David Sparks on Apple’s recently announced “Metal” technology:
Maybe the push for Metal was more about the AppleTV than iOS.
Here’s how Apple describes Metal: “Built for developers who create highly immersive console games, Metal is a new technology that will allow them to squeeze maximum performance from the A7 chip.” The current AppleTV sports an A5 chip. Maybe the next iteration gets an A7 and Metal, then it could really fly.
In related news, the mobile game Threes is heading to the Xbox One soon, so I think there’s definitely room for iOS casual gaming to move to the living room.