Apple will soon introduce a powerful Apple TV with a gamepad and bet on games

Apple will soon introduce a powerful Apple TV with a gamepad and bet on games

On September 19 last year, the Cupertian giant launched the Apple Arcade subscription gaming service for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. Reportedly, the company will soon introduce the Apple TV 2020 set-top box based on the powerful A12X Bionic chip and will try to make it a gaming platform with a stake in its gaming subscription service.

Selling a set-top box with a relatively powerful chip (an informant in the person of Jioriku even talks about a large radiator for heat dissipation) is not enough for this ambitious goal, so the company is rumored to be preparing its own game controller for Apple TV 2020. There is no launch date for this gamepad, but perhaps already at the WWDC developer conference, which begins tomorrow, June 22, we will learn some details.

By the way, the iPad already has support for PS4 and Xbox One game controllers, and third-party accessory manufacturers like Gamevice release gamepads for various iPhone models. Let’s see if the rumors turn out to be true and if people want to pay for an additional accessory to play the Apple Arcade catalog on the big screen (so far, frankly, there are not enough large projects there – more and more mobile independent games).

By the way, at the software conference, where the main focus will be on the development of iOS, MacOS and related platforms, important hardware announcements are expected: for example, iMac all-in-ones with a new design in 2020 and even the long-awaited transition of Apple from Intel chips to its own processors with ARM architecture in the field of desktop systems.

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