Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s rumored television set appears to be eons away, but in the meantime the iPhone maker is in the process of revamping their television box.
Apple may revamp iTV
A recent report from iLounge claims Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will soon offer support for games. Citing unnamed industry sources, the update will come in two months and will enable users to download games. There is also a report of a Bluetooth controller that works with the box top.
This report also claims the games will be downloaded directly to Apple TV instead of an iOS device. This means users won’t be downloading the games via their iPhone or iPad. The challenge this presents is that both the second and third generation iTVs don’t have a lot of internal storage. Users have to stream their entertainment from things already stored or applications like Hulu or Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)
There is the possibility of Apple utilizing iCloud to store and play the games.
This isn’t the first time iTV App Store rumors surfaced
The late Steve Jobs even suggested a possible app store for the iTV during an interview nearly four years go. The interview explained, “What Jobs didn’t say is that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) wants to become king of the living room. He tells Bloomberg Businessweek that when the time is right, Apple could open an App Store for the TV that could do for television sets what all those apps have done for the iPhone.”
This report is still just in the rumor phase. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has yet to confirm anything yet, but the company generally doesn’t talk about rumors prior to any unveiling. There have been previous rumors regarding an App Store for iTV. Except for the mobile games, the Cupertino-based tech giant doesn’t appear to have much of an interest in the gaming industry. Only time will tell if this rumor turns out to be true.