Rumor of the week: Apple re-enters videogame biz?

Apple gamesNokia’s re-entry into the video game scene made quite a splash among QJ readers. So we’re pretty sure this rumor will receive the red carpet welcome treatment from Apple people and iPeople all over the world.

A few months ago Steve Jobs announced more gaming capabilities for the next-gen iPod which leads us to this month’s hot speculations. Jesse Tortora, an analyst for Prudential, believes Apple is ripe enuff to jump into the video game market “considering it has hired video game designers.”

We bet that quote launched a thousand woot! woot! from Apple fans. Oh, but there’s more shiny, juicy, bite-sized quotes from Tortota.

“We think the videogame market represents a distinct possibility for Apple, especially considering that it recently announced the availability of videogames for its iPod through its iTunes store,” he said. “The game console device could be morphed out of some combination of the MacMini and iTV, while the handheld player could be developed as an enhancement for a future version of the widescreen iPod.”

Okay, these are just Tortora’s predictions. But unlike the crystal ball-gazing soothsayers, Tortora has been looking at market trends and strategy so this rumor isn’t that impossible. In fact, it’s very probable. And it’s going to be really interesting once Jobs makes an official announcement.

Via Pro-G

Apple gamesNokia’s re-entry into the video game scene made quite a splash among QJ readers. So we’re pretty sure this rumor will receive the red carpet welcome treatment from Apple people and iPeople all over the world.

A few months ago Steve Jobs announced more gaming capabilities for the next-gen iPod which leads us to this month’s hot speculations. Jesse Tortora, an analyst for Prudential, believes Apple is ripe enuff to jump into the video game market “considering it has hired video game designers.”

We bet that quote launched a thousand woot! woot! from Apple fans. Oh, but there’s more shiny, juicy, bite-sized quotes from Tortota.

“We think the videogame market represents a distinct possibility for Apple, especially considering that it recently announced the availability of videogames for its iPod through its iTunes store,” he said. “The game console device could be morphed out of some combination of the MacMini and iTV, while the handheld player could be developed as an enhancement for a future version of the widescreen iPod.”

Okay, these are just Tortora’s predictions. But unlike the crystal ball-gazing soothsayers, Tortora has been looking at market trends and strategy so this rumor isn’t that impossible. In fact, it’s very probable. And it’s going to be really interesting once Jobs makes an official announcement.

Via Pro-G

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