Is Apple Secretly Planning a Video Game Console?
Cuppertino, California based Apple Corporation has been making some quiet moves that suggest a growing interest in the video game console market. Flush with cash from sales of its wildly successful iPhone, the company may be seeking to extend its fledgling video game experience from mobile phones into the living room. Two recent hires from chip-maker AMD suggest that the company is acquiring the know-how needed to enter the home console space. The company recently grabbed Bob Drebin, who is most well known for having designed the internal graphics hardware in the Nintendo GameCube (the same tech was later enhanced and re-used in the Wii). This week, it was announced that Apple has also poached Richard Teversham, head of video game strategy for Microsoft. Teversham was one of the key executives in the development of the successful Xbox and Xbox 360 consoles for his old employer. What on Earth does Apple need with a console strategy whiz and two graphics chip eggheads, unless it is plann