Minecraft - Pocket Edition 0.9.0 (iPhone screenshot 003)

With nearly sixty million copies sold across all platforms, Mojang’s Minecraft is quite a phenomenon. And now, the highly-anticipated update to the game has landed on the App Store.

Now available for $6.99 in the App Store, Minecraft – Pocket Edition version 0.9.0 for the iPhone and iPad vastly enhances the popular blocky sandbox game with the addition of infinite world size, new monsters and caves, a bunch of new blocks to work with, new places to explore and much more…

Perhaps even more importantly, the update includes a UI tweak in the form of a new “interaction” button which solves the annoying issue where you would accidentally dig terrain or punch a sheep.

For the uninitiated, Minecraft is a sandbox game with the intentionally blocky graphics where everything can be manipulated to your liking.

Just like LEGO bricks, you have complete control over almost every object and aspect of the game so small wonder that the immensely popular game is available across all popular desktop, mobile and console platforms.

Minecraft - Pocket Edition 0.9.0 (iPhone screenshot 002)

Filed as the biggest Minecraft update ever, the new version also brings a number of other enhancements and nice-to-haves making your experience more pleasing.

If you haven’t played Minecraft yet, I wholeheartedly recommend giving it a try, but beware – the game is highly addictive. If you’re not into slow-paced games, don’t worry as Minecraft features a Survival mode (in addition to Creative mode) where the goal is to survive by building shelter, eating food, killing enemies and more.

Release notes mention the following changes and improvements:

  • Infinite worlds!
  • Caves!
  • Loads of new blocks and items including Monster Eggs and huge mushroom blocks.
  • Wolves! Tame a loyal companion.
  • Loads of new flowers! So pretty.
  • New mobs, including the spooky endermen and less spooky Mooshrooms.
  • New biomes from the PC version, including mesas, jungles, swamps and extreme hills.
  • Abandoned mineshafts, villages, and many other cool places to explore.
  • A brand-new “interaction” button. Never accidentally punch a sheep again!
  • New feature generation, including lakes, vines and monster rooms.
  • Many bugs fixed, and possibly a few added.

Minecraft was originally created by Swedish programmer Markus “Notch” Persson and later developed and published by Mojang.

Minecraft - Pocket Edition 0.9.0 (iPhone screenshot 001)

Minecraft also supports multiplayer over a local Wi-Fi network. The full list of new blocks, features, mobs, biomes, tweaks to caves, new AI, bug fixes and more can be found over at the Mojang website.

Download Minecraft – Pocket Edition 0.9.0 for $6.99 in the App Store.

The 9.5MB download works on any iPhone, iPod touch or iPad device with iOS 5.0 or later installed.

  • abdullah575

    yes!!

  • jack

    childish crap. grow up.

    • Umut Bilgiç

      Wat.

    • James Rodriguez

      That basically proves that your a kid Getting frustrated.

  • Arturo Vasquez

    Worst Update EVER!!!

    It constantly crashes, Infinite worlds aren’t even infinite, says I’m running out of memory when I have 1.6 GB Available. Worst Update ever! My infinite world is 8MB and that’s running out of memory?

    • Jiří Málek

      Even though the world file size is 8 MB it doesn’t mean that the world loaded with all entities, calculating the physics, etc is not huge. If it says that you are running out of memory, that means that you are running out of RAM memory.

      • Yet if he has storage space this extra storage can be used for extra memory…

      • JoJo

        No it can’t.. lol

      • Well if it can’t it should…

      • DogeCoin

        That is called swap. I believe ios has swap disabled and it wouldn’t help anyway

      • This is exactly what I was thinking of I probably should have just said so in the first place. Also swap does help and afaik iOS does use swap for example when apps are put into a deep freeze it stores them on the SSD. Also swap definitely helps I run a media server which isn’t very powerful and from time-to-time the swap space is used…

      • DogeCoin

        If your running minecraft swap isn’t going to help unless your flash memory is extreamly
        Fast or the swap has chunks
        Preloaded and it’s helping load chunks as you move.

