Apple has no plans to move into the gaming market, contrary to recent reports.

An Apple "senior development source" allegedly countered recent reports claiming the company has plans to penetrate the games market in conversation with Develop magazine.

This report notes that while Apple recently applied for a patent for what could be construed a mobile gaming system, this does not mean the company intends releasing a product to compete with the PSP.

Instead, that filing indicates the company's interest in expanding its selection of iPod games.

"Apple is very protective of the reputation it has built in the electronics market," the report explains. "Don't hold your breath for an announcement of an 'iGame' console just yet," the source reportedly warned.