The launch of the Apple iPhone in 2007 wasn’t wholly responsible for Apple’s turnaround in fortunes, but it was probably the product that accelerated their growth the most and got them to the stage they are at now, where their revenue is approaching that of the GDP of New Zealand! (It’s about time they put a rugby team together).
Other phones (Android mostly with Windows snapping at their heels) have got in on the action, but the iPhone remains a very strong product and certainly a very profitable one for Apple. In fact, it’s their “cash cow”.
And if you like playing casino games on the move, this is excellent news, because the games designers focus on this product when they develop slots, roulette and blackjack games for mobile casino players. This might change as Android stills more and more market share, but for now, it’s the Iphone that stands at the front of the queue. Many of the newer casinos like Ace Kingdom were built with iPhones in mind from the start. Other sites like Sky Casino have always been pretty strong in this area.
The choice suddenly got much wider with the launch of the iPhone 7 (4.7″) and iPhone 7 Plus (5.5″). Apple seemed to have weathered the initial scare stories about the phones bending in your back pocket (and when, well, bending them on purpose), but people are voting with their feet and this looks set to be a very popular phone. And most casinos have now retrofitted their most popular games, like Mega Moolah, so that that work on smaller screens.
Not all casinos optimise the experience for iPhone users, but some do it very well. And iOS is still the software that the games developers focus on first when they are developing their iPhone casinos (this is the case for most app development ny the way), so chances are, if you are on an iPhone, you’ll get the newest games before your friends who are using Android. the poor people on Windows phones gnerally have to wait a little longer.
There are two ways to play casino games on an iPhone. the most popular (and the most widespread), is through a mobile browser like Safari or Chrome. Flash games don’t work on Apple devices, so iPhone casinos use HTML5 games. You still won’t have the same choice as you would on your desktop or mobile, but more and more games are being converted to this format- it’s just a matter of time before the whole range is on there.