New York Times: New Apple TV to focus on gaming

I’ve been thinking about an Apple TV lately. Not for any good reason. Because I’m a technology glutton, and playing with new gadgets is fun for me. But even though I’m both a) a gamer and b) thinking about an Apple TV, I have to confess that the fact that Apple is focusing on gaming with its newest iteration doesn’t make it any sexier to me. How about you?


This Wednesday, Apple will be holding an event in San Francisco to unveil new products and services. While the company has yet to reveal specifics about those products, a new report fromĀ The New York Times says that gaming will be a major focus of the news.

According to the report, Wednesday’s event will see Apple unveil a new version of the Apple TV. The Apple TV, a small box that hooks up to televisions, has existed in various forms since 2007, but it’s been primarily used for watching video or using video-focused apps.

The new Apple TV, however, will reportedly have more power, a game controller peripheral and access to the gaming portion of Apple’s app store. The New York Times says the device will sell for around $150 in an attempt to undercut the much more expensive PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.

We’ll be covering Apple’s event later this week and will have all the details on the new Apple TV and whether or not it’s poised to enter the world of gaming.