Apple have entered nearly all electronics markets with their products. Next stop - video game consoles
Might be good for them if they do. but If they enter the current gen they'll be in last position like Sony etc etc. not good for them.
No thanks. An Apple console would have more shovelware than the Wii.
last position? It's about making profit. By your logic the first console out should be the only console on the market. They could just pretend it's a next gen console to the consumers to get more sales. That's what the wii did.
I agree. If Apple joined in it could cut into Nintendo's slice of the pie more so than that of Sony or MS. Wii and Apple for the casual crowd (likely with plenty of shovelware for both). 360 and PS3 for the more mature gaming crowd. I wonder, what Apple would do for a mascot. Maybe the dude in the Mac vs. PC ads?
You know what a apple console would be? A nice pretty little white box barely more powerful then the Wii at twice the cost of the PS3. Yeah thanks but I'll pass on that.
hahahaha, NO WAY... i love my macbook pro and iphone 3gs... but cmon, apple wouldnt commit to a console, they have to put new stuff out every year... in five years they'd be on their fifth console!!!
No chance. According to themselves, they're too cool for video games.
how the hell do you get the first comment on every article you annoying psycho?
An Apple console... i doubt developers would support this as much. Just check out the Mac version games on your retail stores' shelves. They're either somewhere you cant see/find or it's one little shelf.
Nobody wants to pat $1000 for a video game console haha
Apple could sell it !! just make it look cool and do massive advertising about RROD of 360 remember the I am a Mac / PC ads?
And people thought Sony made an expensive console at launch! / jk Seriously, though, while Apple makes some nifty devices they do charge a premium for it. Don't get me wrong - ipods, iphone, etc, they've got their upsides. But I'm not sure that they could get away with the same type of pricing strategy in the console market since they don't have much of a real foothold. In contrast, they practically drew up the blueprints for the mp3 market, and because of that they pretty much dominate that market regardless of how much they charge. But the console market is already full of established heavy hitters - probably too full for them to clock in at the highest price. This could be an uphill battle for Apple.
lol... I own a Mac and even though I love it, I can easily say that it's overpriced.... The problem Apple has over here is that they have to target the mass market.. Something Apple has yet to do with it's Mac. People buy Mac since they are sexy and built for the minority.... Games console don't work that way as software support will whimper by 3rd party.... But if they can capture the attention of the mass like they did with the iPods, then it's another story. But I do agree. If Apple comes out with a console decently priced, then it can easily grab the market as Apple knows how to advertise.. Even better than M$.... 10 bucks says their first ad is a comparison of hardware failure rates of 360 and Apple will keep digging it..... Also, All the other Apple features like Apple TV,iTunes, Mac OS, Remote play, Appstore.... can be integrated in it.... Maybe next gen.
pipin 2 wouldn't be a good idea. the iphone is full of silly casual games, it wont work on a console, and it would require alot of time to get the support from the publishers. and mostly it would be over priced console
I can certainly see Apple charging an @rseload for their console.
I was just thinking of how baddly the pippin did. Pippin 2 with a touchscreen overlay for your tv to make it a giant itouch console. Or...they make an app that lets you use the iphone/touch as the control interface. They can include itunes aand apple tv access.
Apple will never make a machine dedicated to gaming. It goes against their philosophy and Steve job will never approve it. However it's quite possible that they may come out with a new product to replace apple tv that will essentially be a computer with interesting user interface to compete with microsoft. I'm thinking that they may use motion technology similar to natal, perhaps the popular sixth sense.
I mean apple tv
Omg I've just realized that the next apple tablet IS the new apple console! There has been rumor saying that it could replace apple tv, it all makes sense now! It will use iPhone and iPod touch as controller and since it uses he iPhone os it'll have automatic acces to the apps in app store, including games! Spread the words!
Wouldn't it make more sense for Apple to just pony up with one of the big 3? I could see Apple and Nintendo getting along very well..
That may have worked in the GameCube era, but with the Wii, Nintendo's far too arrogant to agree to any sort of partnership.
The console would probably be the controller. It will come out at 1000. dollars and two weeks later be dropped to 500. I can't wait to camp out in front of the Apple Store. Woohooo!
Yea by APPLE pricing standards ill pass on the 1mil dollar sys
no thank you then there will be another console to screw up the gaming world
That's what I was thinking... or iGame.
i was about to type in iGame but i just had a feeling that i should pich iPlay. now i got a feeling of iConsole, because they got iPhone. Get my drift ;)
More like iPAY!!!*L* (definitely NOT I'd pay!!!)
