Is Apple working on a game console?
New rumors state Apple is once again trying to make a game console happen.
Quick Answer: No, Apple is not currently working on a game console. While
It’s another weekday, which means another Apple rumor to chew up and spit out. This time, the rumors focus on a potential Apple gaming console.
Today’s Apple rumor comes to us from the generally reliable Apple rumor source Clien.net.
One user has reported that Apple is conducting feasibility studies on turning
It’s doubtful that Apple Arcade would support AR/VR products long-term. Apple would need something more substantial.
Rumors of an Apple video game console have been around for years
This isn’t the first rumor of this nature to fall from the Apple rumor tree in recent memory.
Then back in January of this year, it was rumored that Apple was poaching engineers from Xbox to work on its own console.
Naturally, that news was met with a hefty dose of skepticism. The existing Apple Arcade was reason enough to hire devs and engineers with gaming console experience.
According to the rumor, Capcom and Ubisoft are active partners in creating exclusive titles for the imaginary Apple gaming console.
It’d be a strange world indeed if Street Fighter ends up locked to an Apple gaming console.
Does Apple have a gaming console?
Yes, Apple has tried its hand at game consoles before.
If the company works on an official Apple game console in 2022, it won’t be its first dip into the pool. We must never forget 1996’s Apple Bandai Pippin.
The Apple Pippin was forgotten and faded away into obscurity. It was flawed and unable to keep up with the technical specs of the time.
But from that came years of rumors, usually popping up shortly after the release of a new console from Microsoft, Nintendo, or Sony.
Gamers are a sticky bunch, generally affixed to their console of choice.
It stands to reason that if Apple were to enter the gaming console market, it would do so with a complimentary device rather than a device intended to convert gamers directly.
So, once again, we are left asking ourselves whether this rumor is real. Is Apple truly working on a gaming console, and could it compete with Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo?
Will it be a handheld console similar to the Switch or something beefier? Could it be an amalgamation of a Mac computer and Apple Arcade?
Or should Apple stay in its lane and stick to slick laptops and iPhones?
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