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Lunar Lander sample app

BoyGeniusReport posted an extensive gallery of screenshots from the upcoming iPhone 2.0 Firmware (currently labeled version 1.2). The screenshots include a number of configuration screens as well as a few screenshots from a not-yet-functional iTunes App Store. The Lunar Lander game depicted above represents a sample game that Apple provides to developers to demonstrate various iPhone specific features, such as the accelerometers.

After the initial "we'll be in touch" emails, we've received multiple reports that Apple has been accepting more developers into the official development program ($99/year). This provides those developers with early access to the iPhone 2.0 firmware and the ability to install their applications onto the iPhone itself.

Apple will officially launch the iPhone 2.0 alongside the iTunes App Store in late June.

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caliguy

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Ooh... I want Pocket Tanks on my iPhone. That would be reeeally addictive.
 

JonMan

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The gaming possibilities are the most interesting to me. I was about to buy a Nintendo DS this week, but I may hold off now.

I'm really just looking for a way to kill some time on the subway. I can't see anything that the DS offers over these upcoming iPhone games....
 

carfac

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Has anyone managed to get the iPhone 2.0 software before release apart from developers?

the iphone dev team- they say they have cracked it already. I assume Apple has not approved them as Developers yet!
 

GFLPraxis

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The gaming possibilities are the most interesting to me. I was about to buy a Nintendo DS this week, but I may hold off now.

I'm really just looking for a way to kill some time on the subway. I can't see anything that the DS offers over these upcoming iPhone games....

Surely you are joking. It's a bit early to make judgements like this, is it not?

You're saying the DS doesn't offer anything over upcoming iPhone games...yet let us look at the announced list of iPhone games, shall we? Oh wait...right.

The most in-depth game we've been shown so far has been a Super Monkey Ball title and a Spore tech demo (which, I should mention, has not actually been officially announced for release).

Compare this to the DS's library of AAA games.

From a technical perspective perhaps the iPhone offers just as much, but from a software perspective the DS is overflowing with quality software and the iPhone just has a few apps in the pipeline- and yet to have any exclusive "killer apps". There are no deep franchises with titles coming out on the iPhone yet- just little casual games like Super Monkey Ball.

While I don't doubt the iPhone has a lot of potential, ranking it in the same category as the DS when only a SINGLE well-known franchise title has even been announced is jumping the gun a little.
 

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ruckus

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EDIT: I decided to remove what I said because even if unlikely, it could infringe on the NDA and I really don't want to lose out on this dev opportunity.
 

pcorajr

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I am wondering the same... how long till the firmware get leaked out by one of the developer. Im pretty sure that Apple is probably attacking certain information to the firmware to identify who leaked it.
 

mca7

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I hope there is a little more to that game then landing space ship on the moon.
 

JonMan

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Surely you are joking. It's a bit early to make judgements like this, is it not?

You're saying the DS doesn't offer anything over upcoming iPhone games...yet let us look at the announced list of iPhone games, shall we? Oh wait...right.

The most in-depth game we've been shown so far has been a Super Monkey Ball title and a Spore tech demo (which, I should mention, has not actually been officially announced for release).

Compare this to the DS's library of AAA games.

From a technical perspective perhaps the iPhone offers just as much, but from a software perspective the DS is overflowing with quality software and the iPhone just has a few apps in the pipeline- and yet to have any exclusive "killer apps". There are no deep franchises with titles coming out on the iPhone yet- just little casual games like Super Monkey Ball.

While I don't doubt the iPhone has a lot of potential, ranking it in the same category as the DS when only a SINGLE well-known franchise title has even been announced is jumping the gun a little.

Seems like I struck a nerve. Obviously the DS has a significantly bigger selection of games at the moment. And yes, we don't know how many games will be released for the iPhone, nor we do know anything with respect to the quality of the games that do get released.

That being said, however, I will wait until June and not purchase a DS. I am a casual gamer, and so long as there are a few games that are fun to play and provide some nice eye candy, I'm sold. Why would someone like me go out and purchase an additional device?
 

chuckles:)

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These games look cool. I hope the dev team's jailbreak solution allows me to use both authentic and unapproved apps, because I still need to unlock my phone, but spore looks cool.
 

Telp

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These games look cool. I hope the dev team's jailbreak solution allows me to use both authentic and unapproved apps, because I still need to unlock my phone, but spore looks cool.

Just curious as to why you wanna jailbreak still. Not that i am surprised, and i can think of reasons myself, but just curious as to your reasons.
 

jjm3

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"Interface" and "Tweaks"

Ooh, what are these new "Interface" and "Tweaks" preference categories? Are they just temporary things like a debugger, or something new that we'll all get to fiddle with come June?
 

koobcamuk

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...I am a casual gamer, and so long as there are a few games that are fun to play and provide some nice eye candy, I'm sold. Why would someone like me go out and purchase an additional device?

Casual gamers crippled the gaming world.
 

chuckles:)

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Just curious as to why you wanna jailbreak still. Not that i am surprised, and i can think of reasons myself, but just curious as to your reasons.

I live in Canada, so I'm going to need to unlock it, which requires a jailbreak. There are also some very fun (albeit basic) games around for jailbroken iphons.
 
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