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Unity iOS Essentials by Robert Wiebe

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Chapter 2. iOS Performance Guide

iOS devices are a relatively new technology, but because of their compact form factor, they will perform at nowhere near the level of desktop platforms. Because of this, they are certainly nowhere near as powerful as today's modern dedicated game consoles. From a hardware perspective, iOS devices are not so much equivalent to a Playstation 3 as they are to an Original Playstation 1. It's not a perfect analogy, but the graphical performance of both platforms is relatively similar. Keeping that in mind, we understand that we will not be making the most stunning cutting edge game on the market (though we might pull off the most stunning mobile game).

The main thing we need to remember is that this is not a comparison ...

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