“Let’s just be honest: we are at the absolute end of the road for gaming consoles,” Jonathan S. Geller writes for BGR. “There is no reason that you are going to need a dedicated gaming machine in the next year or two — you probably don’t even need one now. What makes this more troubling for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 is that these big, heavy, bulky, hot and loud gaming consoles have to last for an extremely long time in order for them to be profitable for each company. We have been on a 7 to 8-year life cycle for game consoles for the last couple decades, and that model isn’t going to be sustainable going into the future. In fact, Nintendo can’t even sell its brand new Wii U. This is where Apple comes in.”
“Does the world, the consumer, the living room, need a $400-$500 box at the center of it? A $400-$500 box that is going to be obsolete within a couple of years when we all have desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones all over the place? I think not,” Geller writes. “All we need is a gateway between our smart devices and our televisions, and here is how I think Apple is going to pull this off.”
With “Apple’s introduction of a new Wi-Fi protocol called 802.11ac,” Geller writes, “We can assume you will be able to stream an incredibly high-resolution feed from your phone or iPad to your Apple TV without issue, just what exactly are you going to stream? Videos, and games.”
Much more in the full article here.
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