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Almost as predictable as the White Sox losing baseball games this season, Chair's own Donald Mustard took the stage at the keynote this afternoon to announce Infinity Blade III as benchmark software for the just-announced iPhone 5S, which, according to Mustard is "five times faster" than the iPhone 5.

OpenGL 3S 3.0 support on the iPhone 5S means that lighting and other graphical effects are going to be absolutely incredible. Judging by the various liveblogs, the realtime demo shown is crazy-detailed.

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Like all of the games announced during Apple keynotes, details are remarkably vague. We expect the trailer shown during the keynote to pop up any minute now, so stay tuned for that. What we do know is it'll be available on the App Store along side the iPhone 5S, which shouldn't be much of a wait at all.

  • MicroByte

    Freaking 64-bit A7! Wonder how hot that bad boy will run? Still, it's amazing how much closer, year by year, mobile devices like this get to console quality power.

    • lepke

      They just killed invida next processor 2 years out and they said they would beat apple easy.. Lol but then again they said their latest was fastest in the world but was then beat by a6 in independent tests.

  • tzuptzop

    just buy'd my iphone 5 few mounths ago...
    damn;(

    • Samurix16

      Lol same here

    • NOEN

      Same

    • Thaumite

      "Just buy'd"
      "Buy'd"
      It's 'bought'

      • tzuptzop

        "buy'd" ... "bought" ... who cares? the point was I just got a new iPhone 5 and now another one, 5times better(from what I've read) is out...

      • shdwstar2417

        The 5S And 5c rumors have been out for months now why didn't u wait ?

      • B30

        I think some people live on the moon.

      • Deixa

        2017: iPhone 7S
        2018: iPhone 8
        2019: iPhone 8S
        2020: iPhone 9
        2021: iPhone 9S
        2022: iPhone 10

      • JohnnyJ301

        2040: iPhone 20S, with an A45 chip. Equipped to give you a HJ in your pickup.

      • Popsux

        I don't think iPhone's exist in 2040! We'll all be cyborgs by then! Some apple hardware is plugged in to all of our brains and eye-balls (and balls lol).

      • Jay G

        Umm, because "buy'd" is not a word in any known language?

      • lepke

        Yet you understood, mind blown!!

      • Jay G

        Don't you mean "understand'd"?

      • darkcheetah

        Don't mind lepke...he the Scott of the U.S.

      • Based Xatu

        That's life. Be happy with what you have.

      • HelperMonkey

        It's the interwebs, man. Deal with it.

      • Popsux

        I like how we all can comunicate on the interweb! It's pretty more awsomerer then comunicate on the internet. I whish i had buy'd my iphone many months ago. Beecuzz then i would'n't' have had to buy'd me a new one when the new ones cumz out! Sorry for my bad english i'm from england!

    • JohnnyJ301

      Yup, Apple really knows how to screw their customers and keep stringing them along. I do like Apple I just hate how every 8 months. A newer and better device is added.

      • Jay G

        There are 20 new Android models released every week and you're complaining about Apple's once-a-year (not 8 months) release schedule? How about you don't worry yourself about (happy) Apple customers and stick to worrying about that fragmentation over there.

      • JohnnyJ301

        It's because I buy Apple products and I don't like how Apple strings their customers along to buy the latest and greatest device.Who says I'm worrying, I'm making a comment. How about you stop being such a prissy fanboy.

      • dancj

        Damn. I thought other people were failing to notice your sarcasm until I read this reply

      • JohnnyJ301

        I wasn't being sarcastic.

      • Jay G

        They are not stringing anyone along, no one is forcing anyone to buy a new phone every year, you do it out of choice, or when your old one breaks, it's called free will. If you can't get past your own addiction to immediate gratification, it's not Apple's fault.

        Oh, and stop with the name-calling, it's childish and insulting and has no place in adult conversation.

      • Johnny101

        Then stop being a fecitious prick and then maybe you wouldn't be called names :) I was making a general comment about Apple's selling practices which obviously got blown out of proportions. You're right it is my choice not to buy a newer and better 500 dollar apple product each year. If you can't see that Apple has that marketing strategy where they string customers along to buy the latest and greatest Apple device, you're blind man... but yes, I have the free will not to play along every year.

      • darkcheetah

        Given that the model in our society for debate ate politicians, and politicians name call all the time, I would say name calling is perfectly reasonable in this day and age. Still unintelligent, but the societal norm at this point.

