Why do some games require the compass when they don't use it?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by zorinlynx, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    #1
    Examples: Disney Hidden Worlds, and some of the Lego Star Wars games...

    As far as I can tell, they don't actually USE the compass for anything, yet they require it!

    This doesn't affect me as I have an iPhone, but I know someone with an iPod Touch who wants to play these games...
     
  2. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

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    It's kinda like how some games require a front facing camera.

    It's probably to make sure that you can't install the game on a device which isn't powerful enough to run the game.
     

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