Apple to launch gaming-focused iPhone?
Analyst suggest software differentiation is the way forward
This isnt (just) wishful thinking on our part. Oppenheimer analyst Yair Reiner has claimed that Apple may launch several different iPhones later this year, with software the differentiating factor rather than hardware.
The Register gives this example: Apple could market one YouTube iPhone model with applications that provide video capture, editing and sharing features.
However, given the huge popularity of games on the App Store, if Apple did pursue this kind of software segmentation strategy, a gaming iPhone would surely be one of the options.
What would be the dedicated games features, though? Physical buttons would presumably count as a hardware change rather than software, and in any case there are hundreds of new APIs in the iPhone 3.0 software that can be used for gaming.
Short of launching some kind of Comes With Games iPhone where you get unlimited games downloads, we cant come up with much extra. Still, perhaps Apple can.
Or perhaps its another analyst making predictions that turn out to be hot air, of course. Perish the thought.