      • JohnnyJ301

        I can tell you that I am intelligent, and that name calling is perfectly reasonable in this discussion and sometimes needed to get the point across. Rather than speaking in a condescending tone :)

      • darkcheetah

        Yeah, unintelligent was a bit rude of me. It is a social norm so really arguing against name calling is what would actually be considered unintelligent going by what the majority of society has deemed an appropriate behavior.

      • JohnnyJ301

        lol, I'm not sure if you're trying to put one over us on that comment, is that sarcasm?
        I don't think name calling is appropriate but it is the norm on the internet. Whether it's in forums or playing Call of Duty with your headset and mic.
        Unfortunately people take many liberties in public forums that they wouldn't take in real life situations but we all just accept this behavior nowadays.

      • Lerisbo1192

        Its once a year. And what did u expect?? Its the standards in the smartphone market. Every brand does that!!

      • JohnnyJ301

        Oh c'mon, they have a yearly upgrade for their iPhones, iPads, iPod touches charging a small fortune. A device that is 2-3 years old is basically obsolete. So consumers are expected to spend 400 dollars a year on an apple device. Who gives a crap about the smartphone market, that's not the point !!!

      • toxiccheese

        Yep, and Samsung releases 30 new models this year alone and screws everyone that bought one from week to week. Apple releases one a year. How are they the bad guy suddenly?

        I have a 4 and I've been waiting to upgrade to the 5s. I know that a 6 will be out soon, but that's my choice to upgrade now.

      • JohnnyJ301

        Well for one, if you buy a new Samsung every week, that person would be a complete moron, lol. It is the person's choice to buy or upgrade. As mentioned I like Apple products but I don't like their selling practices. If you don't think they have the technology to make a device that doesn't need to be upgraded every year. You're being fooled.

      • lepke

        I bought an ipad4 not long ago, don't care, wanted it now and when I upgrade (in no rush,) I can simply sell this for a fair amount and buy another and guess what?! With da power of da cloud I don't lose anything really. Oh and android releases shit every week and android sucks.

      • JohnnyJ301

        I've always liked apple products but everyone knows they got you by the balls. To think in another year the iPad 4 will be an old device. Even though you spent 500 to 600 dollars on it? Not everyone has the disposable income to spend 500 dollars on a new device every year. That's what bothers me.

      • edwin.ramirez

        First you can't blame a company who sells these devices for a living to come out yearly with a new model and try very hard I convince people to buy it.
        And second, you don't have to buy a new model each year just because it comes out to the market. Just upgrade if you have the money and enough reason to change.
        I'm still hanging on to my almost three year old iPhone 4 and I don't think the 5S has enough features to convince me of upgrading.

      • darkcheetah

        I think you fail to grasp the concept of capitalism.

      • JohnnyJ301

        lol, I know what capitalism is but it doesn't mean I have to like it or stand in line and sleep in a tent to be first in line to get the newest Apple device. C'mon man, get a grip. Maybe you fail to grasp what the term " sheeple" is?

      • darkcheetah

        No, I'm not really into extreme capitalization as well. Just seems pointless to argue against it when that's what the majority of "sheeple" want. I myself would have no problem shooting the rich and political in the face to affect change in regards to our economic system. Of course we all saw the way the general public reacted the last time someone shot a politician in the face. Based on that, the U.S. public isn't interested in moving away from our unethical system of greed where the few have almost everything and the many have little.

      • Cause007

        New model of iPhone once per year. You're under a two-year contract anyway, so why are you complaining? You should be happy to know you can count on a newer model coming out at the time your contract is up.

      • JohnnyJ301

        Dude, I'm not particulary referring to the iphone, this also applies to the iPad, iPod touch, Apple devices in general. Read the original statements.

    • toxiccheese

      You knew that a new one was coming this fall. Everyone knew it. Why didn't you wait?

      • darkcheetah

        Not necessarily, they "always" released the iPad in the spring and they changed that out of the blue...who's to say at any moment they won't do the same with the iPhone.

  • Platyrrhine

    It's cool, but I'm still not over IB:D. I thought we had something special :(

    • NOEN

      I will never be over IB: D. It's like "the one that got away". Lol

    • Based Xatu

      Surprise! IF3 will include IF:D!!!

