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Apple to Make Gaming a Primary Selling Point of the New Apple TV

Apple to Make Gaming a Primary Selling Point of the New Apple TV

Posted September 7, 2015 at 6:03am by iClarified
Apple will make gaming a primary selling point of the new Apple TV, reports the New York Times.

It’s tough to know how compelling the games on Apple TV will be until the company reveals the system this week. Yet many of the components necessary for a satisfying game experience will come with the device, the people say — including more power for better graphics, a new remote that could double as a controller and, perhaps most important, an app store to buy and download games.

“I think Apple’s going to create a big new category in gaming, one that others have tried and failed to create before,” said Jan Dawson, chief analyst at the technology research firm Jackdaw Research. “What the Apple TV has the potential to do is to bring casual gaming to the living room and make it a much more social activity.”

After leaving the Apple TV basically untouched for several years, Apple is expected to unveil a next generation device on September 9th. The device is said to feature an A8 chip, 8GB/16GB of storage, no 4K support, and the same ports. It's believed to come with a new touchpad remote that has a replaceable battery and motion sensors that will let you use it as a steering wheel in racing games.

Apple is expected to price the new Apple TV at $149. You can follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, or RSS for updates.

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gamerscul9870 - September 8, 2015 at 8:45pm
^^Deez dumps \(*V*)^^
MUKAI - September 7, 2015 at 5:17pm
Going to be a complete flop
MUKAI - September 7, 2015 at 10:08pm
Just like your mom
gamerscul9870 - September 7, 2015 at 10:47pm
More like your entire life and relatives.
gamerscul9870 - September 7, 2015 at 12:51pm
Get ready to compete, Amazon.
JollySonX - September 7, 2015 at 12:28pm
Whilst I'm looking forward to the Apple TV, gaming isn't something I want, I have consoles designed solely for gaming I think Apple should keep a TV box as a TV box with an App Store for the TV streaming they don't include like Amazon instant, air play can take care of the rest (:
MNP - September 7, 2015 at 11:33am
What they'll probably do is have all your games in iCloud, not on the actual device. All the games would be streamed, while apps would be on the device.
selvamax - September 7, 2015 at 1:42pm
Playing iPhone games on TV. Seems like old idea since AirPlay.
selvamax - September 7, 2015 at 7:01am
For gaming, 8/16 gb is not enough
tommyy - September 7, 2015 at 8:11am
Supports external hdd so you can have 10TB single drive.
selvamax - September 7, 2015 at 8:13am
that's great !!!
iAmMe - September 7, 2015 at 3:22pm
I agree. It 8/16Gb storage won't be enough. Also the A8 processor (designed for mobile) might not be enough to support the graphics processing of a bigger screen. iPhones and iPod touches can already be the best remotes for it. I doubt about external drive support as it will only slow it down just like games on android that are on the SD.
gamerscul9870 - September 7, 2015 at 4:57pm
6 plus has a bigger screen with more processing power, but to display something so big? If you think about that, the TV just displays what's going on in the apple TV. If size were to slow it down, the processor would be running on a TV instead of the box. Think about how the cables work. Yellow displays what's plugged in on the screen, white connects the sound to it, and the red is to configure the actions (I guess) to it.
selvamax - September 7, 2015 at 5:14pm
iPhones are still running in inbuilt Flash memory so no one know how they handle SD/USB 2-3 functionality in-terms of gaming. And moreover Apple proved Console-Level graphics in A8 using Metal API but still very very less games uses Metal thats what the problem is. So people were expected some nVidia/AMD GPUs in Apple TV that will boost Console game developers to develop for Apple TV. Now they wanting us to play the same iPhone games in TV instead using Airplay.
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