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iPhone 5 – out September 21, pre-orders start Friday

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 17:39 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

iPhone 5 has been announced by Apple SVP Phil Schiller, who called it “an absolute jewel… the most beautiful product we have ever made, bar none.”

Apple event highlights

iPhone 5 will launch September 21. Pre-orders start Friday, September 14.

iPhone 5 will cost $199 for 16GB; $299 for 32GB; and $399 for 64GB under contract.

iPhone 4 is now free on contract and $99 without a contract.

Last quarter, 17 million iPads were sold, and the tablet now boasts 68% of the market share.

Apple has sold 400 million iOS devices through June 2012, and 84 million iPads.

Mac sales increased 15% yoy versus 2% on the PC. Mac holds 27% of the market share.

Over 350 million iPods have been sold, and over 175,000 games are available. 150 million players currently use Game Center.

A new iPod Nano and a 5th generation iPod Touch will be available in October.

5th gen iPod Touch: 32GB for $299; 64GB for $399.

iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch all are getting iOS 6 on September 19.

iPhone 5 – taller, thinner

iPhone 5 is the world’s thinnest smartphone, according to Apple, weighs 112 grams and comes in black or white

It’s 20% lighter than the 4S at 7.6mm thick and contains a 326ppi Retina display at four-inches with 1136 x 640 resolution. So it’s the same width as iPhone 4S, only taller. The screen shows five rows of icons, and four shortcuts on the bottom.

The chip inside is the A6, a CPU running 2X faster and 2x graphics compared to the A5. iOS 6 was also shown running on the new iPhone.

Rob Murray from EA took the stage to show how fast the phone runs and how the graphics look when playing Real Racing 3.

The game contains a features called “time-shifted multiplayer,” which is an asynchronous gameplay feature allowing players to compete in races against each other’s ghost car while interacting. A video is below. Real Racing 3 will release later this year.

A new Dimond Dash game will also launch alongside the new iPhone.

“iPhone 5 is made entirely of glass and aluminum,” said Apple SVP Phil Schiller. “It’s designed and built to an exacting level of standard unlike anything we, or anyone in our industry, have made before.

“I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that the hardware and software engineering that has gone into this product is unlike we’ve ever undertaken before.”

It contains a single chip for voice and data, a single radio chip, a “dynamics” antenna and a display of “HSPA+ is 21Mbps, DC-HSDPA is 42Mbps, and LTE is a max of 100,” according to Engadget.

iPhone 5 contains “Ultrafast Wireless” which will be on DT and EE in Europe and in the US on Sprint, AT&T and Verizion. All will support LTE.

The battery will last 8 hours on 3G or LTE and 10 hours on WiFi while browsing.

Video display in widescreen is better and closer to 16:9 than the 4S.

Updates to the camera were also revealed, with panorama, better face-time talk, and three microphones available. It has better speakers, a 5-magnet transducer, wideband audio, and a new connector called Lightening. It will not support micro-USB compatibility, or wireless charging.

Bose, JBL, B&W, B&O and others are already working on new docks and speakers for the new connector, and “a bunch of accessories” are being created for your old docks.

iPhone 5 was supposed to be announced during Apple’s October event in 2011. At least, that’s what all tech rumors claimed. Instead, a dual-core iPhone 4S was announced with personal assistant Siri, which resulted in many an Internet meme and comparisons to Portal’s GLaDOS.

This time out, with iPhone 5, Siri has learned more regarding movies, theaters, and reviews. She seems to have some added snark built-in as well.

“Can you recommend a good movie in theaters?,” it was asked. “That is a very subjective question. Here’s what others have found to be good movies,” said the Siri demonstration which pointed to Rotten Tomatoes ratings.

A patent dug up in July revealed iPhone being used as universal remote via a set of schematics showing a dual-analog controller interacting with other iOS devices as well as Apple TV.

None of this was mentioned for iPhone 5 today, so it’s possible the tech mentioned in the patent filing is just a patent filing and nothing more – for now.

iPhone 5 will cost you $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB under contract. iPhone 4 is now free on contract and $99 without.

Pre-orders start on Friday September 14, and it will ship out on September 21st in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

iPad is popular

During today’s press event, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage to talk iPad figures and how it relates to the PC market.

