Apple reveals graphics API Metal for iOS 8

Apple reveals graphics API Metal for iOS 8
Ben Parfitt

By Ben Parfitt

June 3rd 2014 at 10:40AM

Proprietary tech to enable developers to squeeze more power out of iPhone and iPad

The processing cost of outputting high-end graphics on iOS devices is to be reduced.

That’s thank to a new proprietary tech from Apple called Metal that allows devs to get more out of an iPhone or iPad’s innards, in much the same way as AMD’s Mantle promises to do for desktop PCs.

It works on Apple’s A7 chip that is currently found inside the iPhone 5S, iPad Air and iPad Mini.

Metal will arrive alongside the newly revealed iOS 8 this autumn.

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