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New iPhone 5: Phone vs Gaming Device

Recently we have had speculation that the iPhone 5 will not be released until after the summer of this year. But not everyone thinks this will happen, Cody Sharp from iPhone Game Gamer Blog, believes the iPhone 5 will appear around June or July.

Since the iPhone first appeared in 2007 the device has developed over the years, and is now becoming a more capable gaming device. One new feature that is almost certain to come to the iPhone 5 is a faster processor. This will enable the handset to handle even better games, which will provide Apple great revenue returns for the future.

They now receive a 30% cut for every application sold on the App Store, so when you look at the recent Final Fantasy 3 that was selling for $15.99, that equates to $5 for Apple for every copy sold. Of course it is cheap games like Angry Birds and Doodle Jump that has helped build the App Store up to the success it is today.

But Apple will be looking to the Nintendo DS and the games which are available on that platform, as the way forward for gaming. More memory on the next iPhone will allow for an even better iOS experience, and it could even allow for Android type widgets which will run in real time on the background of the handset.

Also if Apple increases the hard drive capacities on the iPhone 5 it will be able to handle more complex games. One top game can easily be several GB in size, but if the hard drive is bigger it will not be a problem playing such games. Finally if the next device has a bigger screen, that will further enhance the game playing experience on the handset.

Do you think the next iPhone will be better for mobile gaming?

Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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I wish 3GS can replace my PSP, but I only play sports games and there is no way I can experience the same level of control with touchpad/buttons. But, I don't want to see physical buttons on my iPhone. I guess I will just have to keep my PSP.

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