The latest launch of Apple's iPhone 5 got mixed reviews and faced a lot of criticism from mobile app developers & iPhone game developers. While its new & bigger screen size has attracted many developers, many iPhone game developers are not so happy and convinced with its design & form.
One of the biggest challenges for iPhone app developers is to cope with the whopping 4-inch screen size of the iPhone 5. Moreover, with the change in design, developers will have to deal with a totally different aspect ratio as well as fragmentation in iOS devices.
No need to mention that now iPhone game developers will have to design & develop games that not only run smoothly on previous versions of iPhone & iPad, but are also compatible with the bigger screen of the iPhone 5. So let's find out whether this latest launch from Apple could be really beneficial or not.
• Different screen size & resolution could be the major issues for newbie game developers! Experienced iOS developers or developers developing for Android devices may not find it difficult to develop app for the different screen sizes of difference iOS devices. It won't be so difficult for experienced persons to develop games for different resolutions. However, it could be quite challenging for newbie developers getting into the iPhone game development market.
• New aspect ratio could be beneficial! Many developers think that new aspect ratio could be beneficial for them as it would improve the look & functioning of the app and could help them develop more powerful applications. Moreover, game developers creating action games would really get huge benefit as a new aspect ratio allows them to add lots of UI elements within their game app, which in the end will help them to enhance the user's gaming experience.
However, if you are developing 2D games then it would be quite difficult for you to get over it.-->
• More advanced & powerful processor! More powerful & advanced A6 chip has been critically acclaimed by many action & racing game developers. The advanced process really boosts the performance of iPhone 5 and offers a pleasant gaming experience to end users. The time shifting feature & improved visual capabilities really offer great performance of this latest device from Apple.
Thus it is clear that almost all iPhone developers definitely believe that the new aspect ratio, screen size and other features would definitely help them to create stunning iPhone games and would change the way of developing games. But they also can't deny the fact that it would require more time, money and effort to get it done properly.
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