iPhone games starting to take advantage of iPhone 3GS power

Wed, Oct 28, 2009


The iPhone 3GS is a lot more powerful and significantly faster than its predecessor, and since being released this summer, apps that take advantage of the improved internals are finally starting to trickle into the iTunes app store.

Kotaku reports:

Gameloft’s Asphalt 5 is one of those games. While the racing title will play on an iPod Touch or any model iPhone, it plays best on the 3GS when it hits later this year.

That’s because when the game first runs the software detects which hardware it has been installed on and launches the appropriate software. The game pack includes different files to load depending on which handset runs it, a Gameloft told Kotaku.

As Kotaku notes, this is a nifty way for developers to prevent audience fragmentation across different iPhone models, something which can’t really be said for RIM and Android devices.


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