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Apple may be planning to launch a gaming computer in 2020

Apple could be developing a MacBook Pro for gaming. (Image via Apple)
Apple could be developing a MacBook Pro for gaming. (Image via Apple)
According to rumors out of Taiwan, Apple is eyeing the gaming PC market and plans to release a gaming-focused computer next year. The rumor claims the device will cost up to US $5000 but doesn't offer much information. The rumor doesn't even say whether the gaming computer will be a desktop or laptop.
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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.

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Sam Medley - Senior Tech Writer - 1129 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I've been a computer geek my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a database administrator. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news and reviews. I've also written for other outlets including UltrabookReview and GeeksWorldWide, focusing on consumer guidance and video gaming. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not writing on electronics or tinkering with a device, I'm either outside with my family, enjoying a decade-old video game, or playing drums or piano.
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Sam Medley, 2019-12-30 (Update: 2019-12-30)