  • szydab1

    Is it gonna be on devices like iPhone 4S or iPad mini or iPad 2

    • oxmuzzle

      Good question. That player base is so huge if they don't scale the game down to A5 its gonna be painful.

    • themostunclean

      Doubt they'd leave out a HUGE chunk of their consumer base. I'd say 100% chance they'll get it. It'll be scaled down probably, but iOS games never fully utilize the capabilities of newest hardware so chances are that 5/5C will run it just as well.

  • PureRumble

    Oh cool! Is it a freemium endless runner?

    No but seriously! Remember how worked up we got about rr3? You know; the "benchmark game" apple used during their previous iphone 5 keynote?

    And we were all so excited and happy...

    And then ea shoved you-know-what down our throats.

    Or it may end up like infinity blade dungeons, it simply didnt end up at all... Another "benchmark game" from the previous keynote if i remember it correctly

    Dont get me wrong. Im super excited about better mobile gaming hardware, but ive learned not to get worked up about game titles until they stand ready in the app store :)

    • laxking97

      This one is being released in 10 days though. IB:D had a very vague release date, and RR3 is, well, published by EA...

  • JohnnyJ301

    Apple should make a phone or device with a replaceable chip. Therefore your device wouldn't be obsolete every 2 years but it's Apple so that's never going to happen.

    • PureRumble

      Eeeuuuuh... Does any smartphone manufacturer do that?

      • JohnnyJ301

        eeeerrrrh, it's just an off the cuff idea, nothing serious.

      • lepke

        It is not just the chip, I see what you are saying but if you can't upgrade every year, you don't need to, most of us do not. Do you argue this much about new car models each year too?

      • JohnnyJ301

        Of course not, but a car is a necessity and a car can last 10 to 15 years if it's a quality make. There is no need to upgrade. So your point there is completely irrelevant. in iOS you do need to upgrade pretty much every two years which is BS.

      • edwin.ramirez

        Going for my third year with my iPhone 4 and seems like I'll be holding on to it a year more because that iPhone 5S isn't convincing me of wasting my money.

      • Johnny101

        That's cool. You're one of the few that doesn't need to constantly upgrade.

  • readysetboom

    Ib3. Who cares.... It will cost $10 with IAP which are required to enjoy the game. No thanks. Give me Shadow Complex. Chair is wasting their time on IB Crap games.

    • Taeles

      i wish there was a dislike button because you don't know squat about this game series or chair. If you don't like the game because of its playstyle or story, thats fine. But the infinity blade series has never required iap to enjoy it fully and chairs only failing period would be how long they tend to take with updates.

      • readysetboom

        I do know about these games. I have been following chair from their start up. IB games are the same game over and over again. They do not require skill and are boring after 15 minutes. Chair needs to go back to their roots and try something different. Shadow complex was great. IB1 was good. IB dungeons looked great too. But they are making IB series like madden games. Same game just minor updates.

      • edwin.ramirez

        They might bore you but they don't have required IAP unless you suck at the game.

  • PresidentZer0

    So, they said nothing about Mfi controller?

  • TarePlays

    Why do people complain. Lol you have a year. Literally a FUCKING year to raise 500$ tops lol. Not that hard people. Just sayin.

  • Johnny101

    Because a lot of people don't want to spend 500 bucks a year on a mobile device. Maybe their actually saving for something more important like a car. Just saying!

    • laxking97

      My dad has had every single iPhone so far. Guess how much he's had to pay to upgrade every time? $0

      If you play it smart, you can sell your old iPhone to someone, and they will buy it for easily $300 so that they don't need to be wrapped up in a contract. Then he takes one of the many upgrades available in our plan (we have 7 people in our family, so at least one person will probably have the upgrade).

      • Johnny101

        That is actually smart. With iPhones it is a different story. iPhones will be in demand but your father got extremely lucky to be able to sell them and buy without putting more money into a new one. Not many people will buy the iPhone 4 because it's an old device now. With the iPads and iPod touch its a different story, you can't get a good resale value after a device is 2 to 3 years old. Try selling the iPod 4G or iPad (1). You won't get much for them.

      • darkcheetah

        You won't get much for an iPad 2 for that matter.

      • JohnnyJ301

        True that, the iPhone is one of those devices you can hang on to longer because it still has the basic functions but if you need a device for gaming or the latest OS. You definitely need to upgrade which makes the older devices depreciate greatly in value.