Apple confirms iOS 4.1 Game Center compatible with 2nd-gen iPod touch, not iPhone 3G

Apple Online Store“Apple has confirmed that Game Center, its social and gaming networking application included with iOS 4.1, will work on the second-generation iPod touch, but not on the iPhone 3G,” Slash Lane reports for AppleInsider.

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“The iPhone 3G joins the first-generation iPhone and iPod touch models as the only iOS-based devices that cannot access Game Center,” Lane reports. “But there is key difference: the iPhone 3G can run iOS 4, while the first-generation iPhone and iPod touch are locked out of the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system.”

Lane reports, “Apple confirmed the compatibility of the new Game Center application on its website this week. The company also on Tuesday reset all Game Center accounts that had been registered by developers testing the golden master of Apple’s forthcoming iOS 4.1 update, expected to be released on Wednesday.”

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  1. pastrychef: From article “The exclusion of the iPhone 3G, but not the second-generation iPod touch, is noteworthy because both devices run similar internal hardware, in terms of game playing abilities. Though the devices were both introduced in 2008, the second-generation iPod touch has a slightly faster processor (532MHz vs. 412MHz) than the iPhone 3G.”

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