Friday, April 22, 2011

Apple giving game developers iPhone 5 prototypes

Big news! Apple's next generation iPhone seems to be focusing on the gaming industry. Maybe to compete with the other portable gaming devices like the Sony PSP and the new Nintendo 3DS now that iOS is so 'out there' in gaming already.

They are sending game developers A5 chip equipped iPhone 5s (or, maybe iPhone 4Ss). Read on for the whole explanation.
Several rumors have said that the next iPhone will be getting another design refresh, including a metal back. But according to 9to5Mac's source, the iPhone prototype that is being given out to game developers - which although wields a speedy A5 processor from the iPad 2 - looks much like the iPhone 4.

This might mean that the next iPhone might look similar to the current generation iPhone, and it may be something like an iPhone 4S (like iPhone 3G to 3GS). But Apple may be using an iPhone 4 like casing for these prototypes to prevent the design from getting leaked (like what happened last year). Reports also claim that these prototypes are hidden away in safes at night. It seems ridiculous, but it is surely necessary.

[via 9to5Mac]