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  • Game Center Not Compatible With iPhone 3G


    When Apple releases iOS 4.1 later this week, Game Center finally will be made available to the public. Apple previewed Game Center last April, and now is set to release it to most iOS devices. Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to enjoy this new app.

    If you have a first-generation iPhone, iPhone 3G or first-generation iPod Touch, you are sadly out of luck. Fortunately, Apple has posted a compatibility chart outlining which devices will work with Game Center:



    Apple originally planned on supporting all iOS 4 compatible devices during its initial beta testing, but they removed iPhone 3G and second-generation iPod Touch support soon after. Now it seems that Apple has decided second-generation iPod Touch will in fact support Game Center in its forthcoming release of iOS 4.1.

    Game Center is a social networking app designed to make it easier for gamers to connect on their iOS devices. Gamers will be able to find other players, invite them to multiplayer games, and then post high scores on leaderboards. Some iOS games will have to be updated to take advantage of these new features.



    Epic Games, best known for their Unreal franchise, recently release Citadel for iOS 4. It was released as a demo to showcase the technical capabilities of their Unreal Engine on iOS devices. Now that Game Center is about to be released I hope Epic Games finishes this title soon. I canít wait to challenge my brother-in-law in Phoenix, AZ to a deathmatch, iPhone to iPhone. It will be great posting my wins on the leaderboard for all to see. May the best man win!

    Apple is expected to release iOS 4.1 with Game Center as early as tomorrow.

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Game Center Not Compatible With iPhone 3G started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 53 Comments
    1. steven0123's Avatar
      steven0123 -
      that sucks..
    1. o3okevin's Avatar
      o3okevin -
      For people that are wondering, the second gen iPod Touch is still included because its processor isn't underclocked as much as the iPhone 3G, 532MHz versus 412MHz.
    1. UnoriginalUsername's Avatar
      UnoriginalUsername -
      Ugh the 3G is always the red headed stepchild of Apple devices.
    1. D4VID4F's Avatar
      D4VID4F -
      Im tired of apple trying to push the iphone 4 on us im perfectly happy with my old iphone and dont see the need to have to buy the new one!! always saying that its not compatible BULL they just want us to buy the newest device!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Isn't it kind of obvious since the 2g and the iPT1 aren't getting 4.1

      Also, has the 3G gotten gamecentre in the betas?


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. Cokeman's Avatar
      Cokeman -
      Why would this be surprising? The 3G is two years old. They want you to upgrade to the latest. Anyone that has a 3G should be eligible for sure. Next year it will be the 3GS. Can't say I really blame Apple. Every time I have to do any thing to my daughter's 3G it drives me crazy, it's so slow.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by D4VID4F View Post
      Im tired of apple trying to push the iphone 4 on us im perfectly happy with my old iphone and dont see the need to have to buy the new one!! always saying that its not compatible BULL they just want us to buy the newest device!
      so buy it
    1. spazturtle's Avatar
      spazturtle -
      The reason that they are keeping support for the ipt2g is because not as many people upgrade there iPod touches to the latest model.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cokeman View Post
      Why would this be surprising? The 3G is two years old. They want you to upgrade to the latest. Anyone that has a 3G should be eligible for sure. Next year it will be the 3GS. Can't say I really blame Apple. Every time I have to do any thing to my daughter's 3G it drives me crazy, it's so slow.
      Not true, in most countries we use 3 year contracts. So many people with the 3G aren't eligible for an upgrade
    1. Funked's Avatar
      Funked -
      Lame, yet another reason why I can't wait to get my iPhone 4 though.
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      can't wait till I get my iphone 4... apple and their crap.
    1. dustin942000's Avatar
      dustin942000 -
      this is so ***. i got my iphone 3g last christmas and dont have an upgrade til august. they lie about everything!! first the iphone 3g cant have multitasking (jb proves that wrong) and now we can't have this. apple sucks..
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      Wow that sucks but hopefully there will be a way to enable it through jailreaking.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Quote Originally Posted by D4VID4F View Post
      Im tired of apple trying to push the iphone 4 on us im perfectly happy with my old iphone and dont see the need to have to buy the new one!! always saying that its not compatible BULL they just want us to buy the newest device!
      Yeah, that's kind of messed up. Looking at the specs, the iPod Touch 2g has the same internals as the iPhone 3g. So we know it can 'handle' it.

      Quote Originally Posted by Cokeman View Post
      Why would this be surprising? The 3G is two years old. They want you to upgrade to the latest. Anyone that has a 3G should be eligible for sure. Next year it will be the 3GS. Can't say I really blame Apple. Every time I have to do any thing to my daughter's 3G it drives me crazy, it's so slow.
      After theming on the 3GS and seeing how fast the resprings were, I noticed how incredibly slow my iPod Touch was. Opening programs was a breeze on the 3GS, and even Cydia loaded way, way faster. The A4 chip and 512mb RAM on the iPhone 4 must fly!
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Lol @ everyone who sticks to the sluggish iPhone 3G. You should have sold it when it was still worth something.
    1. HomieG35's Avatar
      HomieG35 -
      ^ ignant.
    1. Amadomon's Avatar
      Amadomon -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      so buy it
      Maybe he doesn't want to be locked into a contract for another two years. Also, in the real world (and not fanboi-land) the 3G is still a kicka$$ phone.
    1. eclipticrider's Avatar
      eclipticrider -
      And this is why I freaking stopped using the iPhone... too many limitations... Honestly this is some ole' bs. You get me to pay $500 for your product and ohh... all a sudden you don't support it anymore...??? Please buy our newer products......damn ya'll make a killing on the suckers (no offense to anyone here) that just have to have the new toy... your game got old apple and I am done with ya...

      Sorry people, I just had to vent with this one... I hope ya understand.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eclipticrider View Post
      You get me to pay $500 for your product and ohh... all a sudden you don't support it anymore...??? Please buy our newer products......

      Not arguing but just pointing out that many tech companies do this type of stuff.
    1. sergo0329's Avatar
      sergo0329 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eclipticrider View Post
      And this is why I freaking stopped using the iPhone... too many limitations... Honestly this is some ole' bs. You get me to pay $500 for your product and ohh... all a sudden you don't support it anymore...??? Please buy our newer products......damn ya'll make a killing on the suckers (no offense to anyone here) that just have to have the new toy... your game got old apple and I am done with ya...

      Sorry people, I just had to vent with this one... I hope ya understand.
      Hi, yeah I know its very sad about what you said, but hey technology world grows and upgrades every year! Can you try to play some modern video games on a 4-5 year old Pentium 4? Can you watch Blue Ray disks on a regular dvd player? Can you play PlayStation 3 games on a 2nd one? there's more and more.... Everything changes and you have a choice to stick to the old or new stuff - YOU CHOOSE!!!