Games on iPhone 7 will have console-quality graphics
It’s not a secret to anyone that iOS and Android are continuously compete with each other. It is considered that the iPhone and iPad are the best gaming devices as a large part of Android gadgets require a lot of optimization for each configuration. And the tendency, to release games for iOS, and only after for Android, still remains.
In the near future, the game designers will have one more reason to prefer Apple’s mobile platform. iPhone 7 will be equipped with the new processor that will provide the new smartphone with massive graphics potential. The present generation of Apple products, iPhone 6s and iPad Air 2 are able to handle any task, however, their performance is not enough to run games with console-quality graphics level.
It is well-known that Apple is hardly working on development of their own graphics processor to substitute the PowerVR graphics, developed by Imagination Technologies, in single chip systems of A-series. Company’s graphics solutions for their own mobile chips will be a part of future iPhones and iPads. It will allow the company to accomplish further optimization of smartphones and tablets and to reach maximum level of performance with minimum power consumption.
In the iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple TV, Apple uses a slightly upgraded PowerVR graphics. As an example we can see the second generation of iPad where the single-chip A8X platform is supplemented with PowerVR GXA6850 graphics. Incidentally, Apple does not simply use the solutions of Imagination Technologies in their devices, besides that it also invests in the company itself. Back in 2008, Apple acquired 3.6% of Imagination Technologies stocks and since then the share has increased by almost 10%. Also, earlier, companies signed a long term license agreement.
According to various Internet sources, during the presentations of the iPhone 7, Apple is going to present several major releases from third-party developers. Games of the new generation will be using the full power of Apple A10 graphics processing unit. After the release of iPhone 7, the new era of mobile games with console-quality graphics will begin.