Earlier this year Nintendo made a ground breaking announcement. This fall Nintendo will for the first time release games for mobile devices not made by Nintendo. With the Apple TV 4 coming into focus, will Nintendo allow Mario to be on the Apple TV?
The new 4th generation Apple TV is shaping up ahead of the September 9 event. Over the weekend the price point of $149 to $200 leaked. The new Apple TV will support the App Store and Siri.
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Despite other reports, we believe that the Apple TV 4 will not ship in October, unless Apple worked in secret with app and game developers. We listed the focus on games as one of the reasons why the Apple TV will not ship this year as game developers need time to make Apple TV games.
Now 9to5Mac has published a new report confirming the gaming focus of the new Apple TV. The new Apple TV remote control is supposed to be similar to a Wiimote equipped with motion sensors.
If suddenly iOS games can be played in the living room on a big screen, Nintendo is in a conflicting situation. In March, Nintendo announced to release games for mobile devices. The new Apple TV 4 runs on iOS and supports the App Store. Will Nintendo allow their games to be played on the Apple TV?
This would make their games compete directly with the Wii U and the upcoming Nintendo NX.
The more details emerge about the new Apple TV, the more exciting it gets. The iPhone 6S will be an after thought at the September 9 event. People will talk about the Apple TV 4 and its potential to take on Xbox and PS4.
9to5Mac reports that Apple is going to support multiple game controllers and not just the new Apple TV Remote. Now it is just a matter of great games to make the Apple TV 4 a desirable gaming console.
Siri is mentioned on the invite for the Apple event. Siri is supposed to be at heart of the Apple TV navigation. Voice control works great on the Fire TV. It will also be great on the new Apple TV.
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While we hear lots of rumors, we still have not seen a single part of the Apple TV 4 leaked. This is why we lean towards a early 2016 release and not October.