Apple’s Apple TV 4K powered by the A12 Bionic was an insult to the gamers who thought that the Cupertino giant is finally taking gaming seriously and will offer some powerful hardware to back its words in the market. However, that wasn’t the case, and the product was a let-down.
However, a new rumour going online is that Apple is preparing a Switch-like console. We already know that Qualcomm is also working on a similar kind of product. However, it makes you wonder what the need for such a product for Apple is. The company already has an iPhone and iPad with one of the most powerful chipsets in the world, powering them, especially the latest 2021 M1 iPad Pro models.
But the hard truth is that iPhones and iPads are geared toward performance and efficiency and not towards gaming. They are not designed to have thick internal cooling systems as Apple prioritizes a sleek form factor.
However, the rumoured product might sport some room to pack a capable cooler, and some others aspects may set it apart from the rest of Apple’s products. The leak suggests that Apple is working on a new SoC for its gaming product, and it will not be categorized under the A-Series or M-series of chipsets. And the new console device could be slightly thicker and touting a larger display to provide more surface area for spreading the heat.
The information is huge, and Apple officially dipping its hand in the gaming industry could very well be the next market in which the Cupertino giant could end up creating a space for itself. The company is currently developing the M1X or M2 for future MacBook Pro models. If this chipset could deliver a convincing performance boost in games, Apple would not need to develop a separate chipset.