Apple prepping $5,000 gaming Mac?

Posted on Monday, Dec 30 2019 @ 12:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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We don't usually write gaming and Apple in the same sentence but a new rumor is going around that the Cupertino-based firm is planning to address the eSports market. Patently Apple picked up word that Apple is working on an eSports-centric gaming Mac that will cost up to $5,000.

Curiously, the project doesn't seem to be a traditional gaming PC. Instead, it's claimed that Apple is either working on a large-screen All-in-One device or a large-screen gaming laptop;
Today, out of the blue, a new rumor from Taiwan claims that Apple is planning to launch an e-sports-centric PC next year with a unit price of up to $ 5,000 (about NT $ 152,100), which will be the first time that Apple has entered the e-sports PC field.

It is both a new product and a high unit price. The industry expects that the gross profit margin of Apple's supply chain manufacturers will be positive. (The global e-sports market is expected to leap by $ 1 billion )
An announcement is expected at Apple's Global Developer Conference (WWDC) next June. Overall, we're not quite sure if an Apple-based gaming product could be successful as pretty much all PC video games require Windows, and it's hard to imagine Apple selling a Windows-based gaming PC.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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