The possibility of Apple to return to the range of games.
GSMArena reports that there is a possibility that a new handheld console manufactured by Apple will be introduced soon. Your goal will be to go to the mass market and take on the Nintendo Switch.
The new console could come to compete in the range dominated by Nintendo Switch and that will soon have more alternatives in terms of Steam Deck by Valve.
Apple Hybrid Handheld Console
The report also claims that Apple’s console will be a hybrid device, a combination of the Switch and Sony’s PS5. This is probably because it is expected to work with Apple’s upcoming AR / VR headsets.
Additionally, Apple has fueled the development of several titles and has major studios on board, the report states. The company has its alternatives to Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey and they are ready to go.
When the tech giant unveiled its Apple Arcade subscription-based service which has access to paid games and also exclusive to iOS / iPad, the company’s new attention to the games department became apparent.
The history of the Apple game console
Apple released a console called the Apple Bandai Pippin that was produced between 1996 and 1997 as a derivative of the Apple Macintosh platform.
The company’s goal was to create an inexpensive computer system intended primarily to play CD-based multimedia software, especially games, but also to function as a thin client.
The operating system was a version of System 7.5.2 and used a 66 MHz PowerPC 603 processor with a 14.4 kb / s modem. The device came with a 4x speed CD-ROM drive and video output for a standard television screen.
We know that the console didn’t really take off. Bandai has produced around 100,000 units, but sold only 40,000 before discontinuing it. Several years later, Apple seems ready for another try.
The gaming industry is estimated to be in the billions of dollars and mobile games have really taken off.