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Gaming on the next iPhone model

08-25-2017, 10:44 AM
#1
Gaming on the next iPhone model

Guys, since the new iphone is rumoured to have an 5.8' display, do you guys think that Apple might allow it to download Ipad games or is it much of a stretch yet?
08-25-2017, 11:58 PM
#2
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,949
No one knows unfortunately. I would still very much doubt it as Apple is all about controlling the user experience and ensuring that experience is positive. While I would warmly welcome the idea as some iPad games do indeed fit ok just on the 6+, there would be iPad games that just downright aren't fit for purpose, yet people would have purchased them.

My hope is that some day they can allow devs to select a certain screen size, and if needed, as part of their review process, Apple can review the text size and if all good, then release it that way. Would at least help bridge the gap. Currently some devs take it into their own hands to release their iPad games on iPhone at the request of their users, which is great but it's few and far between.

Hopefully this new and potentially larger screened iPhone8 might help.

I would love for Apple to allow us to download iPad games on iPhone at our own risk. Unfortunately the general public is a strange bunch and would complain and review apps in a bad light if given this choice.
08-26-2017, 10:09 AM
#3
"My hope is that some day they can allow devs to select a certain screen size, and if needed, as part of their review process, Apple can review the text size and if all good, then release it that way. Would at least help bridge the gap. Currently some devs take it into their own hands to release their iPad games on iPhone at the request of their users, which is great but it's few and far between."

That would be awesome. Because we miss many ipad games that would probably work like a charm on larger iphones.

Mostly carry their phones all the time, what can't be said about tablets.
08-26-2017, 07:06 PM
#4
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,949
When the new iPhone 8 comes around, I'll be watching for sideloading news, mainly on Reddit sideloaded, and if it's possible, I'll be pretty much confirmed to buy the iPhone 8 as this iPad on iPhone gaming thing is a big thing for me too. I already play FTL and others on my iPhone 6+. If the i8 screen is slightly bigger and that bigger screen is actually all useable, then could get even better. The one thing is though that even though you may be able to load iPad games via a sideload, they don't always fit full screen aspect ratio wise. You need to run a tweak called Fullforce to stretch it out. Tweaks can't be sideloaded though. So I'm looking into how the tweak modifies the IPA itself and hoping to be able to apply that to iPad iPa's directly, then sign it then loaded. That's the other thing, if you modify an IPA then you must re-sign it.