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Apple's 2014 WWDC Keynote Will Be Streamed Live; Hopes For a Microconsole? 147

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SlappingOysters (1344355) writes "Grab It is reporting that Apple will stream its 2014 WWDC keynote live at 10am PST on June 2. The site speculates that a recent update to showcase title and previous keynote star Real Racing 3 could confirm a rumoured microconsole announcement. The App Store has seen a dramatic rise in the quality and frequency of AAA spin-off titles over the last year, giving Apple a good platform to make a move into this emerging space."
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Apple's 2014 WWDC Keynote Will Be Streamed Live; Hopes For a Microconsole?

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  • Could confirm? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by FPhlyer (14433) on Sunday June 01, 2014 @02:26AM (#47139701) Homepage

    The site speculates that a recent update to showcase title and previous keynote star Real Racing 3 could confirm a rumoured microconsole announcement.

    Could confirm? Seriously... if it's still questionable then it is still unconfirmed.

  • Apple TV? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by steveha (103154) on Sunday June 01, 2014 @02:59AM (#47139761) Homepage

    Apple is known for limiting the number of different products. IMHO Apple is unlikely to ship a "microconsole" and continue to ship the Apple TV.

    Much more likely: the "4th generation" Apple TV, which will not only do everything an Apple TV does, but will also play games if you buy a controller.

    According to Wikipedia, the current Apple TV uses a single-core ARM chip. For gaming, Apple should put in a more powerful chip, which may imply a price hike. Perhaps Apple will continue to sell the current generation as a less-expensive model, for those who don't care about games.

  • by SuperKendall (25149) on Sunday June 01, 2014 @03:26AM (#47139805)

    I normally don't like looking at Apple Rumor sites at all, or reading about them.

    But a story like this seems REALLY pointless. What on earth is the point of publishing the story days before we know for sure what will happen? Just so people can swagger in with last minute "guesses" that hardly count because of last minute leaks?

    Much better to discuss the meaning or use of what actually is to come, rather than some possibility which will be potentially dissipated in mere days.

    In other words, let the cat at least settle down in the box before you open it.

  • by Noah Haders (3621429) on Sunday June 01, 2014 @03:44AM (#47139839)

    I am curious why Apple is having their WWDC convention in the early summer (before the Google I/O event even), when normally they are in the fall.

    WWDC is always at the beginning of June. They will have a separate event in Sep where they in recent years have announced the new iPhone.

    If they announce a console, they should merge AppleTV and it, so one product does all the set top love in a residence. Maybe even add a Blu-Ray drive, so one only needs it and the TV.

    never happen, apple hates physical media. heck, they never supported blu ray in their MacBooks, and are now killing off physical media completely. besides, why would you need a blu ray player when you could just rent or buy from iTunes? :P

  • by Jack Griffin (3459907) on Sunday June 01, 2014 @05:09AM (#47139997)

    Maybe even add a Blu-Ray drive, so one only needs it and the TV.

    Why, so they can get all those people still stuck in 2008? No-one uses physical media anymore, why would anyone want an optical drive these days?

  • by smash (1351) on Sunday June 01, 2014 @07:45AM (#47140331) Homepage Journal
    Why is this allegation constantly leveled at Apple? What have Samsung done? What has Google done? Fact is, revolutionary hardware or software doesn't come around very often. If Apple are doing such a poor job, what is your suggestion?
  • by Jack Griffin (3459907) on Sunday June 01, 2014 @07:49AM (#47140341)
    Yes but in case you haven't paid attention lately, Apple are a technology company, not an antique dealer...

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