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iPhone 4 Performance

08-02-2010, 07:19 PM
#1
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iPhone 4 Performance

Hey everyone,

Just got my iPhone 4 last week. been doing some game development and so far things look pretty good. Performance on this phone is downright amazing! I am able to render hundreds of sprites with circular collision detection at once with a smooth 60FPS.
08-03-2010, 06:38 AM
#2
Sounds great. I haven't had the oppertunity to properly test iPhone 4 yet.

The only problem with the awesome performance on the iPhone 4 is that no other Apple device (except iPad) matches it. Creating really cool apps with the new specs in mind will be a treat, however due to the performance gap that would leave ALOT of potential customers behind.

And that is a problem.

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08-03-2010, 07:07 AM
#3
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And that is a problem.
Not really.... wait till sept.

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08-03-2010, 07:27 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by FoolishSteve View Post
Sounds great. I haven't had the oppertunity to properly test iPhone 4 yet.

The only problem with the awesome performance on the iPhone 4 is that no other Apple device (except iPad) matches it. Creating really cool apps with the new specs in mind will be a treat, however due to the performance gap that would leave ALOT of potential customers behind.

And that is a problem.
I agree. I was worried a little that my next game won't sell too much if I target just the people with iPhone 4's, but alot of people seem to be upgrading to the new iPhone. Plus, as ultimo says, in sept. there will be the new iPod touch (hopefully matching the iPhone 4 specs).
08-03-2010, 03:07 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by bcarbone View Post
Hey everyone,

Just got my iPhone 4 last week. been doing some game development and so far things look pretty good. Performance on this phone is downright amazing! I am able to render hundreds of sprites with circular collision detection at once with a smooth 60FPS.
Have you done a comparative performance test with a 3rd gen device?
08-03-2010, 03:15 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by Frand View Post
Have you done a comparative performance test with a 3rd gen device?
No, but I am comparing to a first-gen device.
08-03-2010, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by ultimo View Post
Not really.... wait till sept.
I think it is really dangerous to assume that a large portion of the Touch community will migrate to the new Touch. A part will surely, but how big will that part be and at what rate will they migrate?

But it is very tempting for a developer to play with the performance of the iPhone4. It will hopefully create new game mechanics and add a much needed graphical boost (at least on the 3d side, I'm a part time graphics whore).

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08-03-2010, 04:35 PM
#8
imo it has a lot to do with the type of game you're making. More hardcore games can probably get away with catering to the higher tech devices (especially when it comes to ipod touch owners -- though I personally still think its a bad idea). More casual games on the other hand definitely should be optimized for the lowest device.
08-04-2010, 07:38 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by Frand View Post
Have you done a comparative performance test with a 3rd gen device?
We managed to put our hand on just one iphone 4. and yeah the device is really powerful...Our game brotherhood of violence run at 30fps on iphone 3gs and 60fps on the iphone 4

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08-04-2010, 10:05 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by Bmamba View Post
We managed to put our hand on just one iphone 4. and yeah the device is really powerful...Our game brotherhood of violence run at 30fps on iphone 3gs and 60fps on the iphone 4

Is that with or without the hi-res graphics? I am using hi-res graphics in my game and still getting 60FPS.