“The iPad is driving the post-PC revolution at an amazing pace,” said Cook. “We are in a post-PC world. We sold more iPads than any PC manufacturer sold of their entire PC line.

“This is absolutely shocking when you consider this is a product category that didn’t even exist two and a half years ago. Over the last year [competitors] launched hundreds of tablets to compete.”

Last quarter, 17 million iPads were sold, and there are over 250,000 apps available for the device. Last year iPad had a 62% market share for the April – June 2011 period, and in 2012, that share is now at 68%. iPad also makes up 91% of all tablet web traffic

In all, Apple has sold 400 million iOS devices through June 2012, and 84 million iPads.

Apple launched the third-generation iPad back on March 16 , and 3 million were sold during its first weekend on the market.

An announcement of a new iPad model hitting retail never happened today, despite the fact rumors regarding a mini version with a 7.85 inch display have been swirling since early summer.

iPod, Mac, iOS 6

“We’ve had a very busy summer for the Mac,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook during his keynote. “We launched Mountain Lion in July. Mountain Lion is the ninth major release of the best OS on the planet.”

Cook said 7 million Mountain Lion upgrades have been sold making it the fastest-selling version of OS X ever, and he called the Macbook Pro the “best Mac we’ve ever made.”

“Our notebooks now rank number one in the US in market share in the last three months,” said Cook. “We’re happy with how we’re doing with the Macintosh.”

Apple should be: Mac has a seen 15% year-over-year growth, versus 2% on the PC and it has captured 27% of the market share, outpacing the PC market for six years running.

A new iPod Nano was announced which has been “reinvented” with a larger screen. It is 5.4mm thick which is 38% thinner than the previous Nano, and sports a 2.5-inch multi-touch display.

Users can look at videos and pictures, and has an FM tuner with DVR functionality and a built-in fitness pedometer and it supports Bluetooth and the newly announced Lightning connector.

iPod Touch 5th generation was announced, and it’s 6.1mm thick, weighs 88 grams, comes in five colors, and has a 4-inch display. The battery gets up to 40 hours of music playback or 8 hours of video before running dry. It comes with a 5-megapixel iSight camera with an illuminated backside and a f/2.4, 5-element lens with the same sapphire crystal lens cover as iPhone 5. Like the phone, it supports a panorama feature.

It allows for 1080p video with image stabilization, a 720p camera for the FaceTime HD camera.

Tech blogs have been rumoring a new iPod Touch with built-in GPS and the ability to act as a game controller. Apple announced none of this today.

“It’s the world’s most popular music player… but a lot of people don’t realize that it’s also the world’s most popular videogame player as well,” said the firm regarding iPod Touch.

Inside, it sports a A5 dual core processor with 7x faster graphics than the older iPod touch models. A game called Clumsy Ninja was demoed running on the new Touch, and you can apparently tickle this uncoordinated ninja who is more or less an interactive toy. Clumsy Ninja will be available this holiday season.

4G wireless for the iPod Touch 5 will not be available – but it’s getting Siri if that’s any consolation.

Apple has sold over 350 million iPods which support over 175,000 games for 150 million players in Game Center.

Pricing for the 5th gen iPod Touch is 32GB for $299 or 64GB for $399. The 4th generation has been reduced to 16GB for $199 or 32GB for $249.

The new iPod nano is 16GB for $149, and the 2GB Shuffle is still $49. Nano and iPod Touch 5 will be available in October.

iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod touch all are getting iOS 6 on September 19. A new iTunes will roll out in October after the launch of iOS 6.

That’s all the news fit to print and The Foo Fighters closed the event out.

Big thanks to the awesome folks over at Engadget. Shots culled from the tech site are below as well.

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72 Comments

  1. Patrick Garratt

    Bet it’s called uPhone.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    New Phone U

    #2 2 years ago
  3. TMRNetShark

    iEverything… but a phone.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. FeaturePreacher

    Can’t wait to see if it has LTE so Samsung can sue the crap out of them and get an injunction on the product.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. someguy2

    @4 Not sure if serious….

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Trying to eat dinner. Anyone got a quick link to a pic of it?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Talkar

    “iPhone 5 is the world’s thinnest smartphone”
    I remember when something along those lines were said about a previous Apple product.
    Either way, not really interested in this product, i think the new Windows phones look waaay more interesting. I don’t really get why a new iPhone gets preference to new Android and Windows phones on this site…

    #7 2 years ago
  8. absolutezero

    Is it still connected to itunes?

