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Unsubstantiated rumor says ‘Apple Switch’ is in the works

May 12, 2021

Unsubstantiated rumor says ‘Apple Switch’ is in the works

The (sketchy) rumor: New information originating from a Korean forum suggests that Apple is working on a portable gaming device similar to the Nintendo Switch.


  • The portable gaming hybrid device is said to feature a chip different from the A/M-series with “enhanced GPU performance and ray tracing support”
  • No other credible rumors suggest that Apple is developing something like this, and the same source says Apple is developing games with Ubisoft

Our take: I think this rumor is probably conflating the Apple gaming controller that reliable sources have said is in the works with Apple’s broader gaming strategy of bringing more games to Apple Arcade. I doubt we will ever see this come to fruition because, well, we already have the iPhone…