Rumor Smashed: No Apple TV Games

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So you know how someone found "evidence" of game compatibility with Apple TV in the latest iTunes update? Looks like it's more of an example of some lazy copying and pasting by developers than one of future features. MacUser did some research and discovered that the code is exactly the same as the code for both iPods and mobile phones (like the ROKR, not the iPhone), making it look like this is just the result of some find and replace action.

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Sorry dudes. But come on, it's not like transferring iPod games to Apple TV really even makes any sense.

Thanks Dan!

Busting the Apple TV games rumor [MacUser]

DISCUSSION

kaisermachead
kaisermachead

But then, they wouldn't just skimp on the content because of that idea.

They do in fact make money off of iTunes, it's just that Apple keeps a strict philosophy of hardware first software second. They don't have the luxury of Microsoft to just supply everyone with everything through bundles and OEM, so a hardware company they will remain.

But content is very important when it comes to hardware sales. Part of the appeal of iPods is that iTunes has a very very large library, and now movies and TV shows. This is very important to consider, especially when you think about consoles. They're even more content dependent since exclusive titles and available open titles are vital. Without attractive content, the hardware sales plummet.