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Apple resets Game Center, drops iPhone 3G support

updated 06:10 pm EDT, Tue September 7, 2010

App still supported on 2nd-gen Touch

Apple has reset all user IDs for its Game Center multiplayer service, requiring beta users to resubmit their nicknames. The service will allow users to challenge other players, set up matches, or engage opponents via automatic pairing. The app will also serve as a portal for viewing rankings or taking a look at other games.

The list of supported devices has also been changed, dropping the iPhone 3G despite its presence during beta testing. The service will only work with the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, or the 2nd-, 3rd- and 4th-generation iPod touch.

Game Center is expected to be launched on Wednesday alongside iOS 4.1. [via 9to5Mac]

by MacNN Staff



  1. rtamesis

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iPhone 3GS

    Next year, when the iPhone 5 is released, I'll bet that iPhone 3GS support will be dropped as well.

  1. IxOsX

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iPhone 3G

    I just want that my iPhone 3G works as before the iOS4.

    I really do not care about game center any more. If Apple thinks Game Center can cause some hangs or delays, then I agree 100% with them to take it off the 3G.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Yeah, that's the problem with iOS and the 3G. It was GameCenter! I knew it. All those people complaining, and it was due to them playing games over the internet. Ha!

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