So far as wild Apple rumors are involved, a brand new report claiming that Apple has plans to launch a high-end gaming laptop subsequent 12 months is a doozy.
The report originates from the Financial Every day Information, which has one thing of a spotty monitor file in relation to Apple rumors. The report particularly notes that Apple might launch a dear $5,000 gaming Mac in 2020. Particulars are naturally fairly murky, and the report isn’t even certain if this rumored Mac will come within the type of an iMac or a high-end MacBook.
The report provides that Apple will formally unveil its new Mac gaming laptop at its annual WWDC occasion subsequent June.
Is it laborious to take this rumor severely? Completely. All the identical, when you would have informed me 5 years in the past that Apple would begin producing its personal TV reveals or begin a subscription service for unique cellular gaming, I might have discovered it simply as absurd.
It’s additionally value noting that growing a powerful Mac is simply half the battle. Apple would additionally have to persuade builders to take Mac gaming severely, which might be far more difficult provided that the Mac has by no means been seen as a critical gaming platform by anyone. If something, the thought usually elicits nothing however laughter from actual players.
For as a lot as Apple likes to tout that innovation and a spotlight to element is part of its DNA, the identical can’t be stated for gaming. Although the App Retailer helped open up a brand new chapter for cellular gaming, Apple by no means appeared prepared to completely embrace gaming till not too long ago when it launched Apple Arcade.
Is it doable that the Apple Arcade launch underscores a newfound dedication Apple has in the direction of gaming? Positive. However the leap from cellular gaming to a Mac able to competing with PCs appears a bit far-fetched at this level.