Naw, Apple’s not developing its own version of the Nintendo Switch

According to a post on a Korean forum, shared by Twitter user @FrontTron, and noted by MacRumors, Apple is developing a portable hybrid games console, comparable to the Nintendo Switch. However, the Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks there’s 0% chance this is happening.

Here’s the rumor: The device will apparently feature an entirely new Apple-designed application processor, neglecting to use an A-series or M-series chip. This chip appears to be specifically designed for gaming and is said to feature enhanced GPU performance and improved ray tracing.Apple is purported to currently be in negotiations with a number of well-known video game studios, including Ubisoft, the maker of popular titles such as “Assassin’s Creed,” “Far Cry,” and “Watch Dogs,” about developing games for the new device.

I seriously doubt that this will happen. However, I do think that Apple will release its own game controller that will work with the Apple TV, Macs, iPhones, and iPads. I think it will be unveiled in time for the holidays. In the meantime, it’s easy to connect third party game controllers with Apple devices.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.