While it is common knowledge that the iOS 8 has enabled Apple to offer a more satisfying proposition to gamers, many are wondering whether this will continue as the technology giant rolls out new devices. With an iOS 9 update scheduled for the summer and the iPad Pro also confirmed for a 2015 release, gamers will be keen to determine whether or not Apple is committed to superseding Android as the premier gaming platform. There is a particularly high level of interest among the iPad Pro, so it will be interesting to see how this is received among gamers.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at the iPad Pro’s key features and whether or not they lend themselves to an immersive gaming experience.
According to initial reports, the iPad Pro will sport a large, 12.2 inch screen. This is considerably smaller than was initially suggested, with Mac Fan claiming that the previously rumoured size of 12.9 inches provided considerably more challenges than benefits. This display is still considerably larger than the Nvidia Shield Tablet, however, while it also boasts a similar resolution and the much-vaunted Metal graphics engine. Ideal for optimizing platform and casino games such as roulette or blackjack, the iPad Pro will certainly deliver a visually satisfying gaming experience.
In terms of design, MacFan also claims that the dimensions of the iPad Pro will be approximately 305.31mm x 220.8mm x 7mm. The 7mm thickness is particularly interesting, as this distinguishes the device as being considerably thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus. This will make it easier to hold and operate while gaming, while it should also offer a more convenient solution for mobile players. The fact that it is noticeably thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus will certainly pique the interest of customers, as this suggests that Apple is continuing in its drive to create gaming compatible devices.