Wow Apple made a gameconsole!

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Lappas, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Lappas macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2008
    the Netherlands

    I hope I got your attention with my little title.

    I'm in my final year at commercial design school in the Netherlands, called Grafimedia. For my final project I had to think of an employer with the need for promotion of a new product. You probably guessed it, I chose Apple.

    I'm thinking of taking a gaming console as new Apple item, but since Apple doesn't just make something and sell it, I need some good background to work with. I recon there are some experts here who know a bit about Apple's way of thinking, so I ask you; what do you expect Apple would create if it would focus a product purely on gaming? If you have a better suggestion, i'd welcome any advice with open arms.

    Also how do you think Apple would promote something like that?

    Love this forum! I check here reguraly, but never posted anything untill now.

  2. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    Already done & dead. It was called the Pippin.
  3. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    The Pippin is so 1990's...

    They didn't do very well with it then, but they seem to be doing well with the iPod Touch. That could be considered their new game console.
  4. Unspeaked macrumors 68020


    Dec 29, 2003
    West Coast
    Nintendo already made Apple's game console and called it the Wii.
  5. Lappas thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2008
    the Netherlands
    Ok thats a start! So it would probably be something with touch! Do you think it could be something in the shape of a macbook's screen with the screen beeing complete touch? its ofcourse a bit a simple guess. Apple 'd probably come with something more challenging, right? And would they make it solely for gaming or for more things?
  6. kkat69 macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    Behold the iPhone and iPod Touch.

    I'm pretty confident through lessons learned in the past this is about as far as Apple will get into console/mobile gaming.
  7. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008
    the touch/iphone duo IS what apple would, and has, done for a pure gaming device. It's exactly what steve likes, sexy and with very few buttons/ports. There'd be no point in making another one without the ipod features, so that's what you're going to get. Have fun :)
  8. i make movies macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2007
    I second that. If apple were to make a pure game console, it would have been an almost exact copy of the nintendo wii. Innovate the gameplay.

    As it is now, the iTouch/iPhone biggest game competitors are the PSP and Nintendo's DS (the handheld market).

    Are you going for a straight-up console (PS3 and XBOX 360) or handheld?
  9. CrockettGTO macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2007
    Notice how similar the Pippin controller is to the 360 controller of today.

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