They could always start a new generation
Good luck to any company if they want to put out another competing console. Huge profit businesses with irrational exuburance in their expansion are usually market bubbles that eventually burts. And the game market is going through their reality check too now, as their inflated bubble is bursting.
Please no. Apple stopped caring about games in 2001.
yeah, thats why they should never start caring again, amirite?
I think the Iphone and Ipod touch is good enough for now. I'd see apple doing a handheld instead of an actual console.
...it would use iphone's for the controllers (not included) and cost around $800 dollars. Games of course, would only be available from the apple store.
here's 1 reason why not Philips CDi i say let it be Sony nintendo & MS and after MS leaves the console business after there fourth Xbox than maybe let Apple in say 3 console makers are enough and why the sudden interest in Apple making a console just because iPhone has small games doesn't mean they should make console
I like the idea of Apple making a gaming console. im sure they could bring some pretty cool ideas to the table, and if there is one company that could come up with a better service then XBL its apple. The reality however, is not so simple. 4 consoles on the market might be a bit over load. i mean as it stands most people buy all they're 3rd party games on the 360, while the PS3 you own just for the few exclusives that come its way. unless they figure out how to make a Matrix like world, i dont see it working for apple.
They tried it once. They failed at it once. One time was enough. Why does anyone want the Pippin 2, anyways? (Yeah, okay. The Steve is there now. The business-smart Steve. So I guess it has more than a snowball's chance in Arizona. But still.)
APPLE= EXPENCIVE TECNOLOGY
I find it kind of funny how Bungie originally were developing Halo for the Macintosh way back when, then let it go to Microsoft (well Microsoft bought Bungie out, but still) It would have been interesting to see if Apple new how much the success of Halo has brought in the past 9-10yrs, could have made them millions more or could have gotten them a place in the gaming industry, but Apple can only dream of stuff like that now.
From what I hear, though, Halo on Mac was different from the final Halo that was released. I can't remember exactly, but I believe it was supposed to be an RTS. It wouldn't have had the same impact.
thats true...I remember them saying that it was originally supposed to be an RTS style game(edit: or third-person shooter). And yea it wouldnt of had the same impact as the Halo FPS we know, but Im just wondering what it would have been like if Halo stayed on the Mac and how Apple would have handled it in the gaming market(if they kept Halo, would they have entered into the gaming scene instead of Microsoft?) It just makes you think what Apple "could" have had, and what "could" have been with Apple in the gaming industry? But yea I agree, the Halo RTS on Mac wouldnt have had as much success or as much of an impact as the Halo today(although they still made a Halo RTS, thats after the fact the trilogy was a huge success)
no it was a third person shooter called Boom i believe you can look it up on gamesradar
theyll just make some stupid console like the wii. i want good hardware!
Nah, I think there are enough players already in the market. Besides, I am not sure I would like the exorbitant prices and extreme DRM that would likely come along with it.
Now THAT would be a expensive console.
$899.99 at launch!!! O_o
An apple console will feature. Less power then the ps3, worse support then the 360 and the looks of the wii.... And it will sell for 599.99 honestly. Apple already tried, it was called the pipin and it failed.
Didn't read the article, but stupid idea.
It would be underpowered and overpriced and full of proprietary games and no multi plats, OS would be touted as so amazing but in reality is just a very simple non complicated stable OS. All these things are just like there computers. I'm sorry but Apple puts out stylish hogwash and thats it... There OS is just about the only thing technical about them that is "special" and believe me its quite alot easier to build an OS for a predefined hardware set... they don't have to write for thousands and thousands of different hardware configs... Every piece of hardware they release uses standard of the shelf year old (at least) parts and they charge a premium for it cause it looks pretty? hmm. Personally I run Linux and find it to be just as stable as my friends OS x and quite honestly the UI is strikingly similar, only I paid 1000 for my hardware and it easily, and I mean EASILY, outpaces his 2000 dollar macbook pro... And there are even less viruses and spyware for linux than there are for Apple computers so they lose there to... So tell me again why I should get excited for an Apple Console? I don't think it will happen cause Apple knows gamers wouldn't stand for it. Don't even get me started on the sorry excuse for a smart phone they call the Iphone... A smartphone that can't multitask? Enough said...
God imagine what would happen... Every time they enter a market they end u revolutionsing it lol. First mp3 players, an now the iphone. their next console is guaranteed to make any attempts bu nintendo, sony or MS look weak =P
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