Software requirements for iPhone slots
Many online casinos will actually have a minimum software requirement in order to run a casino, and by default, the slots. This is usually based around the operating system of the iPhone. Many casinos will be compatible with a range of different iOS options, but it's always important to make sure your iPhone is up to date.
If you're using an older model, like the iPhone 4, you're still likely to be able to play the games. However, you should check that the iPhone casino supports your device before making an account.
Having said this, most apps or mobile browser sites for casinos do not actually need much in the way of resources to run them. While many casinos will enable iOS 10 devices to access their games, it's still better to be as up-to-date as possible. Newer phones will also provide a better experience as they will have a faster processing speed, more RAM, larger screens and more memory.
If you find that when you play games keep crashing, it could be an issue with your cell rather than the casino or the games. It's worth investing in a newer model if this is something you plan to do regularly. That being said, it's still possible to enjoy online gaming with older iPhones.
App and Browser options for iPhones
Most online casinos these days will make sure they are compatible for use on mobile devices in one form or another. These days players can access games either via a mobile-optimized browser version of the traditional desktop site or via a specific dedicated downloadable casino app.
However, while these apps were popular, the fact that they have to be downloaded, taking up space on the iPhone, has meant that fewer players are taking these on. In many cases, online casinos are eschewing the mobile app in favour of ensuring their site is mobile compatible. This means that even if you access the site via your mobile browser, you're going to get the same gaming experience.
iPhone App vs. Browser Play
It's important to decide which way you'd like to access your online casino before you make the final decision on which casino to choose. However, when it comes to picking between an app or the mobile browser, there's not really that much in it.
The only difference here is the location you access the software from, i.e., the app or the website. You will go through the exact same registration process although you may not have access to the same suite of games.
From our experience, you get more bang for your buck if you opt to play by registering via a casino's mobile-friendly website. Sometimes the casino app that casino brands make available is pretty limited, and you could find yourself getting frustrated.