In an e-mail sent to journalists, the company merely said the invited scribes should come to Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters next Tuesday to learn more.Apple has recently patented motion detection controllers, Macsimum News reported, which are somehow reminiscent of Nintendo´s idea of future gaming.
"Come see some fun, new products from Apple," the company said in its invitation. Unlike past invitations, which hinted at which product Apple was targeting, the current invitation includes just a picture of a calendar with only the date Feb. 28 on it.
In fact, reading the description one cannot avoid thinking that this screen would make an ideal match for the Revolution, the most portable home console yet:
It’s (...) a wild new video game application for Apple’s accelerometer technology. It provides specific gaming examples of user as a driver and pilot and even provides a glimpse of how the accelerometer will be used in First Person Shooter games.Of course, this is all pure speculation and there is no concrete evidence of such a collaboration. However, the rumours of Apple and Nintendo cooperating are as old as anything. Sites like Macworld are keen to point out the similarities in the two companies´ business models. This is not to mention the almost identical industrial design exhibited in their products, as shown in a fantastic comparison by Go Nintendo.
A user holding the tablet can turn around and see the view looking backwards from a position in a two or three dimensional image or object database as if the user walks into a virtual reality game space. According to another embodiment, a user may perform an inspection of an image panorama where the view in different directions is provided by multiple cameras pointing outward in different directions from a single location.
In conclusion, next week´s announcement really could relate to gaming in one way or the other (though analysts expect the introduction of two new laptop models, it should be noted). It is highly unlikely that anything Nintendo-related will be announced. Still, it´s one to watch.
EDIT Nothing gaming-related was announced. See Joystiq for details.
Source: News.com, Macsimum News, Macworld, Go Nintendo
Thanks to: Joystiq