      • If your running minecraft swap isn’t going to help unless your flash memory is extreamlyFast or the swap has chunks
        Preloaded and it’s helping load chunks as you move.

        I’m pretty sure the iPhones flash storage is more than fast enough to provide at least some performance boost but if I’m wrong at least I’ve learnt something new today

    • Nessie Pickett

      OMG I AM SOOOOO MAD. THIS UPDATE SUCKS. I CANT JOIN ANY SERVERS NOT EVEN MY OWN

      • Umut Bilgiç

        This update doesnt suck, it rather has bugs

    • abdullah575

      you need to press advance tab to enable infinte worlds and …

      • M.ather

        How To Do That

      • abdullah575

        top right corner after you press play then new !!

    • Rey olivas

      True dude its like the game is running out of space and i can even try infinite world

  • Okhoo

    Finally

  • Jill

    I don’t play the game, but my daughter does and has had problems with the update. She plays on a mini iPad. It keeps saying that she is running out of memory. Any thoughts? She has 1.2 GB available on the device.

    • Blue_Kobra

      It means RAM Memory. Just saying the game is struggling to run on the device. My suggestion is to tone down the graphics settings in the pause menu 🙂

  • blu

    Was going to say glad it still supports iOS 5 so my son can still play on his 3rd gen iPod touch, but it keeps crashing.
    Crashes on my daughters 3GS and wifes iPad mini (son wanted to play on it since his iPod kept crashing).
    It works on his friends iPad mini retna and my iPad 2, but it keeps getting connection errors when they try to connect over wifi, or if they do connect, it keeps disconnecting.

  • Kent S. Abundo

    We gonna get this One 🙂

  • M.ather

    Its not Infinite World on my device???Why???

    • Ashley Riehl

      My world keeps crashing too and has a memory problem. I seem to be fine if I am in “Safe” mode but it crashes more if I go into “danger” mode with the monsters. Also my inter world seems to be a jungle

  • Kevin Mo

    My old world just became infinite how weird hate the memory thing though pretty annoying i was planning to build a freeway that goes forever but looks like i cant

  • Byroni Royes

    i thought it was a good update, like on my cousins ipad it was working great but when i tried on my ipad it kept canelling out and went back on home pageand i made one world and it told it running out of memoery wtff, my cousin have like more 4 worlds and always build big houses and it’s not happening to them. could anyone help me and tell me what going on, please. im counfused. thnx

  • Austin

    There is a setting that you can use to make your world limited instead of infinite

  • TripleXero

    Does this have controller support yet?

  • Gillian&eli

    Omg the update sucks, crashes, running out of memory, ugggggg… Please fix the bugs!!! It’s nice that there is lots of new cool things but it’s so bad the update made the game almost impossible to play with out a crash or some thing telling me that I am running out of storage!!! PLEASE FIX THE BUGS!

  • Quentin Thomas

    it crash when I use Infinite worlds they need fix it more asap gah

  • Grace

    whenever I try to create a world for infinite it won’t let me, That is my only problem that I am trying to figure out so if anybody has an answer please comment what I should do

  • Amy

    Does anyone else’s world get really slow and glitchy when they come towards something that has a lot of blocks (eg a waterpark)

  • Spencer

    Both my son and I got the update, but now neither one of us can join the others world. Has anyone figured out how to remedy this?

  • mal

    does anyone have survival worlds that you made before 9.0 and when you got on them in 9.0 you couldn’t move at all and couldn’t see much! it’s so annoying but please tell me if you have this problem. thanks! && this update is a very good update. there have been many bugs fixed in the last 2. so let’s be grateful for Notch and Jeb, and the minecraft team.

  • Double @

    Try uninstalling then reinstalling it… it works but it also deleted all of my worlds. I saw it coming but i also thought it would save my progress like some other apps I know.

  • Ian

    It sucks. It crshes too often. Infinite world can’t load without crashing, it’s litteral shit.

  • Minecraft should add dragons and Godzilla and king Kong and huge bugs to ride on and we can ride on the dragons now that will be cool.