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  • iPhone 4G Prototype Reveals Apple's New Gaming Priorities?



    Somewhere along the line, the news story about the discovery of the new iPhone model became more about "how this happened" and "how authorities will handle the situation" rather than what the device itself suggests about where Apple is taking their juggernaut smartphone later this year and into the future.

    Like putting the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle together, the iPhone 4G prototype tells us something very important about Apple's highest and most immediate priorities in the smartphone marketplace. If the captured prototype proves comparable to the device that is eventually rolled out, it's safe to say that one of Apple's newest, highest, and most unexpected priorities is to finally market the iPhone as the ultimate mobile gaming device - something, for example, that can rival the likes of Nintendo's forthcoming 3DS mobile gaming platform.

    Beautifully articulated by my MMI colleague Paul in his post this weekend, Apple is actively planning for a "whole new kind of social networking," one that enables users to share video of themselves. But while most of the attention surrounding the front facing camera centers on social networking, Apple's real priority with the front facing camera could ultimately be to embellish the video gaming experience.

    The 4th generation iPhone is not simply another upgraded smartphone from Apple. Instead, this is a "new" phone in every sense of the imagination - a phone that will be a gaming "game changer" unlike anything three previous generations of the iPhone have provided. Apple, after all, could face some of its most substantial competition in the coming years from mobile video game devices, not rival smartphones. As a result, the marketing strategy behind the new iPhone will likely no longer reflect Apple's once high and mighty better-than-just-a-gaming-device attitude. Apple is now clearly in the game to squash both smartphone and mobile gaming competitors. And if the new iPhone prototype holds true, Apple just might succeed in doing so.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 4G Prototype Reveals Apple's New Gaming Priorities? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 49 Comments
    1. Krazyfool88's Avatar
      Krazyfool88 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      The N64 was the worst ever nintendo device
      I'm assuming you don't remember Virtual Boy.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Krazyfool88 View Post
      I'm assuming you don't remember Virtual Boy.
      now that was a headache, virtual boy was failure
    1. flounder21's Avatar
      flounder21 -
      Goldeneye put the multiplayer 1st person shooter on the map and is still actually better than some of the garbage that is made today.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by Krazyfool88 View Post
      I'm assuming you don't remember Virtual Boy.
      No, I didn't even know about it, I don't think it ever made it to the uk(I could be wrong)
    1. Krazyfool88's Avatar
      Krazyfool88 -
      Quote Originally Posted by flounder21 View Post
      Goldeneye put the multiplayer 1st person shooter on the map...
      For consoles. It was way behind if you count PC 1st person shooters.
    1. elite_jounin's Avatar
      elite_jounin -
      Quote Originally Posted by ownerofspam View Post
      I won't call it a game changer until I'm able to play Goldeneye 007 over a wi-fi network.

      ^ You hit the nail right on the head my friend!
    1. RelentlessDan's Avatar
      RelentlessDan -
      hows this news ?

      your spreading ****.

      if this is the 4g, i will personally buy one just to replace my toilet roll.

      Its about as good as a chocolate kettle
    1. DarkOmen53's Avatar
      DarkOmen53 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RelentlessDan View Post
      hows this news ?

      your spreading ****.

      if this is the 4g, i will personally buy one just to replace my toilet roll.

      Its about as good as a chocolate kettle
      Lmao! That would make a really expensive toilet paper..... If you do, though, can you buy me a new toilet?
    1. Josheesh's Avatar
      Josheesh -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Need buttons for a game, using touch isn't good or fun all the time. Plus why has no one in the come up with an app that portrays your PS3 XMB on your iPhone, so you can control your PS3 through the iPhone's Bluetooth or is the BT still crippled?
      +1
      I brought this up on the iBluetoothproject forum a long time ago but I guess nothing ever came of it. You could use your iPhone as a Blu-Ray remote, keyboard, internet controls, it's endless. Remote play would be spectacular, but I can't see it happening.