New Apple Products Made To Be A New Gaming Material
The iPhone 7, which will be released on Friday, features the new A10 Fusion processor — the most powerful ever in a smartphone, based on the firm. The CPU uses two high-performance centers that run twice as quickly as the iPhone 6 with a much more efficient use of battery power. The mobile’s improved graphics operation makes it appropriate for more intensive gaming.
Apple Watch Series 2 features a new S2 dual-core processor, raising the watch’s speed by 50 percent. A fresh GPU empowers images operation that is twice as quickly.
The beefed up specs align with an exploding tendency to develop high profile game names for cellular devices, essentially enabling users to play on their own or in battleground scenarios from any place they choose.
The iPhone and iPad are the most popular gaming devices ever created, said Apple CEO Tim Cook at the firm’s recent launch event in San Francisco. Further, gaming titles are the most popular group in the App Store, with more than 500,000 to select from.
In a surprise appearance at the Apple event, Nintendo Creative Fellow Shigeru Miyamoto, the renowned game designer behind the Donkey Kong and Super Mario franchises, introduced Super Mario Run — the first mobile version of the iconic game, that will make its debut on iPhone 7.
“We need as many people as possible all around the world in order to love playing as Mario,” he told the crowd through a translator.
Niantic CEO John Hanke, also appearing at the San Francisco event, introduced the new Pokemon Go program for Apple Watch, noting the Pokemon Go mobile program was downloaded more than 500 million times since its launch about eight weeks past.
Pokemon Go for Apple Watch will support users to incorporate more exercise into their gameplay, based on Niantic, by supporting workouts with overviews of user action. The new program will be shipping before the end of the year.
Smartphone manufacturers regularly use mobile games as a means to showcase the most recent improvements in hardware and performance capabilities, noted Jack Kent, manager of operators and mobile media at IHS Markit. Nevertheless, the board is still out on how much gaming programs affect new sales.
“A more common hardware characteristic that drives new smartphone investments is the camera — which Apple gave lots of focus to at its start occasion,” Kent told TechNewsWorld.
The Super Mario exclusive and Pokemon Go program are indications the gaming community is assured of the continuing success of the Apple ecosystem, indicated Ted Pollak, the senior gaming analyst at Jon Peddie Research.
Apple is saving on these programs to help it expand the marketplace for the Apple Watch, which so far has presented small consumer appeal as a result of cost and utility concerns.
“I believe the success of Pokemon Go is a historical happening in gaming history that can endure,” Pollak told TechNewsWorld. “Apple is arguably the most successful computer hardware firm on the planet, and they would like to attract the mass market.
Yet, millions of Android users also will need a crack at Pokemon Go, he noted, and the result of that demand will be contingent on the conditions of the Apple exclusivity period.
Game developers probably will have a delay-and-see approach about writing new programs for the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch, said Lewis Ward, research director for gaming at IDC.
“It is constantly a chicken-or-egg problem for third party programmers. The new technology is hot, and you need to benefit from the accessible improvements,” he told TechNewsWorld, “but the installed base starts off so little that you just blow a hole in your foot — or at least your P&L statement — if you developed a game that ran on the latest iPhone or Apple Watch.
After the updated iPhones and Apple Watch begin to translate into tens of millions sold, then you certainly can expect to see programmers start up the cycle for those programs, Lewis said, but that’s unlikely to occur before late next year.