“With iOS 7.0.3 and Apple TV 6.0, iPhone and iPad games are already playable on a TV, according to Kyle Richter, but can be hard to control,” Tim Nash writes for Seeking Alpha.
“When it comes to playing iPhone and iPad games through Apple TV, AirPlay currently has too much latency it takes too much time for your game to respond on the TV and if Apple is to truly take over the games console market, Apple TV needs to be able to also handle the larger blockbuster games, which can be 50-60Gb,” Nash writes. “So it is far better and easier to upgrade Apple TV and make it a games console, which can also be the household media center and backup drive.”
Nash writes, “What would this cost? $399 [same as Sony PS4] for 1TB or $499 (same as MS Xbox One) for 3TB. Apple offers the iMac Fusion Drive upgrade for $200, but iMac pricing already includes a 1TB hard drive and so the $300 extra on top of the $99 for the current Apple TV should cover costs + the usual Apple margins. While Apple could hit a lower price point now, it can save any discounting for older models when it launches a new model for the holiday season every year.”
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