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Super Mario is coming to the iPhone

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Apple is going small. On Monday, executives unveiled a new 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro at the company’s Cupertino, Calif., headquarters. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Nintendo has announced Super Mario Run is coming to the iPhone. Picture: Supplied

APPLE has announced a partnership deal with Nintendo to launch a new Super Mario game first on the App Store.

Super Mario Run will be a side scrolling, automatic running game where the user will control when Mario jumps.

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto appeared at the Apple Event in San Francisco to demo the game. He said the game would be playable with one hand.

Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto at the Apple launch event. Picture: Stephen Lam/Getty Images/AFP

Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto at the Apple launch event. Picture: Stephen Lam/Getty Images/AFPSource:AFP

A competitive online mode titled Toad Rally was also shown, where scores are ranked against other users.

The cost of the app was not revealed. The game will be released in “holiday 2016”.

Shigeru Miyamoto appeared at the Apple Event in San Francisco to demo the new game. Picture: Stephen Lam/Getty Images/AFP

Shigeru Miyamoto appeared at the Apple Event in San Francisco to demo the new game. Picture: Stephen Lam/Getty Images/AFPSource:AFP

The announcement follows the global success of augmented reality game Pokemon Go.

Launched in July, Pokemon Go has been downloaded 500 million times worldwide.

Apple also revealed a Pokemon Go app for Watch which tells you how far you have walked and what Pokemon are nearby.

Apple Inc has unveiled its new iphone 7, with the widely expected removal of the analog headphone jack as well as a dual camera on some models and new wireless headphones called Air Pods.