Oct 20, 2020, 1:10 pm3.6k ptsInteresting
Apple's annual autumn event on October 13, 2020, saw the launch of four new phones in a bid to reassert itself as the dominant name in mobile devices. Most of the thousands of viewers were no doubt excited to see what Apple were planning and a lot of their adaptations to their core product were in response to what people actually do with their phones. But how equipped for modern entertainment is the iPhone 12?
Apple's new iPhone 12 is the company's first 5G phone, and brings a faster processor, improved cameras and display, and a new "ceramic shield front cover" that promises to keep the screen safe from drops and cracks. pic.twitter.com/us3xbXYIKD— Engadget (@engadget) October 13, 2020
Mobile gaming now accounts for more than 50% of all gaming revenue, so it's important for smartphone developers to appeal to these audiences when developing new phones. As such, Apple's iPhone 12 may be the best gaming iPhone it has launched. The new OLED screen display has a sharp resolution – 2,532 by 1,170.
There is even a Ceramic Shield overlay which makes the phone more resistant to being dropped, as could happen at a particularly difficult or exciting part of a game. The 5G capabilities are also beneficial to those who game on the go and away from wi-fi. Fortnite users may still be boxed out of benefitting from this – so the addition for the iPhone 12 could lead to a resolution between Epic Games and Apple.
Online casino has grown in popularity and many of the titles on offer on most sites have been optimized for mobile use. This represents the shift seen across many industries towards a more mobile way of engaging. Indeed, live online casino games – versions of poker, blackjack, and roulette that allow players to see the dealer in front of them – require a strong processor to ensure there is no lag.
Uninterrupted gameplay is made possible with the enhanced A14 Bionic chip, which is reportedly 15% faster and 30% better for battery power than the previous model. So, the iPhone 12 looks to be equipped for online casino gaming and other forms of live-streamed content. The battery life issue is also an important one as Apple's primary criticism is that some functionalities of their smartphones eat into battery life.
Social media has become almost a necessity, so ensuring a phone can keep up with trends and has the capacity to take advantage of each platform is imperative. Indeed, likeable photos on Instagram and growing trends for video mean that many will be looking towards the camera features of the iPhone 12.
They won't be disappointed as the iPhone 12 includes improved stabilization and telephoto reach, as well as a 12-megapixel camera with an f/1.6 aperture lens. Apple suggests that low light performance is improved upon by around 87%, making the iPhone 12 suitable for all manner of social media content creation.
Smartphones aren't just functional; they are devices to provide entertainment. As such, Apple needed to ensure that the features of the iPhone 12 matched what people actually intended to use the phone for. Whether this is social media, gaming, or online casino sites, the phone responds perfectly to challenges presented in providing the optimal experience in all three fields.