Does anyone think that Apple will make a games console?

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  1. Kangtastic macrumors newbie

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    Like Microsoft and Xbox and Sony with PS123, does anyone think :apple: will make a games console???? Or have I missed out on the console?!!!!! :eek:
     
  2. Kangtastic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They did?? Do you think they will try again?
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    To me it seems doubtful that Apple would try and do this.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Given that it was an unmitigated disaster: no.
     
  5. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    You gotta calm down with your punctuation usage. And no, I do not think they will make one. The closest you are going to get is apps running on Apple TV.
     
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    they might be good at marketing old tech as something new but that wont work on gamers. plus apple wouldnt enjoy being spanked that hard by nintendo. they like being spanked but not that hard and it would be a hard spanking given.
     
  8. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    They already have one... they just haven't told you about it yet. It's the AppleTV + Airplay + iPhone/iPod/iPad. the iPhone/iPod/iPad will serve as the remote control, the AppleTV will serve as the racetrack, gameboard, screen.
     
  9. Kangtastic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ahhh i see well i think i would probably stick with my 360 then
     
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    I can see how that would work. I wouldn't want to wave an iPad around like a Wii controller though.
     
  12. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    Agreed.

    Seriously though, how badass would Angry Birds be on a 60" 1080p Plasma? ;)
     
  13. R94N macrumors 68020

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    The iDevices are already very popular gaming devices as it is. It would probably cannibalise sales, if it even sold at all.
     
  14. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Not going to happen. Too late to get in the market (err, get in the market again). They already have the iOS devices which are getting more and more into gaming. If they go any farther it will just be the Apple TV with an App Store plus the possibility of some iPad / iPod touch / iPhone integration.
     
  15. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    True game consoles are expensive ventures where manufacturers lose money on hardware to sell software. If you ever think Apple will willingly take a loss on hardware, you're sorely mistaken.
     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    It will soon be on the 360, ps3, and Wii.
     
  17. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    Jobs could sell ice to Eskimos, Apple seems focused on entertainment, so why not.
     
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