Apple sets its sights on video consoles
And it's looking for staff too...
Established console manufacturers might be quaking in their virtual boots, 'cause Apple has filed documents with the US Patent and Trademark Office that suggest it may be devloping a video games console.
Although Apple’s application is very vague, it makes specific reference to various forms of handheld unit, including ones for playing video games, stand alone video game machines and battery-powered computer games.
Use of the world “handheld” could mean that the likes of the PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 are safe for now. However, the wording could mean that Apple's initially focused on development of a DS Lite or PSP rival. Apple’s already known to have links, through its iPod arm, with video game heavyweight Electronic Arts.
Rumour of an ‘iPod console’ have also been strengthened by reports of a vacancy at Apple for a “game producer/developer”. An advert for the position, which is based on Santa Clara Valley, US offers the successful applicant the “opportunity of owning the game design process”.
If you’re thinking of applying, then you’ll need about six years of game production and game design experience...
Now,now, just because you don't like Apple dosen't make it crap. I'm sure they will make a product or app one day that will suit you, like iwan* or ihavenomates or istilllivewithmymum
is going to bite the flaming troll and troll for flamers from the safety of my office
is that all u can say about the sony offerings?
Love it or loath it, Sony's simple PS3+BluRay+PSP combo is a compelling and attractive straight-up consumer electronics proposition for many. Often wrapped in agreeable product design.
Sony = John Lewis?
blu ray = why the games don't require it; I will however be purchasing it primarily as a blu ray player, now my HD-DVD is soon to be obsolete
games are expensive; for the same technology as the 360, in some cases the games I have seen on the 360 and ps3 are smoother on the 360
sony = late why oh why oh why does nothing ever come out on time over here? and why does that time lapse / atlantic divide cost us financially too?
sony media centre = still not a patch on xbmc
I don't love xbox, in fact microsoft as a whole; but man am I addicted to those achievement points
and angelic BG cos of his millions of dollars he gives to those who need it more infinately than he you or I; but please if you do have too much please send some my way; (name and address supplied)
"I like to see high standards, but not pious wankership."
Can you get a t-shirt with that on? Made me laugh anyway...
So, which battery/electricity supplier will apple chain its iCrap users to?
Oh yes PLEASE
Please let Apple pump billions into development only for it to be a massive flop, shares plummet and Jobs is thrown out by the shareholders with a vote of no confidence. Maybe then Apple can move away from the whole 'shiny over function' disease it has had for the past few years