Apple Flight Simulator?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by slenpree, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. slenpree macrumors 6502a

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    now that apple are doing 3D mapping in many cities around the world, I wonder if they could use this to build a flight simulator!
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I don't see a connection between mapping and flight simulators.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Apple really doesn't do games, and I don't think there's much of a market for flight simulators these days.
     
  4. MarcusCarpenter macrumors 6502a

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    For sure, its more of a Microsoft thing, better stick to Microsoft Flight sim
     
  5. EthanLMT macrumors regular

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    If anyone would do that it would probably be Google... They did it a while ago with Google Earth and I don't see why they couldn't do it again with the new Google Maps Street View and what not.
     
  6. decafjava macrumors 68000

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    I was big on flight sims a long time ago now. Just as with real aviation, drones seem to be the in thing, a lot more fun to fly a Parrot or any one of the dozens of other flying smartdevice-controlled flying toys out there than to fly some pixels.
     
  7. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Tell that to X-Plane 10 users. That and Infinite Flight rate/rank pretty highly in the iOS charts. Mac and PC also sell a lot of copies of it. I agree though - Apple don't make games.
     
  8. bradl macrumors 68040

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    X-Plane, and Prepar3d. Both are very strong simulators with a large and vocal community.

    BL.
     

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