Apple Getting More Serious About Mobile Gaming?

Forbes looks at some of Apple's latest maneuverings and concludes the company is muscling up on its mobile gaming business.

This week, Apple picked off two guys with heavyweight résumés - Richard Teversham, Microsoft's former Xbox strategy-mans, and Bob Drebin, who at Advanced Micro Device created the Gamecube's graphics processor. Those developments, added to Apple's investments in graphics and semiconductor technology, translate to "snappier, better looking games," on the iPhone and iPod Touch, writes Forbes.

Also notable, programmers say Apple reminds them to develop for different resolutions and screen sizes. Considering the profound success of the iTunes App Store, which just passed a billion downloads, and gold-rush tales of indie developers striking it rich with simple games, Apple's investment in creating more robust games and apps is a no-brainer. But whether it amounts to a new device, or one with a gaming focus, is anyone's guess.

Apple's Interest In Gaming Isn't Casual [Forbes]


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    Im not drifting into Apple waters any time soon; its not that I hate their products either, its because I hate how people talk about their products like they're the most awesome thing since sliced bread. Personally unless they release something techically awesome, I say meh. Most cells released well before the iPhone had keyboard, could do everything the iPhone does PLUS extra and were/are cheaper alternatives, myself im a Nokia man... Apple making the iPhone just stank to me like a gimmicky product bought by the trailerload by trendy causual people who just so happened to like the odd stupid app or lifeless game (and from what i've seen, thats their majority market).

    I have a DSi and I love the thing to death, and no phone (or iPod) could really take away from that dedicated device... as for those claiming theirs not much on the lineup for the DS, well think again sir... I have alot of DS games both ones already released and those in the future in my sights, FF4, C.O.R.E., Moon, Prof. Layton 2 and more.

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