Is Apple making its own console?

Apple’s been hiring Nintendo brains to level up its gaming. Could the iPlay console be its next move?

Mac users have long been ridiculed for their lack of gaming power, not in the least bit helped by failed ventures like the Apple Pippin. But with Steam for Mac becoming a reality last year, the taunting subsided and Apple’s recent hiring of Robert Saunders (formerly Nintendo UK’s head of PR) is another indication of a more gaming-centric focus by the computer company. Let’s just hope this latest hiring stirs up some creative winds and strengthens the contention of iDevices as viable portable gaming systems. Or does Apple have more serious console plans in the works? Would you buy an Apple iPlay?

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