With mobile online gambling increasing its market share in the overall gambling sector, it is always interesting to follow the trends of smartphones and the major manufacturers. There is a lot of buzz in the air regarding the launch of the iPhone 5 which is rumored to be released sometime in September.

More and more mobile casino apps are being developed to satisfy all gambling markets that include mobile scratchies, slots and poker. The ease and accessibility of all our favorite online scratch games and slots being delivered to our fingertips has drastically improved all of our online gaming experiences.

The iPhone is considered by many as the pioneer in smartphones and it is largely credited with revolutionizing the way we approach online activities including mobile gambling. Many industry experts go as far as to say that Apple is the leader of the smartphone market and the other manufactures simply follow their lead.

We are all aware of the iPhone’s global popularity and success. With their impending release of the iPhone 5 there are analysts like Horace Dediu of Asymco who forecast that out of the 200 million iPhones set to be sold in the next year, over 170 million could be those of the iPhone 5.

This interesting forecast is based on figures released by Apple themselves in their much talked about ongoing trial over patent infringements with Samsung. According to marketing chief of Apple, Phil Schiller, “Each new generation sold approximately equal to all previous generations combined.”

This astounding figure has important ramifications for the entire mobile gambling sector. More and more scratch cards and slots sites are frantically developing mobile scratchard and casino apps which will be powered by the likes of the new iPhone 5.

Any top casino company who does not follow mobile technology trends is simply set to fall behind their competitors. There are many people to whom mobile smartphone and tablets are the only way they play their casino games. Losing out on this revenue is not an option for developers of online casino establishments if they wish to stay in touch with the future.