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The latest iPhone SDK is now available, and unlike last time, it actually comes with an awesome new feature: OpenGL ES support! Now the iPhone simulator can render OpenGL ES that "mirror behavior on the iPhone and iPod Touch." The ES in OpenGL ES stands for embedded systems, and is the official graphics API in both Symbian and Android as well. As a side note, Open GL ES 2.0 is also supported by the PS3 as "an official graphics API" according to Wikipedia, in case you're playing the world's nerdiest game of Trivial Pursuit.
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Sick! Super good news!
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Maybe Ill put CS:S on my iPhone lawl
    
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I dont like the idead of bringing video games in everything because they can. Play games in Consloes and PC.
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I dont like the idead of bringing video games in everything because they can. Play games in Consloes and PC.
Today i had to sit on the bus for 2 hours to get to the orienteering course i was doing for Physical Education A - then i had to sit in the forrest for 3 hours after finishing with zilch to do apart from talking to my mates, which gets a bit annoying after a while! If i had games like this on my iPod touch it would defo have made those 5 hours a bit more entertaining... And i think thats the whole point of games on handhelds anyway.
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I dont like the idead of bringing video games in everything because they can. Play games in Consloes and PC.
Who said anything about video games? OSX Leopard uses opengl to render pretty much the whole GUI. Most of the reflection and transparency in Apple apps are rendered with opengl now. Bringing opengl to the iPhone means bringing eye candy, not games
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Who said anything about video games? OSX Leopard uses opengl to render pretty much the whole GUI. Most of the reflection and transparency in Apple apps are rendered with opengl now. Bringing opengl to the iPhone means bringing eye candy, not games
then what's Core Animation all about?
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then what's Core Animation all about?
I believe that Core Animation is an API for Mac apps that is implemented in part by OpenGL. I'm not entirely certain about that though
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Now this is interesting! Could allow so many cool things...
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