Rumours abounding (nice example here from John Gruber) that Apple may be about to announce an updated Apple TV operating system with apps support, possibly integrated into an Apple-branded TV set rather than being available only as a separate box as at present.
(How would you control it? Through a separate iOS device like an iPad?)
This sounds potentially very bad for the traditional games console, a market that seems to be already waning.
If I could only have one secretive, obsessively proprietary company making integrated hardware and software products, with a history of approaching product design a bit differently from its competition, of favouring customer pleasure over technical advantage, and of treating third-party developers in unpredictable and capricious ways… I’d choose Nintendo rather than Apple.
But Nintendo don’t really seem to know what to do at the moment. A pity.