No Game Center For Mac App Store – Many Features Missing Too

Apple’s new application market for Macs, the Mac App Store could be missing a number of features when it launches next month, according to the updated version of the iTunes Connect Developer Guide published yesterday.

According to reports, the Mac App Store may not let users to demo or trial applications before purchase. Also, unlike its iOS cousin, developers may not be able to generate promo codes for select users to try applications from the App Store without purchase. It is worth noting that iOS app developers may generate up to 50 promo codes that can be distributed to reviewers and friends across the world.

This is not all. The upcoming Mac App Store may also lack other anticipated features like an in-app purchase functionality and support for Game Center, the recently launched social network for gamers.

Apple has always been known to offer minimalistic first version of devices and so it is likely that these features may be offered as software upgrades sometime down the line. But if you were eager to challenge your friends over Game Center, then you may have to wait for some more time.

Game Center For iPhone 3G Now Ported

When Steve Jobs unveiled the new Game Center on iOS 4.1, he was quick to point out that the gaming features will not be available for older iPhone models like the iPhone 3G. Now as disappointing as that sounds, here is some good news if you own a jailbroken iPhone 3G. Apple’s new Game Center […]

When Steve Jobs unveiled the new Game Center on iOS 4.1, he was quick to point out that the gaming features will not be available for older iPhone models like the iPhone 3G. Now as disappointing as that sounds, here is some good news if you own a jailbroken iPhone 3G. Apple’s new Game Center for iOS 4.1 has just been ported to the iPhone 3G model.

“The process involves modification of some .plist files found in the original GameCenter.ipa file for iPhone 3GS, and then SSH’ing this modified file on to jailbroken iPhone 3G running iOS 4.1. Since modifying .ipa files breaks Apple’s DRM, I cant share the exact instructions, or the modified file with you.”

We hear that the Game Center works seamlessly on the older iPhone model as well and hence it is surprising why Apple decided to not include this functionality on iPhone 3G. Well, on second thoughts and to be honest, it’s not very surprising considering that Apple is known to disincentivize people owning older iPhone models to retain their handsets in favor of newer handsets.

[via RedmondPie ]