    I would give a shit but despite it being pretty or shiny or whatever its ham-strung to fuck by awful software.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Kalain

    SO, it brings nothing new to the table then?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Stephany Nunneley

    I am more interested in a new iPod. I am still packing around my 2nd gen. :/ (I don’t like chaaaaaange).

    @8 They are showing the new iTunes now for Mac and iPad at any rate. It doesn’t look as slick, if that’s the word I would use and the crowd didn’t seem too impressed from what Engadget said.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. pukem0n

    @7

    define thinnest.

    the Motorola RAZR ist 0.5mm thinner, the Huawei Ascend P1 is even thinner.

    so apple is lying and you can even look at the facts yourself. again ^^

    edit: oh, forgot the Oppo Finder and ZTE Athena, both in the 6.xxmm range

    #11 2 years ago
  12. monkeygourmet

    My pre orders in, hopefully to be delivered ASAP! :)

    My iPhone 4 has been bashed to bits so an upgrade couldn’t have come at a better time!

    God, I hate the fact it’s so powerful but there’s no Official pad.. It could potentially kill Nintendo, Sony et all off if it had BUTTONS!!!

    I don’t want my fingers obscuring the amazing graphics….

    In before, go android comments…

    I’ve used my friends android phones, games are all over the shop… Apple is at least stable…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Talkar

    @11
    That is my point. They claimed the macbook air (i think) was the thinnest laptop ever.. Except, you know it wasn’t. So i wouldn’t be surprised if the same is the case with the new Iphone.

    @12
    Eh, the graphics are kinda bad on it you know? I mean it is fine for a phone, but compared to the handheld consoles such as the Vita? the Iphone falls behind. Not that its worse than other phones, i’m just saying it isn’t exactly amazing.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Lahanas

    Im sorry but a new iPhone reveal has no business being the main post in the front page of a gaming website. It’s an insult to gamers. Please take it down Steph.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Hcw87

    I’ve never understood why people spend so much money on a freaking _PHONE_. Buy a Huawei instead.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Stephany Nunneley

    @14 I do what my boss tells me to do like everyone else.

    @ all – And on that note, the Foo Fighters are on stage and Engadget has the pics if you follow through the link in the post.

    Emails regarding games for the new phone and touch are coming through. If any sound interesting, we’ll tell you about them.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    @14 – Yeah. Mobile phones have nothing to do with videogames. And don’t be rude.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Lahanas

    I was not rude and I didnt say that mobile phones have nothing to do with games. But iPhone main post on the front page? Why? And your response just shows what we already know, you just love everything Apple, dont you Pat? REAL gaming has nothing to do with Apple, smartphones etc.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    Tell you what. Go and be a real gamer somewhere else and stop hassling my staff.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Kalain

    Can I ask.. When Google launched Android 4 or when MS launched WP 7 to the media, where were the reports on this site about those launches?

    Why has apple gotten the attention and not the others? Surely, you should be covering those launches as well.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Miguelitons

    I am also surprised to find the Apple keynote as the first news on this gaming site, quite shocking to me as a gamer, sorry to bother the staff.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. manamana

    @14 hahaha 150million gameraccounts in gamecenter alone but yeah, it has nothing to do with videogames. Man, you are so 2005!

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Talkar

    @21
    It generates traffic…

    #23 2 years ago
  24. zinc

    @20, Because Apple pony up the money for the Foo’s. Did the others? No. Nyah nah :-P

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Talkar

    @24
    Nah, they only made an effort to further the mobile scene :P

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Patrick Garratt

    Do you seriously think that the biggest story in games this evening isn’t iPhone 5?

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Miguelitons

    @23 Yes, seems like it’s for traffic reasons … who can blame them … they were young … and needed the money … :-D

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Lloytron

    It’s smaller, thinner, and still terrible for photography. Yay :/

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Patrick Garratt

    To be fair, traffic’s really high.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Miguelitons

    EA said the iPhone5 will have full console quality graphics … we believe them, no?

