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What to Expect on iOS 14 in Terms of Gaming Updates

Written by Contributor, on 2nd Sep 2020. Posted in General

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Meta: The new iOS 14 update from Apple will bring lots of exciting changes with it. Let’s take a look at some of the ones that will affect gaming through an iPhone.

Each new iOS update has the potential to completely transform gaming as we currently know it. Though there are many changes that have been brought through with previous updates, and iOS 14 will still deliver many new innovations that will make it easier than ever for people to access games through their phone. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from the new update.

The Importance of iPhone Support

Before taking a precise look at some of the benefits, let’s discuss why it is so important that both Apple and gaming providers alike continue to create a collaborative environment.

It is thought that there are approximately 3.5 billion smartphone users worldwide; this number is predicted to rise to 3.8 billion by the end of 2021. Thus far in the second quarter of 2020, approximately 13.5% of all smartphones sold around the world were an Apple iPhone. This figure does not account for the many millions already in use.

Apple is one of the most popular tech providers around, and their devices are beloved by millions in countries across the world. As a result, it is incredibly important that Apple is prepared to offer support for apps that are developed for their platform. Likewise, third-party developers – such as the software providers for games and casinos – need to be able to work with the data provided by Apple to ensure their games are always fully compatible.

Apple Arcade

One of the big developments that is coming with the iOS update is the further development of the Apple Arcade subscription service. Changes to this include being able to browse games with ease, view the progress of both you and your friends within the same game, and gain sneak peeks into upcoming games.

There will also be a quick launch for those games that you have played most recently, to help speed up your return to them. This is great news for software developers as it means that they have yet another platform on which they are able to promote their games. More platforms on which games can be promoted means more exposure, and a greater chance of being discovered and played by someone new.

Further Language Support

Apple has done a lot of work to improve their language support for this update. While this is important for end-users as it means they will be able to hopefully use their device in their first language as opposed to second or third, there are also some fantastic impacts for software developers too.

It all comes down to exposure once more. There are many gaming companies out there that operate in just English, and create games exclusively for the English-speaking markets. Let’s take the casino industry here as the perfect example. If you were to head to an online casino provided by Aspire Global, you might find that it has language support for both English and several major European languages.

What do you do if your own language is not supported? You can always turn to Apple. Their browser Safari is coming with a new update that will allow real-time translation into some of the most popular languages used worldwide. This allows people to view something that might not have been accessible to them in the past While it could be something as simple as sign-up instructions for a casino that has caught their eye, it could also be many other important web pages that they have otherwise been unable to accurately translate.

Password Monitoring

While password monitoring is often spoken about in a wider sense of internet safety, it is regularly focused on from the point of view of gaming. However, it is incredibly important. To be able to buy games or spend money to play our favourite titles, we will at some point have to hand over important information about ourselves. This can include banking information as well as private personal details such as full name and address. In the wrong hands, this data can be very dangerous.

We rely on our favourite sites to be able to keep this data safe. Through the latest encryption methods and other techniques, this can be done to a certain extent. However, a user’s password can also produce a weak spot that a determined hacker can break through. The new iOS update will help to keep your passwords safe, and will regularly monitor for breaches and other intrusions to help you stay safe as you play.

These are just three of the major areas being tackled by the iOS 14 update. It is clear that Apple has spent a lot of time and effort in developing this update to really meet the needs and expectations of their customers. This update should help users to explore both their devices and the wider technical world in an easier and more intuitive manner.

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