I have for may years been a fan of Apple. A ‘fanboy’ if you like. Now that Apple have ventured into the phone market with the ever successful iPhone, I feel that it is about time that Apple took the plunge into the gaming scene with a console. Not only because i’d buy it but for the various reasons in this post.
Yes you can download and play games on your iPhone/iPod Touch or Mac but none of those have that ‘console like’ experience. Apple have several products/infrastructures that would benefit a console created by Apple.
Apple could use a duplicated ‘App Store’ for its console for game developers to distribute games. Not only could big name developers do this, but sole developers could take a bash at developing for the system, giving you the wide selection seen on the App store today
This ‘Game store’ would remove the need for discs and games would become ‘on demand’. No need to leave your home to get the latest release of your favorite game. Jump on the ‘Game store’ and buy it using your iTunes account. While that’s nothing new, using what Apple has done with the App Store i’m sure it would be more successful than the alternatives that offered currently.
Apple have the ‘Apple TV’ while it doesn’t seem to be as successful it does many of the features that consoles such as the Xbox 360 do multimedia wise. You can watch TV shows, movies, YouTube videos, listen to music and podcasts, view Flickr photos or MobileMe Gallery photos.
That’s all well and good you can watch, listen and view all this stuff. But what if that was coupled with a iTunes store built into the system. You can then sync your purchases between your devices via the store. Meaning you don’t even have to own another device with iTunes, you can simply use the console independently from any other system.
Now of course, everything I have posted could be happening and the console could just be around the corner? Everything I have said has most likely been said before and is nothing new. But I just thought about it for a few minutes and it all seemed to make sense and drop into place. I can only hope that Apple see the obvious and implement most/if not all of the above into the system. I think it would truly smash any competition out of the water.