Whether Apple will use that 3D acceleration - assuming Nvidia has won the contract - remains to be seen. The claim made by an anonymous MacRumours source that upcoming iPods will play old Nintendo games makes for a striking parallel, though the 'classic' tag suggests these are SNES-era titles, for which 3D acceleration wouldn't be needed.-- Future iPods to morph into games consoles?
I have to say that I find this unlikely and possibly undesirable. Unlikely because Jobs is not generally in the business of adding risky new directions to his breadwinners. Undesirable because it fragments the iPod's functionality. I'm all for Apple getting their game on, but I think their focus should be on the Mini and iMac lines and not the iPod.
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