There is a possibility for Apple to return to the range of games.
GSMArena reports that it is possible that a new portable console made by Apple will be unveiled soon. It will aim to become a mass market and take on the Nintendo Switch.
The new console could come to compete with the range dominated by the Nintendo Switch and which will soon have more alternatives to Valve’s Steam Deck.
Apple’s hybrid portable console
The report also claims that Apple’s console will be a hybrid device, a combination of Switch and Sony’s PS5. That’s probably because it should work with Apple’s upcoming AR / VR headset.
In addition, Apple has launched the development of several titles and has major studios on board, the report claims. The company has its alternatives to Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey and they’re already good to go.
When the tech giant unveiled its Apple Arcade subscription service with access to paid games and exclusive to iOS / iPad games, the company’s new focus on the games department became evident.
The history of Apple’s game console
Apple released a console dubbed Apple Bandai Pippin which was produced between 1996 and 1997 as a derivative of the Apple Macintosh platform.
The aim of the company was to create an inexpensive computer system intended primarily for playing multimedia software on CDs, especially games, but also functioning as a thin client.
The operating system was a version of system 7.5.2, and it used a 66 MHz PowerPC 603 processor with a 14.4 kbps modem. The device comes with a 4x CD-ROM drive and video output for a standard TV screen
We know that the console has not really taken off. Bandai produced around 100,000 units but only sold 40,000 before shutting down. Several years later, Apple seems to be ready for another try.
The gaming industry is estimated to be in the billions of dollars and mobile gaming has really taken off.