“Remember how, this summer, people began speculating wildly that Apple would develop a games platform? The company was hiring a games development head, the company’s stock as a consumer electronics developer was better than ever — and then Apple rolled out some pretty lame games for the iPod,” Pete Mortensen blogs for Wired. “End of story, right? Not so fast. The iPhone’s multi-touch interface changes everything. In fact, it has the potential to be the best portable game system on the market not named ‘Nintendo DS.'”
iPhone’s “multi-touch in iPhone is significantly more flexible [than Nintendo DS or Sony PSP] it’s made to interpret complex gestures with more than one point of input,” Mortensen writes.
Mortensen writes, “The iPhone and its interface are extremely high-end today. By the end of the year, Apple could replace its traditional high-end iPod with one driven by the new iPhone interface and screen and offer it for the same price those iPods sell for today — and even boost the hard drive size, too. Suddenly, you have the world’s premiere media player and rising games star in a $250 package.”
“As the iPhone seizes the high-end of Apple’s consumer electronics products, the iPod becomes the ultimate PSP-killer, with an interface the DS can’t quite match without the need for a stylus. Tell me you wouldn’t buy that. I dare you,” Mortensen writes.
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