I feel like the main reasons gamers have gone to phones / tablets are... a) less time in the day to play games b) to shut their kids up while out and about :)
I used to game like mad, I still do once in a while, but it's so much harder when you're trying to be responsible. Ugh growing up sucks ;)
They are a no contract, low income, no credit needed carrier. Also have to pay full price for an iPhone. Why would low credit / low income users come out in droves to purchase the $500.00+ iPhone?
Obviously we're talking about diminishing returns. But the scaling on the Mac Pro with 24 threads has been fairly linear. Does that mean we won't see a drop at 25 threads? Who knows, but it will be a damn long time before ARM is in the same boat.
WTF are you rambling on and on about??? Who ever said there would never be a need for multi-core cpus for iOS? *IF* anyone ever stated that, they were not informed at all. There has been multi-core and multi-processing support in iOS since the beginning. There has been multi-core cpus since iPhone 4s and iPad 2, right around the time multi-core arm processors were being released.
This article is absurd. iOS is one of the most multi-core friendly operating systems out there. See GCD, NSOperationQueue, etc. I've really been questioning AppleInsider and the rumors they post as of late. Seems they post just about anything now days.
If they can pair up with someone like Nike, or do what Nike has done for running, I'd be very interested in this. With daily intense workouts that don't involve running, I still wonder how many calories i burned, how I compared to the day / week / month / year before. Why I love Nike+.