Apple boasts ‘console-level gaming’ on iPhone 7

During the company’s iPhone 7 event, Apple VP Phil Schiller talked about the new chip the company had designed for the latest phone and how it would make mobile gaming feel more like a console.

Dubbed the A10 Fusion, which Schiller called the most powerful and capable GPU ever used in an iPhone, the processor allows the iPhone to operate at speeds that it couldn’t previously. To show off the full capabilities, Schiller invited the developer of Oz: Broken Kingdom on stage to show off the game in action. According to the developer, there’s a noticeable difference between playing the game on the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus versus other mobile devices the title can be played on.

Schiller also confirmed that F1 2016 would be coming to the iPhone 7. Schiller said that the A10 Fusion, which was designed with better video playback and gaming in mind, is a major performance booster. That means that even games like Pokémon Go or the newly announced Super Mario Run, will run at a higher speed and with better performance than they would have on the iPhone 6S, which ran an A9 chip.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available to pre-order on Sept. 9. The iPhone 7 will go for $679 and the Plus will cost $749.

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