don't see iOS users getting an in-game related update which Android users don't receive. Then again, the Android version of the update maybe just around the corner.

So what does the update actually do? Since it was iOS specific, its likely aimed at fixing bugs and glitches. It is also likely aimed at certain crashes and performance issues which I have noticed specifically on the iOS version (likely due to the high resolution retina graphics)

In any case there is nothing new in the game at this time, and we will keep you posted as soon as there is