iPad will play iPhone games

Ben Parfitt
iPad will play iPhone games

Apple confirmed today that its new tablet device, the iPad, will be compatible with iPhone games without the need for modification.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the new device at a special one-off event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, California.

The iPad is using 'pixel doubling' to run apps full-screen, although they can also be run as small windows in the middle of the screen at their original resolution.

People buying the iPad will be able to sync their existing app library onto it, though developers can “spend some time modifying their app” to get the most out of the iPad and its display.

A new version of the iPhone SDK is being released today with the necessary tools.

However, it appears as if Flash games will not be available for the device, though Apple nor Adobe have made any announcements yet in regards to this.

Though Jobs said that all iPhone apps will be playable on the new device, the sheer number of iPhone games will certainly fully test that claim.

Story originally published on Develop

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