October 19, 2013
Andy Reitz on Apple TV and gaming:
"Now, let's turn back to Apple TV. For $100, the current Apple TV consists of a single-core A5 CPU, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of flash storage. In order to turn this machine into an competitive gaming console, Apple would have to up the CPU to an A7 (probably relatively cheap), up the RAM to 8GB (much less cheap), and dramatically increase the storage. I think that they need to be able to hold at least 2 games on the device, which is at least 60GB of storage"
He has a bunch of good arguments, including one that pokes a hole in my "where are the game controllers?" idea. I think he's probably right that this isn't the year for an Apple TV + game console device.