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Patrick Garratt

    *buys gold yacht*

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Talkar

    @26
    It is really subjective if this is the biggest gaming related news tonight. It comes down to what a person is interested in. Personally i couldn’t care less, but that is mostly because i hate developing for the Iphone since the platform is so damned closed. Others might find it really interesting. But i’m guessing that what you mean with your question is if this piece of news isn’t what the majority would consider the biggest news of the evening, i reckon it might very well be ;)

    @29
    Hah nice ^^

    @30
    The NES is a console ;)

    #32 2 years ago
  33. manamana

    @30 check out the trailer for RR3 ….

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Christopher Jack

    I hate Apple just as much as half of the guys here but I think it’s time to accept that the iPhone, Android & to a lesser extent Windows Phone are becoming more & more like gaming machines- all they need is an officially backed gamepad & they could do some serious damage do the portable console scene.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. manamana

    ^ CJ they couldn’t – they already do!

    #35 2 years ago
  36. GrimRita

    With the UK trailing the modern world with 4G, anyone buying this will miss out once 4G rolls out fully next year. Although 4G is coming a bit earlier to certain cities, a Sept 21st release date will see many ‘upgrade’ to this on the old 3G.

    Suckers!

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Strange Sultan

    @30 Totally XD

    @34 (phone games vs console games) is like (Cats vs Tigers). the PC games being the Lion :D

    #37 2 years ago
  38. AJacks92

    I kinda sorta agree with Lahanas. I mean no disrespect. This is a gaming news site. This is VG247. Not Engadget. And if you want it to be more like Engadget, then it’s only fair if you bring up the iPhone as well as all the other smartphones. The new Razr HD family just got announced btw.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. manamana

    Razr shurely has a huge impact on the videogames front …

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Lloytron

    In the interest of balance; http://www.zdnet.com/seven-reasons-to-buy-the-nokia-lumia-920-7000003950/

    #40 2 years ago
  41. manamana

    ^ all seven reasons approved. So is the lame app store.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Ireland Michael

    @Pat, you’ll criticise one guy for being rude to your staff on one single occassion, yet you won’t ban a single individual who harasses both the staff *and* members to a Shatner level of assholery on an almost daily basic?

    @20 Because gaming on Android devices is a joke.

    And this is coming from an Android supporter.

    @Everyone else. If you still think iDevices aren’t relevant to gaming, you’re living the dark ages.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Christopher Jack

    @42, Tried emulators? I know, I know, kinda juggling the ethical ball here.

    I also do find it a little unfair how the iPhone gets so much attention but other flagship phones that also aren’t aimed at gamers get no coverage such as the Samsung Galaxy line or Nokia Lumia line, but this isn’t the site for non-gaming tech news so I kinda get why.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. OlderGamer

    I have to say 42(Mike) + 1.

    I also have a Andriod Phone. Next time iGetaPhone it will prolly be an iproduct. Not very happy with the one I currently have. It was/is my first smart phone. I just went with price(Samsung Galaxy), but now that I know I am looking for in a phone. I think I will go Apple next time.

    Oh and:

    “Everyone else. If you still think iDevices aren’t relevant to gaming, you’re living the dark ages.”

    Thank you. Really. Obviously Pat get gets it too, there is so much more to gaming today then dedicated, under the TV, boxes.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Christopher Jack

    @44, Outta curiosity, what is it you’re not happy about with your SGS? Most common criticism I see about Android is the tinkering but I personally see that as a good thing.

    My only problem with the original SGS was when it fell out of my jacket pocket & landed on a corner of the cement which smashed the screen. Saddening after the half the dozen times it hit the tiles at the gym & survived with minimal scratching. My older sister’s iPhone 4 was smashed while landing on some thin carpet & she even managed to crack her 4S when it landed a couple feet onto a wooden table.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. monkeygourmet

    @44

    Not as much you can do unless you jailbreak, but my god do the apps and games run smoothly.

    Never had but a hiccup from my iPhone 4, great device.

    If people could look beyond ‘apple’ they could see one of the best smart phone / media devices yet created.

    I like Andriod, but because it’s not unified, apps and gaming can be a mess…

    I bought my parents a cheap ish Andriod tablet, to give them the experience I had on my iPad…

    Big mistake, half the apps were buggy as hell, made tablet gaming and usage look far more complicated than it should be to them.

    I’m sticking with apple for the time being.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. fearmonkey

    @Talkar – “Eh, the graphics are kinda bad on it you know? I mean it is fine for a phone, but compared to the handheld consoles such as the Vita? the Iphone falls behind. Not that its worse than other phones, i’m just saying it isn’t exactly amazing.”

