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Submitted by MGregory666 499d ago | opinion piece

The Mac Console

The rumour mill has started to turn again with the news last week that Apple had patented a new multi-player system. This coupled with the patent of a wireless controller has got peoples tongues wagging as to what possibly Apple could be up to. Game Centre improvements? Or are they developing a console? Let’s work on the assumption of the latter, seeing as I wrote a lengthy how to improve Game Centre post last month.

These are my ideas of what I believe could give Apple a stable platform to build from. (Apple, Culture, iPad, iPhone, Tech)

guitarse  +   499d ago
I don't fancy it tbh but I do think Apple could give the industry a good shake up and that's no bad thing :)
subtenko  +   499d ago
There is already the Ouya. Regardless of the Ouya, if mac made a console for its ios apps, it would make the ouya even more irrelevant (imo at least) unless you wanna view it as mobile phone game console with two seperate platforms.

Thinking about it makes me wanna facepalm if the mac console and ouya have had a few exclusives and 90% being multiplatform.
guitarse  +   499d ago
Whooh, downvoted to hell for voicing an original and non defamatory opinion, thanks n4g, you never fail to amaze me.
SpideySpeakz  +   499d ago
April is gone. Please. No more.
kevnb  +   499d ago
the media really needs to give it up. They might make a controller, but it will just be to compliment existing products. I don't get whats so magical about the term "console" either...
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Tontus  +   499d ago
I'd love for Apple to make their own console. We know it'd be beautiful, reliable, fast, well-supported and of high quality in every aspect.

I reckon Apple could form a couple of amazing game studios to get some great exclusives on their platform and it'll be popular & powerful enough for 3rd party developers to justify supporting it. I think it would be great to have another competitor in the home console market, then I could buy the PS4 & iPlay (instead of buying M$'s next console, well maybe when it's cheap as hell).
Rageanitus  +   499d ago
who says apple is reliable and fast?..... the hardware in many of its components are similar or slower (price to performance ratio) vs "alternatives.

I do give it that Apple have produced pretty NICE looking products but in terms price to performance ratio they are a complete rip off.

Apple fanboys actually think the hardware is more reliabble when inf fact they share similar components to the pc "clone" counterpart.

Well supported? I think not... look at how many pc games vs mac games...

They are doing well in the iphone market, but they are losing much ground to the android front.
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ricmcgamer  +   499d ago
People love to compare retina Macbook Pros against cheap Windows laptops and say that Apple is too expensive. Compare it to an equivalent Alienware or something high end on the windows side and that's another story...

Also, I loved this article:
http://www.cultofmac.com/22...

Looks like when you look at the figures, macs are even better at running windows than windows-only machines.
Isis06  +   499d ago
I've always found Apple products rather ugly and from what I hear they are not so reliable... they always use high quality casings but if what Apple is doing is called support, I want out.
rluvah  +   499d ago
Well you have heard wrong. I've been using Apple products for a long time (well before the Iphone) and they are very reliable.
Isis06  +   497d ago
Well what I have heard from users around me... and yes I am talking about before iPhone... are complains about loads of stuff. Anywhere from connection issues to just never turning on again.
I've bought a single product from them and it worked for two years. iPod second generation and that thing was expensive, like all of the Apple products.
So don't tell me that I am wrong about what I have heard or seen.
aMen.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   499d ago
google Apple Pippin or on wikipedia. If you have not heard of it. Its a "game console" that apple made back in the 90s and the rest is history. This thought apple a lesson and they dont need a game console. Their Ipad is already their gaming console. We do not need another 4th player in the console business.
iGamerZero24  +   499d ago
Would love to see this happen
josephayal  +   499d ago
Apple Console
500 GB $1,400
1T $2,300
1OddWorld  +   499d ago
^Agreed

Apple doesn't build reasonable priced tech it would be astronomical in price and I believe they would attempt to be a competitor with the Wii in the casual market.

Apple would name it the I-SOLE short for console and sounds a lot like asshole which is where they give it to you when you purchase there over priced products.
weirdo  +   499d ago
super pippin
Hazmat13  +   499d ago
well they call themselves tech gods, lets see what they can do.
sashimi  +   499d ago
But we already know what they can do and its called overpriced under-clocked hardware that is nothing compared to its competition. They would also bring nothing software side either unless you are a big fan of their app store coming @ another premium price lol
RTheRebel  +   499d ago
Apple uh oh
Nobody wants to compete with Apple, quick Samsung make a console:)
rluvah  +   499d ago
Samsung would need to wait to copy what Apple produced first.
ricmcgamer  +   499d ago
Indeed!
Agent_hitman  +   499d ago
lol that Mac mini looks like a console indeed. I used to think that if Apple competes with Sony and MS, they will use that Mac mini design as a Apple gaming console.
MGregory666  +   499d ago
It certainly does. Hardware wise it's achievable as I stated the specs I chose we're from previous or current apple devices. A slightly larger transformer to power the GPU would be all that would be required and a slightly larger case for better ventilation.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   499d ago
The "Apple Pippin" Enough said. google it for those who doesn't know what it is and is saying that apple should make a game console. They already have an Ipad which is also a mobile gaming console. I don't see any relevance in making one. Leave the home console business to nintendo sony and MS. samsung and apple should just focus on what they do best. smartphones and mobile gaming
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