Rumor: Apple To Jump Into The Console Biz?

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News Posted: Wed, Feb 13 2008 5:34 AM

As with all rumors, please take the following news item with a grain of salt until we receive official confirmation or denial from Apple.

Apple recently filed for a trademark extension with the US Patent and Trademark Office and this particular extension has had the industry buzzing.  Why?  It appears that the trademark covered a wide array of gaming products, which could very well include the console that Apple has been rumored to have been working on for some time now.

It included "handheld units for playing electronic games", "handheld units for playing videogames", "stand-alone video game machines", "LCD game machines" and "electronic games other than those adapted for use with television receivers only".

Apple refused to comment on its trademark applications but many have interpreted the filing as a sign the company will enter the lucrative but crowded video games business, competing with Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony.


Apple has also been placing ads for game developers, which could be another strong indication that we'll see an Apple console sometime in the future.

If Apple does release a console there is some debate as to whether it'd be an upgrade to the existing Apple TV, or a whole new product.



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 yet more to the"i" line....

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vicaphit replied on Mon, Feb 25 2008 11:13 AM

Apple has never been known as a gaming company.  If this is true, it probably won't cater to gamers, but to the hardcore apple iBandwagon.

Too bad it won't fail completely, apple needs to get put in their place just once to stop the madness.

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Kamrooz replied on Tue, Feb 26 2008 5:52 AM

This is just a stupid idea...lol...They won't have much backing at all. Considering that Apple constantly sells overpriced products that you could get cheaper in a pc environment, this is probably going to be extremely expensive.

I hope they launch, and fail miserably...The more I get to laugh and point at apple, the better...Plus, I get to poke fun at my bro ^_^ (he's an apple fan). 

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vicaphit replied on Wed, Feb 27 2008 1:42 PM

I don't think it will fail because of all of the iFans who only buy iProducts, and don't care if it is iCrap.  They will play their bad iGames, and brag about their iScores, and secretly everyone else will call them iDorks.  Apple will declare success, and then history will repeat itself and apple will release the iCar, or iPlane, or iDialasis machine and we won't ever escape from the terrible products.

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Todays buzzword =

vicaphit:
iDork

rofl!!!

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Kamrooz replied on Thu, Feb 28 2008 2:20 AM

vicaphit:

I don't think it will fail because of all of the iFans who only buy iProducts, and don't care if it is iCrap.  They will play their bad iGames, and brag about their iScores, and secretly everyone else will call them iDorks.  Apple will declare success, and then history will repeat itself and apple will release the iCar, or iPlane, or iDialasis machine and we won't ever escape from the terrible products.

 

lol!...funny post. But unfortunately I have to agree with you >_<...My brother falls in line as an iDork, I'm trying to convince him to get a Nec 2490WUXI, or a Nec 30WUXI (soon to be revealed), they are infinitely better monitors. But he says "No, it has to be part of the apple lineup since I have a apple", so he wants a 30" Apple Cinema display? That hasn't had it's panels refreshed for almost 2 years?...ignorance...-_-..The nec 2490WUXI is the premiere monitor photo/3d monitor. It's not good for gaming, but it's the absolute best 24" monitor you can by that caters to graphical work station uses. But nope...Has to be a product of the iCrap line -_-...

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frg1 replied on Tue, Mar 4 2008 6:30 AM

the price is whats gonna get me lets see  a good gaming pc or a overpriced product that will most  likely be obslete maybe sega canshow them how to making a good product

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wolf2009 replied on Tue, Mar 4 2008 12:30 PM

vicaphit:

I don't think it will fail because of all of the iFans who only buy iProducts, and don't care if it is iCrap.  They will play their bad iGames, and brag about their iScores, and secretly everyone else will call them iDorks.  Apple will declare success, and then history will repeat itself and apple will release the iCar, or iPlane, or iDialasis machine and we won't ever escape from the terrible products.

 

guess what , apple will put an i on its console chatting system and games made for its console .  SO instead of PDA's on other systems in games , the secret agent character  could be reading messages on iphone ,  san andreas radio could be called iradio . 

U could be forced to use words such as iLOL , iOWNED , iF**k , iPWNed 

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