Otterbox introduces a new design for their defender series lineup of iPhone 4/4s cases. The first rollout is a digital camo series, however they’ve sent out questionnaires to people asking them to vote on designer style cases. You can grab yours for preorder now over at Otterbox for $59.95
The New iPad As The Next Gaming Console
To deny the iPad’s gaming capability would be more than ignorant whether referencing the” New iPad” or the iPad 2. The graphics for games such as Infinity Blade are precise and crisp the latest iPad’s CPU only adds to strengthen that. With graphics processing capabilities to rival that of the current XBOX 360 and PS3 the iPad is both a mobile and console gaming platform to be recon with. At least it could be as it currently stands it’s missing a couple key elements.
The lack of physical controls is a huge one, though Epic Games has done a great job with the Infinity Blade Series and innovative touch controls, it’s still not the same. Now there are a few developers out their working on that, the problems they run into is getting the App programmers to integrate the controller code into their games. Though the codes are often free they require extra programming and the decision of which controller to pick. To get that actual controller in your hands for an iPad is really going to require one of two things. One Apple could make a physical controller and honestly I don’t know if that’s just a dream or not it would at least give game developers one controller platform to work with. The other option is the creation of an app similar to Joypad but done by Apple which would turn your iPhone or iPod into a controller for the iPad. The other key element lacking are console quality games however Mike Capps President of Epic Games said “Apple is definitely building their devices as if they care a lot about ‘triple-A’ games” and if anybody would know he would. If that’s true than drawing game developers or games already in the works to deliver that console quality probably won’t be a problem for Apple.