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iPhone getting Apple-distributed games?

updated 02:25 pm EDT, Thu August 9, 2007

Games coming to iPhone?

It looks like iTunes is already setup to retrieve and transfer Apple-sanctioned games (presumably binaries and not Web apps) to the iPhone. DownloadSquad reports that, after digging through the iTunes localization strings, they found the following entry: "/* ===== iPhone Game Item Strings ===== */; "4329.001" = "Are you sure you want to remove the selected game from your iPhone?"; "4329.002" = "Are you sure you want to remove the selected games from your iPhone?";" These text entries seem to indicate that Apple will, at some point in the future, begin selling games designed for the iPhone through iTunes, which can then be readily synchronized to the device.

During the QuakeCon conference in Dallas, Texas last week, id Software co-founder and technical director John Carmack expressed interest in the iPhone as a gaming platform, saying that he has assigned members of the id Software team to investigate creating software for the platform, and recalled an argument with Steve Jobs over the closed nature of the device's development options.




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  1. GORDYmac

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    No it doesn't

    It may just mean that code from iTunes were used on the iPhone via copy/paste.

  1. cmoney

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: no it doesn't

    that would make sense if they looked like straight copy/paste. except they specifically refer to the iPhone and not iPod. which probably means someone changed the text on purpose.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Old news

    Wasn't this reported in itunes 7.2 when it was released with the iphone? (or was that 7.3?). Doesn't sound like anything new. Nor does it mean anything, since I also recall people proclaiming the imminent disclosure of the powerbook G5 because of some strings in some version of OS X.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: no it doesn't

    that would make sense if they looked like straight copy/paste. except they specifically refer to the iPhone and not iPod. which probably means someone changed the text on purpose.



    Unless someone took an entire set of resource text that is used for the iPod, and did a global search/replace on it to make a whole new set for the iPhone.

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