If Apple makes this Apple TV, they will win the living room wars

This. This is what Apple needs to beat everyone: A $99 Apple TV with the graphic oomph of an iPhone 5S, plus a new larger remote that doubles as a full gamepad and a motion joystick—like the Nintendo Wiimote. If this concept becomes a reality, Cupertino really can win the living room. » 3/19/14 3:07pm 3/19/14 3:07pm

Sorry Consoles, Apple's Controller Support Spells Trouble For You

The biggest news of E3 2013 was the battle between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a battle centered on consumer rejection of digital rights management and used game restrictions. Meanwhile, in San Francisco, Apple quietly fired a shot that could eventually neuter traditional game consoles. iOS controller support… » 6/20/13 10:32am 6/20/13 10:32am

Monday Is The Perfect Day For Apple To Reveal A Game Controller

Monday marks the beginning of Apple's 2013 Worldwide Developer Conference, where the tech giant is expected to reveal some of the enhancements coming to the next iteration of iOS. What if one of those enhancements is support for external gamepads for its iDevices? Indeed, what if Apple, on the eve of the biggest game… » 6/07/13 7:30pm 6/07/13 7:30pm

Apple Patent Looks More Than A Little Like The Wii Remote

A patent's been uncovered by VentureBeat, which Apple first filed in November 2006. It's for a pointer/remote device, that communicates via IR, and has a sensor bar you place in front of the tellie to detect 3D movement. You know, just like a Wii Remote. The patent states the following: » 5/09/08 2:00am 5/09/08 2:00am

Interesting. Now, as anyone…