Apple TV will be iPhone games console, Webush Morgan speaks

We’ve talked before about Apple’s hobby product, the Apple TV. Tim Cook even characterised the product as that once again during a recent analysts call – but we suspect Cupertino’s being cunning once again, and one day the Apple TV will morph into something completely different – a games console.

At least one games industry analyst agrees (video below) and it really isn’t a massive stretch right now to imagine how such a step could take place:

First, use an iPad or iPhone or iPod touch as the game controller(s);

Second, pimp out the Apple TV with a pepped-up processor – why not the same as that found in the iPhone, but over-clocked for speed (as power consumption’s less of a problem for a gadget that’s plugged into the mains;

Third, enable those lovely high-res games which will soon appear for the iPad;

Fourth, this means enabling iPhone apps for the Apple TV;

Fifth, why stop there? Why not put an underlying layer of Mac OS X in there too, and sell it as a TV-attaching Mac mini, with the best of both the Mac and the iPhone worlds. Best test this on a touch-activated iMac first.

Or so speculation’s story shows….

We’ve been ranting about the future of Apple TV as a games console to anybody who’ll listen for so long now it makes us almost feel sad. Clearly Apple had to delay such developments as such progress probably requires a faster processor, and existing Apple TV owners will probably be locked out – you can almost hear the anxious wails from more recent product purchasers. Despite such an obvious dose of speculation, there’s no discernible shift between pricing on the product at Amazon – check it here – and Apple – here. Amazon pricing can often be seen as bellweather for imminent upgrades.

We’re not the only ones who think this is what’s going to transpire. Michael Patcher, the outspoken Webush Morgan Securities analyst said, “I think Apple’s going to be a serious gaming company, the difference between Apple and Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft is, Apple is not known for internal software development.”

** He clearly means “internal software development as focused on games”, so don’t flame the analyst too much – I’m sure he’s aware of the existence of OS X et al.

“So I don’t think you’re going to get an Apple Games Group like you have Microsoft Games Studios making games you’re certainly never going to approach the quality of games you get out of Nintendo.”

The good/bad side of the Apple third party for games strategy is, as Patcher puts it, “So Apple’s going to be solely dependent on third parties to support their console in the future.”

We look forward to Apple’s new play.

23 thoughts on “Apple TV will be iPhone games console, Webush Morgan speaks

  1. Aubrey Melody

    I love my ipod. I got one as soon as possible and do not repent it at all. Its so easy to use and the software is excellent. I use it nearly every day.

  2. playbook

    I am writing a paper on romoba vacuum cleaners and I discovered this publish being extremely valuable and informative. Thank you.

  3. Michael Robins

    Hey! Awesome Job once again. I really like reading your site for the reason that you usually write excellent posts. Well written post..I plan to add this website to my faves. I believe I will subscribe to the blog feed also. Recently purchased a cell myself. Anyone possess new droid x? It is so nice….

  4. the guitar

    Really thankful am I since I’ve found this practical material. I’ll check this out and see if it will function on my website too.

  5. Oscar Francour

    Thank you in support of gaining the time to talk about this, I think strongly about that and adore learning much more on this topic. If achievable, if you acquire experience, would you thoughts updating your blog with added facts? It really is quite rather helpful.

  6. Delia Givliani

    Hello, you used to write fantastic, but the last several posts have been kinda boring¡K I miss your great writings. Past few posts are just a little bit out of track! come on!

  7. Jeannetta Kohls

    when you look at things as a whole, you’ll quickly see that robotic vacuum cleaners are the way to go. They can save you a lot of money in the long run, and a lot of time and effort as well. when you get a robotic vacuum cleaner, you can rest assured that your days of vacuuming are over.:

    Remember to take a look at our favorite internet page

  8. atlantic city escorts

    Hi there, I think your blog could possibly be having internet browser compatibility issues.

    When I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine but when
    opening in I.E., it’s got some overlapping issues. I simply wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Apart from that, great blog!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.