The iPad Pro isn’t an Xbox competitor, even with console-like specs

Apple wants to attract big-name game developers to create games with its computers and iPads, specifically the new iPad Pro, in mind. That means the company needs to pitch the device (a tablet that most wouldn’t list as a go-to portable gaming device) to a different crowd. Part of the way that Apple conveys that message is by dunking on consoles like Sony’s PlayStation or Microsoft’s Xbox by using a specific phrase in its presentation, as it did yesterday: “It provides an experience that rivals consoles for the very first time.”

2K Games, the developer behind annual sports games like NBA 2K19, appeared onstage at the event with its latest basketball installment to showcase the new iPad Pro’s capabilities. The iPad version of NBA 2K19 r…

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