    The vita is a five inch screen at 960×544 pixels 220ppi, the Iphone 5 is 4 inches at 1136×640 326ppi. The Vita has a SGX543MP4+ Quad core GPU, same as the IPAD3. The Iphone 5 has a GPU we dont have the specs for yet and its a new SOC, the A6, so games on it will look amazing if they take advantage of it, and could be better than the Vita.

    Like Monkeygourmet said though….Sadly no controls… :(

    #47 2 years ago
  48. OlderGamer

    Wait till they come out with an iPhone or iTablet that plugs into your TV(full HD) and picks up a 2.4ghz wireless controler. Because I figure that day is coming. That is why I think Steams BigPicture is such a big step forward. I figure they are thinking down the road(not with iProducts of course, but you get the idea) The console of the future could easily be a mobile device instead of a 5lb box.

    Anyways, why I don’t like the Phone I have is, the thing itself is unstable. It shutsdowns on its own from time to time. The card inside slides around and it thinks it is out. I have to remove it and reseat it in there. The layout is fine, and all of that jazz. And what would I know? I have only had the one phone, but when I see friends iPhones, they look aweful nice. Plus I haven’t had heard any problems from them about their phones. My wife and I both have the same type of phones, and we both have problems from time to time.

    Oh, and I don’t hate Apple, lol. Don’t hate android either, just think I can get more options and easier use with Apples products. Time will tell I guess.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. monkeygourmet

    @47

    It’s weird isn’t it…

    If apple release controls, it kinda bypasses their huge touchscreen marketing…

    Yet, if they made an official apple control cradle with 2 analog sticks to go along with the iPhone 5, they could potentially wipeout 3ds and vita over night and attract games like monter hunter etc… To conquer overseas…

    I guess the feel they don’t even need to bother and occupy a different space.

    It just pisses me off how many games would be triple AAA on iOS if they had proper controls…

    #49 2 years ago
  50. monkeygourmet

    @48

    Been thinking this for a long time too.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Kalain

    @42

    I’m sorry, but that’s rubbish. All the games that interested me are on android as well as ios and, to me at least, look better and play better on Android.

    If you’re just going on who develops for what platform, then apple does have more, but when you market your phone to hell and back and say it’s the next best thing then people will go to that. I’ve played the Epic games, infinity blade or whatever it’s called, and it was utter rubbish. In fact,

    But for me, my SGS3 beats the iFruityDevices anyday in games, applications and overall usability..

    #51 2 years ago
  52. fearmonkey

    @48 – Right on Steam’s big picture, I love the new interface, it makes gaming on a projector much more fun.

    @49 – Yeah, I so wish Apple would release a official controller, but its not looking good. And while were at it, Id like that little red LED that blackberrries have for notification.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Cort

    @42 +1.

    Asshats and trolls are ignored on a daily basis on this site. Then someone has a minor anti-Apple rant and it’s comment war from the boss….

    This is the reason I turned from a daily visitor and ten-times-a-day commenter to one who visits once every few weeks and comments once every few months.

    Get your house in order Pat.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Telepathic.Geometry

    Jesus, where is all this shit coming from. Do people hate Apple this much that just posting a new hardware announcement results in this much bitching and whining? If you’re not interested in it, don’t click. If you don’t click, it’s traffic will be bad and it will disappear fast. Vote with your mouse.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Ireland Michael

    @51 No, it’s not rubbish. Your personal tastes aren’t those of all consumers, and the numbers are there – they simply don’t sell on Android. Stuff in general doesn’t sell well on Android full stop, because it’s a haven for piracy.

    “But for me, my SGS3 beats the iFruityDevices anyday in games, applications and overall usability..”

    I own an SGS3 myself, but there isn’t a single game on the device that doesn’t run just as well (or better) on any iPhone released in the last three years, and absolutely nothing exclusive. The limited number of iDevices devices also makes it far less of a headache for developers, making updates and improvements easier and more frequent.

    Again, your one phone is not the average consumer. There is so much fragmentation in the Android format, that it’s almost impossible to remain consistent. This (along with the rampant piracy) is why things sell a hundred, a thousand times more on iDevices.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. BraveLilCrumpet

    Okay, before I start I’m going to say I’m going to add my opinion into this whole “this news should not be on a gaming website” debate thingy just so you know what you’re letting yourself in for before you start reading.

