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Rumor Apple Preparing a ‘Portable Hybrid Console’ With a Brand New SoC That Offers Enhanced GPU Performance Increase

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That would be cool to see. Hopefully it isn’t $28284929. Maybe I’ll be able to pick one up.
 

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Apple apps store is the place to be. It sells more games than the other sur combine.
Apple is richer than the USA. They can do whatever they want.

Not only casuals play on mobile, everyone does. There is something for everyone.

A M1 Switch at 399/499$ could be a killer. They need 3rd parties and a few exclusives.
Casuals aren't going to buy shit. They have an iPhone with an App Store. So there goes that entire market.

For a portable console to survive it has to have hardcore gamer support. They aren't getting that with Ubisoft ports. It takes exclusives or don't bother.

Also, it doesn't matter how much money Apple has if consumers don't give a shit. Roku shitting on Apple TV, TV+ is about 1 season of Ted Lasso away from losing most of their subs yet they are simply going to roll into the gaming market, one of the hardest markets to break into, with a piece of hardware and the App Store? lol k.
 
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Casuals aren't going to buy shit. They have an iPhone with an App Store. So there goes that entire market.

For a portable console to survive it has to have hardcore gamer support. They aren't getting that with Ubisoft ports. It takes exclusives or don't bother.

Also, it doesn't matter how much money Apple has if consumers don't give a shit. Roku shitting on Apple TV, TV+ is about 1 season of Ted Lasso away from losing most of their subs yet they are simply going to roll into the gaming market, one of the hardest markets to break into, with a piece of hardware and the App Store? lol k.
Ted Lasso is fucking good man. 😂😍👍

They have all the money. The only question is: do they care?
 

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Actually Apple may very well enter the Console market without making a very expensive product. What you don't see is that the M1 Macbook Air which costs 1000$ has the same performance as a 2000$ or 2500$ Windows laptop. With that in mind they can make a cheap M1 like processor and go heah to head with Switch. Of course they can go with a normal 1M and compete with current gen.

They are smart people and their company is wealthy. The problem will be in finding support, they'll have to spend a lot of money to catch up but you can't just throw money here and there and catch up with the gaming industry. Nintendo and Sony, Microsoft also are making their empires for many many years now.
 
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Apple can making amazing hardware with great attention to detail of the overall user experience but that only goes so far in gaming.

Apple does not have the credibility in games and this is not so easy to acquire even if you are richer than god, look at Amazon for example and its dismal failures in producing games.

Also Switch 2/Pro and Steampal (if its real) means there will be much more stiff competition with large established game libraries, I would not be surprised at all if the product is killed and never released.
 

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Ted Lasso is fucking good man. 😂😍👍

They have all the money. The only question is: do they care?
They don't care which is why they may try to enter the gaming market, flounder for a few years publicly calling it a 'hobby' and inevitably stop making new gaming-centric hardware at some point in the future.

Bottomline, if Apple tries to enter the gaming market with hardware and if they also do not spend $20-30 billion minimum on developers and IP along with that they may as well not bother.
 

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... like the iPad? Look I'd love to see Apple release powerful gaming hardware. It'd be interesting to say the least. But it feels like they got gaming covered with the iPhone/iPad. Those things have massive markets with mobile gaming and they have the App store.
 
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They don't care which is why they may try to enter the gaming market, flounder for a few years publicly calling it a 'hobby' and inevitably stop making new gaming-centric hardware at some point in the future.

Bottomline, if Apple tries to enter the gaming market with hardware and if they also do not spend $20-30 billion minimum on developers and IP along with that they may as well not bother.
We’ll see soon enough. A high end VR headset is say to come in 2021 or 2022.