Apple claims iPhone is a “gaming console” and “console experience”

Apple owns the iPhone, so they can pretty much say whatever they want to say about it. They say that the iPhone 3G is twice as fast, at half the price of the original, but we all know the truth. That it’s only barely faster most of the time, and actually more expensive in the long run.

Apple also considers the iPhone as a smartphone, and constantly tries to push the device as such, even though glaring deficiencies such as its inability to multi-task and lack of copy/paste bog it down in the face of true competition, especially those from Nokia’s Nseries and RIM’s BlackBerry.

And just recently, at a talk held in San Jose about the iPhone platform by Apple, Director of Technology Evangelism John Geleynse dropped a few serious bombs, saying that the iPhone is a “gaming console” and claiming that it’s not just a phone, but a “console experience.”

Having experienced iPhone gaming myself, I can say that there is some truth to this. But the iPhone platform has a long way to go before it can be considered as a viable mobile gaming platform. Aside from initial user complaints about the lack of buttons, Apple faces the arduous task proving the iPhone’s worth as a gaming device while updating it to provide many other features that it currently lacks.

But knowing Apple, they’ll still probably stick to their words as always, and just work to update things in the background, finally delivering in an upgraded version or follow-up model, like they always do.

Via Engadget

Author: David Gonzales

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  • SkateNY

    What a moron. The iPhone and the iPod are ubiquitous among consumers, business users and gamers. Whether or not you or I like this is beside the point. It's happening with or without our approval. People need to get real with this stuff…nobody cares what you don't like about something that people love to use and are willing to pay for. Nobody cares that you don't love the iPhone the same way they do. Nobody cares that you nitpick about what's missing and what could be better. They/we are still buying them. Yes, we're still buying them to the extent that the iPhone has now become the largest selling smartphone in the United States. And not one of us who owns one cares why you don't like it. Just as you don't seem to care, or know the value in caring, why we love it.

  • zato

    “But knowing Apple, they’ll still probably stick to their words as always, and just work to update things in the background, finally delivering in an upgraded version or follow-up model, like they always do.”

    What the hell is that supposed to mean, PC gamer-creep. Is that what Microsoft told you to write?
    You low-life POS.

  • zato

    “But knowing Apple, they’ll still probably stick to their words as always, and just work to update things in the background, finally delivering in an upgraded version or follow-up model, like they always do.”

    What the hell is that supposed to mean, PC gamer-creep. Is that what Microsoft told you to write?
    You low-life POS.