Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Apr 2012 22:13 UTC
Games AppleInsider, once one of the better Apple news sites, is rumouring that Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted at Valve's HQ. Considering all the rumours Valve is working on a console (more fuel for the flames), this could potentially be interesting. As much as AppleInsider's story is being spread across the web - can anybody actually verify AI's story? It cites no sources, and could, for all we know, be completely made up. Anyone...?
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Very logical step into consoles?
by bnolsen on Fri 13th Apr 2012 23:41 UTC
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

Let's see: Apple has full app store infrastructure. They have iphone, ipad, apple tv. Why not "upgrade" the apple tv's hardware a bit, expand the app store and extend iphone/ipad connectivity? Seems like a logical place for apple to move next, *if* they really think game consoles are really an appealing market.

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kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

Give that man a cigar!

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Let's see: Apple has full app store infrastructure. They have iphone, ipad, apple tv. Why not "upgrade" the apple tv's hardware a bit, expand the app store and extend iphone/ipad connectivity? Seems like a logical place for apple to move next, *if* they really think game consoles are really an appealing market.


They already released a console (back in the late 90s IIRC) which massively flopped. So it wouldn't be a great leap of faith to say they'd fancy trying their luck again.

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redshift Member since:
2006-05-06

They already released a console (back in the late 90s IIRC) which massively flopped. So it wouldn't be a great leap of faith to say they'd fancy trying their luck again.


It was the Pippin... and it was an Apple/Bandai collaboration that did not carry Apple branding. It ran a slimed down core of System 7.5.2 on a PowerPC 603 platform.

It was late to the party in a sea of consoles and did not have a clear advantage.

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demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

"Let's see: Apple has full app store infrastructure. They have iphone, ipad, apple tv. Why not "upgrade" the apple tv's hardware a bit, expand the app store and extend iphone/ipad connectivity? Seems like a logical place for apple to move next, *if* they really think game consoles are really an appealing market.


They already released a console (back in the late 90s IIRC) which massively flopped. So it wouldn't be a great leap of faith to say they'd fancy trying their luck again.
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They also tried their hand with a handheld computing device "the Newton" & that flopped massively. Fast forward a few decade & the iDevices have really taken off. Perhaps it just wasn't the right time back then.

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