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develope for both iPhone versions

06-08-2009, 03:16 PM
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develope for both iPhone versions

Since the new iPhone will be much faster for which iPhone you will develope? Or you will make two version of your game?

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06-08-2009, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by howtocode View Post
Since the new iPhone will be much faster for which iPhone you will develope? Or you will make two version of your game?
i dont think theres a point

apps that work with 3.0 should also work with 2.x

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06-08-2009, 06:47 PM
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If you mean 3g S is faster then 3g, well, the ipod touch 2g is faster then all models of iphone so having the S model come along doesn't really change anything.

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06-08-2009, 07:44 PM
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Actually it is different. Namely openGL ES 2.0 support. Problem is (and as a developer for a studio) it's going to be difficult to support a smaller iPhone 3GS installation base. Anyone who has jumped on the 3G bandwagon has to pay through the nose to upgrade or wait until their contract allows it. Honestly I doubt we'll support the new hardware for at least another year +

The real game changer is the new 3.0 OS.
06-08-2009, 07:54 PM
The S model is graphically a generation shift from the earlier models. In grossly simplified terms, any iPod touch or iPhone before the 3GS is a GeForce2, where the 3GS is a GeForce6. Note that this comparison is only between their features, not relative performance difference (which is unknown).

In other words, older iPhones and iPod touch devices run a fixed-function rendering pipeline, while the new iPhone is capable of running shaders.

It will be interesting to see if many developers start taking advantage of the new capabilities, since only a subset of the entire userbase will be running that hardware.
06-08-2009, 10:55 PM
OS 3.0 update will be available for iPones for free, so, may be, there would be more users, then only owners of iPhone 3G S