iPhone Game Apps

iPhone game apps have come a long way. Development of the smartphone known as the iPhone, began in 2004 when Steve Jobs wanted to move some of the company's focus away from the tablet and put more energy into the mobile phone industry. By this time, many households had already abandoned line lines altogether, making it the perfect time to introduce a phone that could not only be taken anywhere, but also have the same capabilities as the home computer.   

iPhones run on the Apple iOS mobile operating system and have a user interface with a multi-touch screen and a virtual keyboard. It has WiFi connectivity, so it can be used anywhere a signal is available. Additional features include:

  • Built in camera that takes photos and shoots videos
  • Plays music
  • Surf the internet
  • Send and receive email messages
  • Send and receive text messages
  • Receive visual voicemail
  • Record notes
  • GPS navigation
  • Perform mathematical calculations

By downloading application programs, commonly called apps, users can social network, reference works and play games. The App Store has over a million apps created by the Apple team and various third party developers.

This huge selection of apps gives iPhone a big advantage over other mobile gaming devices. Not only do gamers have a bigger choice of iPhone game apps, but also a wide variety of apps for business and personal use such as:

  • Lifestyle – eBay, Auto Trader, Age Calculator, Ikea Catalogue
  • Medical – Vision Test, First Aid, Nutrition Tips, Beauty Tips
  • Finance – PayPal, Investopedia, Receipts by Wave, Bloomberg, Budget
  • Sports – Hockey Inside/Out, Chicago Blackhawks, Yahoo Sports, Goal.com, GOLF
  • Magazine
  • Entertainment – Talking Tom Cat, Type n Talk, WWE, Pokemaker, Cool Fonts    

iPhone Game Apps

iPhone Game Apps - Popcorn

The iPhone was introduced to the world on January 9, 2007. Customers around the nation lined up outside the stores hoping to grab the device the minute it went on sale. After the successful U.S. release, the iPhone was made available around the world.

Development of the iPhone began as a highly confidential project, code named “Purple Project.” A team of 1000 Apple employees were gathered to design the device. Apple collaborated with AT&T Mobility for the cellular technology side of the phone while the design team worked on the look and functionality of the rest of the device.


The first five generations of the iPhone use a 3.5 inch liquid crystal touchscreen display with scratch resistant glass. Later, the size of the screen was increased to 4 inches.

The phone only has five physical buttons, all other functions are operated by the touchscreen and virtual keyboard. The touch operating feature is based on technology first developed by FingerWorks. The technology requires the electrical conductivity of a human finger, meaning a gloved finer or styli won't work. However, a capacitive styli can be used on the iPhone touchscreen. Later versions feature a special oleophobic coating, resistant to fingerprints.

Other features include:

  • 3G cellular network capabilities
  • A-GPS location
  • High speed processor
  • High resolution camera with Retina Display
  • VGA front-facing camera for video calling and other apps
  • 5-8 megapixel rear-facing camera
  • Siri – a natural language voice control system
  • Digital Lightning connector
  • Larger aperture camera with dual-LED flash
  • Touch fingerprint ID scanner
  • Illuminated backside FaceTime camera
  • Polycarbonate casing

Thousands of iPhone Game Apps

iPhone offers a huge selection of game apps. This not only gives the device a big advantage over other mobile gaming units, but also offers a great benefit to users. Anytime, anyplace users can play virtually every game ever invented. Users can play live online when in range of a WiFi connection, or download the game to be played at any time.

Top iPhone game apps:

  • Angry Birds Star Wars II 
  • Knightmare Tower
  • Drop 7
  • Device 6Threes
  • Hoplite
  • Infinity Blade III
  • Asphalt 8
  • Plants vs Zombies
  • Ridiculous Fishing
  • Super Hexagon
  • Rayman Fiesta Run
  • Amazing Alex

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