Do NOT immediately dismiss this rumor! I can see the Apple Game rumor come into existance! Read Time Magazine May 23, 2005 Inside Bill's New X-Box Page 50 The Conquest of the Living Room (bold italicised=existing Apple technology, in contrast to article) ...D.E.L Digital Entertainment Lifestyle This is shorthand for the notion that all mediamovies, music, games, camers, phones, TVare becoming digital media, and thats changing how we relate to them and how they relate to one another. Theyre merging into a single integrated, portable, customizable media gestalt. .... Which is why, in addition to games, the Xbox 360 plays CDs. (iTunes) You can also use it to rip songs off CDs and play them from your hard drive. You can plug your iPodinto the Xbox 360 and play songs off that too. You can watch DVDs on it.(iPhoto) If you have a digital camera, you can plug it into the Xbox 360 and pop images up on your TV, which beats having everybody crowd around the computer monitor in your study.(Airport) If you have sufficient techno-gumption, you can even connect the Xbox 360 to your PC wirelessly, via wi-fi and access whatever music and pictures you have stored there. .... ...has a fully fledged online service, called Xbox live, to go with its game console... Companies will use Live to distribute game trailers and sell mini-games and new game levels... (iChat)Right now you can use Xbox Live to talk to people your playing with via voice chatthink of free long distance over the internet. (Mail and iChat)Soon you will be able to send email and instant messages. (iSight)If you have a camera peripheral, you will be to send short video messages and even video conference... You will be able to chat with other people over Xbox Live when your just plain watching TV. The words appear over the show or you can chat aloud using a headset. Apple has all that, they just need set top box and games. One thing does throw a caution flag on all this though, Microsoft has lost $1 billion a year since November 2001 on Xbox the iBox rumor from 2004 http://www.insanely-great.com/news.php?id=2912 Apple may be releasing a device known as the 'iBox', according to a rumor report published at MacOSX.com. The iBox is said to be a combo TV tuner/program recorder/hard drive/Airport networkable device running a G3 CPU with iTunes and iPhoto compatibility. The G3 was a 500MHz unit originally, but is now running a 900MHz G3 in more recent demonstration units. RAM is 128MB (built-in) and the iBox is said to sport a 120GB hard drive. It also has FireWire 400, USB 2.0, 10/100 Ethernet, AirPort Extreme, BlueTooth, RCA I/O and S-Video. The iBox reportedly runs an application called iBox Remote, which can schedule recording times like a VCR. It also allows remote access so users can program the iBox from work or elsewhere. ( COULD THIS BE AIRPORT REMOTE? ) The article also says that the iBox has a SuperDrive built in, as well as a version of iDVD for program editing. Additional features reportedly include iTunes, which any Mac or PC networked with the iBox can access. The price for all this magic? $395-$595, depending on storage configuration.