News surrounding the latest edition of the Apple iPhone has been released to the public, with gamers very excited about the positive consequences for the industry. Some will argue that Apple revolutionised the sector as far back as 2012, even if it wasn’t on purpose. Regardless, there’s no denying that the newest release is bound to impact the gaming industry.
It’s hard to decide which features to take seriously as there’s no way to tell the effectiveness until you try out the device. So, we’ve done it for you by outlining the two elements that could take mobile gaming into the stratosphere.
1TB of Storage
Apple has never been stingy when it comes to storage. Okay, the earlier versions may not compare to today’s standards, but the technology has advanced a lot since Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone in 2008. The iPhone 12 Pro, for example, had a base storage capacity of 128GB, the same as consoles from Sony and Microsoft.
The iPhone 13 will be the first iPhone to have 1TB of storage. This represents a maximum increase of 488GB from the iPhone 12, meaning that mobile users have much more room to enjoy their favourite titles without having to worry about running out of space. Gamers will benefit in several ways, but the most exciting is the ability to access different formats.
Firstly, the video gaming industry is moving away from consoles by making their latest next-generation releases digitally-based. The Xbox Series X lets you play Xbox games on your handset, so the extra iPhone 13 storage could be crucial to the playing experience. Secondly, Apple customers won’t miss out on the growth in the online casino sector, which is one of the fastest-growing in the world due to remote gaming components such as mobile slots that are offered by the top online slots operators right now. Many of the best slot games have integrated graphics, and are visually interesting to look at.
Modern slot machines, from video to jackpot and Megaways slots, use advanced software that requires lots of storage to run effectively. 1TB will make the iPhone 13 perfectly optimised for both.
Backward compatibility, when old releases or titles only available on certain platforms are made accessible, is something gamers have demanded for years. Typically, it was a problem that annoyed PlayStation and Xbox users because they paid for the newest console and couldn’t play their favourite games.
Apple predicted the issue would hit its gaming arm in 2020, encouraging the company to announce that Mac games wouldn’t be ports of Windows games. Instead, they would be directly aimed at iPhones and iPads. Therefore, any Mac running Apple Silicon can play iOS games, too. Yes, this was revealed around a year ago, so it isn’t surprising.
However, the iPhone 13 will be the first iPhone since the announcement to offer the backward compatibility feature across iPad and Mac. It will be interesting to see how the relationship between Apple’s legacy products works. Hopefully, it will be smooth sailing.
We’ll know more later, but for now, gamers should be excited about possible improved storage and backward compatibility in the iPhone 13.