    I’m not going to say “this should not be on here” because that’s not my job and I’m sure you don’t want to hear it, I will say however reporting on Apples earnings, the Mac and on the new iPods does feel somewhat misplaced on here.
    It comes across that now (and other times) that Apple as a brand is being reported on and not on the gaming aspect of the device(s). To an extent it does come across as slight favoritism.

    I can understand reporting the hardware side, and whether some people like it or not the iPhone changed the handheld gaming landscape and will continue to do so, so I feel it is important to report on.
    As journalists you have to keep up with these things but I don’t see what the iPod nano has to do with gaming.

    Personally I’d like to see more focused and varied mobile gaming news on here. I can’t remember seeing Google on the front page when they announced Jellybean or when HTC and Samsung announced their 2012 models, hence my slight favouritism remake – but again I could be wrong here.

    It must be difficult for you guys to report on these things as it’s kind of new ground and I’m sure you kind of knew what kind of comments you were going to get tonight :p

    I’ve finished now and I’m well aware I may get flamed by the virgin fanboys but to be frank I don’t care because now I’m going to bed.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Ireland Michael

    @56 Because those devices added absolutely nothing to the gaming scene.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. zinc

    Angry birds, one of the biggest new gaming franchise’s, made it’s name on what device?

    Mobile gaming is worth millions and Apple is mobile gaming.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Erthazus

    @58, it was not only on iOS devices, besides it was just a one dollar game.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Ireland Michael

    @58 So?

    And it started on iDevices. That was his point.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. absolutezero

    When something like Halo comes out or a CoD or a Resident Evil 4 and its influences are felt through out the gaming industry at large then I would say those have added to the video game scene.

    For the life of me I can’t remember the last time I sat down and thought to myself “Well this is obviously heavily influenced by Temple Run.

    Yeah yeah money money money.

    Mobile games add very little to anything other than other mobile games. I wish it was different, I wish full titles had an effect of mobile games and made them slightly more substantial and less throw away dispoable rubbish. I wish there was some degree of quality control, I wish the audience had some sort of self control to not buy utter drivel because its 69p.

    Also as an old owner of a 3G original model I enjoyed my time with it, even though itunes crashed constantly, consistantly forgot it had music on it at all, shut itself down without warning now and then and loved to close Safari randomly. I would more than likely have an 4S right now if it was’nt for iTunes.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. stretch215

    I agree that the iPhone is (generally) a smoother gaming experience but… I’d still rather have my Android. My phone is for work, not play. Do you guys really game on your phone that much? There are much better devices for mobile gaming if that’s your thing.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. Ireland Michael

    @62 I’ll take an Android phone over an iPhone for general use anyway. But the quality of gaming is light years ahead on the latter.

    #63 2 years ago
  64. monkeygourmet

    @61

    Tetris on game boy? That shook up the gaming world too…

    If anything, iOS made Nintendo et all realise they couldn’t charge £29.99 for zoo keeper, picross type games any more.

    Pretty big change for gaming really.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. manamana

    http://i.imgur.com/Hs1vx.jpg

    #65 2 years ago
  66. xxJPRACERxx

    Hey staff, you should create a site for 99 cents shit-gaming and leave this site for “real” games.

    It’s like if I was reading Sport Rider magazine and there’s was a review of a tricycle after the one of the latest GSX-R.

    #66 2 years ago
  67. manamana

    ^ cool story, real bro.

    #67 2 years ago
  68. Da Man

    Have iTunes and Android been mentioned already?

    #68 2 years ago
  69. Christopher Jack

    @68, Ya cuz iTrash sux & Androidz da best!!!1!!1!!

    #69 2 years ago
  70. Da Man

    ^Funnily enough, most of those posts can be summed up as that, essentially.
    —–
    The new display is unnecessary, iPhone was the last high end smartphone with a convenient screen. Now it ‘s borderline just as ugly as all those Titans and Galaxies. If I wanted a big display, I’d use iPad.

    #70 2 years ago
  71. manamana

    … says the chief of all chiefs. What’s a convenient screen? Made just to please thy master?

    #71 2 years ago
  72. Da Man

    Yep.

    It looked nice up until this point. And it fit into a small pocket. And I wear tight pants with small pockets.

    Simple as that.

    #72 2 years ago

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