“Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, long-time Apple TV proponent, believes that it is it’s not a case of ‘if’ but ‘when’ Apple will release a television,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes writes for Forbes. “I’ve talked at length about how I just don’t see how a TV fits into Apple’s future, so rather than cover that same old ground I want to pick up on a specific point made by Munster.”
“That point is in relation to Apple’s App Store and games. Munster believes that Apple’s television will allow users to download games, music and other content to their TV. He believes that gaming in particular will be of particular interest to the large group of iOS game developers,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “Immediate, I can see several problems with this idea.”
Kingsley-Hughes writes, “The first is that I can’t see a way for existing games aimed at the iPhone and iPad will work on a television. Think about it, the iPhone and iPad are touch devices, and it’s hard to replicate touch in a controller, especially if it is a multi-touch gesture made up of several fingers. I can’t see how even a game like Angry Birds in its current iOS configuration wouldn’t work on a television unless it had a touch screen.”
MacDailyNews Take: We do it often (AirPlay Mirroring). As anyone who’s actually used AirPlay Mirroring can tell you, using the iPad’s touchscreen while looking at the TV works just fine for simple games like Angry Birds.
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