Apple may be planning to launch a gaming computer in 2020
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The gaming market is booming, and Apple has aggressively pressed into it this year. Apple Arcade has been a big investment for the Cupertino colossus, but there may be an even bigger piece of the pie in Apple’s hungry sights: gaming computers.
According to rumors from Taiwan (as reported by Patently Apple), Apple may be cooking up a gaming-centric device for 2020. In true Apple fashion, the computer will cost up to US $5000 (according to the rumors).
As with all fresh buzz, details are scarce at the moment. It’s unknown whether the Apple gaming computer will be an iMac all-in-one, large-screen MacBook Pro, or stand-alone desktop tower (a la the Mac Pro). The rumors claim Apple will announce the device at WWDC in June 2020, so we have half a year to ponder the veracity of this one.
As with all wild rumors, take this one with a mine’s worth of salt. It’s not unlikely that Apple may explore gaming computers, but considering how little Apple has focused on gaming support in macOS, it’s probably not wise to bet on the idea of a MacBook Gaming Edition coming to market. However, the new Mac Pro does boast the most powerful GPU setup on the market. Apple may be willing to tweak software and drivers to better suit gaming to capture some of the US $35 billion+ PC gaming market.