The Launch of iPhone 5 and What it means to Developers

iPhone 5 for Application Developers

  Apple launched the iPhone 5 with a lot of fanfare. Hundreds of journalists and photographers attended the event and the news regarding the launch of this new device found it place on the first page of several newspapers. Most news channels were covering the event live, and millions of people were watching the unveiling of Apple devices. Quite a few future professional iPhone application developers were also watching the event with bated breath.

iphone 5 developersWhile a number of iPhone 5 and iOS 6 features had been leaked a few weeks before the event, there were quite a few new things in the event. The overwhelming response of users to iPhone 5 (over 2 million pre-orders) shows that this iPhone is going to be even bigger than the previous versions of iPhones. Let's look at how all this going to affect an iPhone 5 application developer. Although the iPhone 5 is a huge success, there haven't been that many changes in the hardware. Many say that the new iPhone is “more of an evolution than a revolution”.

iOS 6 for iPhone 51. Updating to the New iOS
With iPhone 5 comes the iOS 6. Many app owners will want to upgrade their apps to make the most of iOS 6 features. Also, the app will need to fit the larger iPhone 5 screen. So, most programmers will be working on making existing apps work better on the new device and the new operating system. The one's who've not worked with the beta version of iOS 6 will be updating themselves to stay current.

2. Games App Developers Will Rejoice

iPhone 5 game applicationsWhile the previous versions of the iPhones were called the 'best handheld gaming devices', iPhone 5, with its unparalleled support to graphics and super fast A6 processor, has the power to support any and every game. Undoubtedly, this console-quality gaming device will attract a lot of attention from game developers. With the release of iPhone 5, the demand for iPhone game developers will increase, and a lot of developers will be finding new ways to use the iPhone 5 features for creating innovative games.

3. Using the Better Camera and PassBook

Better Camera and PassBook in iPhone 5Apple has put three cameras in iPhone 5. These improved cameras pave the way for creating lot better augmented reality apps. The developers will be busy finding ways of merging the different camera capabilities with different iOS 6 features to create powerful photo, calling and augmented reality apps. The new cameras are also capable of decoding barcode stickers using the in-built Passbook feature. So, app developers will be exploring the possibilities of building apps that harness the power of these features.

iPhone 5 Application development
4. Developing Lots of Apps for iPhone 5
More than anything else, one thing is certain: Apple iPhone 5 is going to be really big. A number of developers have used the iOS 6 beta to create apps for the latest iPhone. The popularity of iPhone 5 will fuel the demand for more apps, and your average iPhone 5 application developer will be worked hard and long to develop applications.

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