The iPhone 4 Supports 3D Motion Gaming

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The newly-announced iPhone 4 adds a 3-axis gyroscope to the motion-sensing mix, tied together with the accelerometer and built-in GPS to provide 6-axis motion sensing gaming.

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In these pictures from gdgt, Steve Jobs introduces an all-new method of motion controlling iPhone games live on stage at Apple's WDCC 2010 event.

Previous iterations of the iPhone have used an accelerometer to sense side-to-side and up-and-down movement, which has worked fine so far. The iPhone 4 adds a gyroscope to the mix, giving the device full 3D motion support. Jobs demonstrated this using a Jenga-like tower of blocks, which he tilted and rotated until they finally toppled over.

"We've tied the gyro, accelerometer, and GPS for 6-axis motion sensing. It's perfect for gaming - and one of the reasons it's perfect is because it's built into every iPhone 4, so you know it's there."

In essence, this development will allow for full motion-controlled gaming on a mobile platform. This could be big.

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Live WWDC 2010 Coverage [gdgt]

DISCUSSION

I'm sorry but the mobile phone has just become an abomination. People use it for everything these days other than what it was created for: MAKING PHONE CALLS! You don't need to text, surf the web, listen to music or play fancy games. For everything thats been put onto phones you may as well just get a fucking laptop.