Its no surprise that Steve Jobs and Co. have had a tremendous influence in the tech world. With the release of the original iPod and iPhone causing hundreds of clones to be released, it was only a matter of time before their ingenuity spilled over into one the biggest industries ever, video games.
Steve Jobs was a true Apple genius. His imagination and creativeness brought a once failing Apple, to one of the largest and most successful companies in the world. To say that Apple will never release a next generation gaming console or handheld gaming device is absurd. Over the years Apple has changed the way we make phone calls, listen to music and even the way we get our daily news. By simplifying our devices and making them so user friendly its no wonder why many people are adopting iPhones, iPods, iPads and Macs. Judging by their past, its almost inevitable that we will see some sort of Apple gaming device soon. But how soon will we see these devices?
The answer is NOW! Apple has already proved itself a worthy contender in the handheld gaming market with the iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone. With high quality games like Real Racing 2, Infinity Blade, N.O.V.A., and Shadow Gun, we know it is possible for these handheld devices to play games with graphics that look like current generation consoles. With the implementation of Game Center (Apples social network for gaming), Apple is letting us know that they do care about the mobile gaming market. The recent update to AirPlay allows us to stream our games from our iPads to our HDTV’s, allowing us to view our games in full 1080p and also play co-operatively with our friends.
If you follow the Apple trend, you will see that Apple does not release a product to make a quick buck. They plan strategically and when the time is right, BOOM!, out comes a revolutionary product that changes the market completely. I truly believe this is what Apple is currently doing. They are researching what features people prefer, what price points people will pay, and how people want content delivered. If Apple can get this right, which they will, they will no doubt be a huge contender in the video game industry.