Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 24th Oct 2011 20:05 UTC
Apple Appleinsider writes: "An anticipated Apple high-definition television set, complete with iOS features including Siri voice commands, FaceTime video chat and access to the App Store, would be a strong product in a massive $100 billion market, according to a new analysis." Last year I explained my vision of a smart TV too (read the comment), and my ideas were pretty much the same thing AppleInsider discusses about today. Back then I was almost laughed at by most OSNews residents for these ideas. I have the feeling that the people who then found my ideas ridiculous, they'll now find a possible Apple smart TV "natural" and "revolutionary".
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Nope
by phoenix on Mon 24th Oct 2011 21:55 UTC
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2005-07-11

I said back then, and I'll say it again now: TV screens should be just dumb screens with lots of input connectors. Everything else (VCR, PVR, DVD, Blu-Ray, game consoles, media centres, etc) should be external boxes that plug into the TV screen. Even the cable tuner. There should be no functional difference between a "TV" screen and a "PC" screen besides the resolution and the number of inputs.

What happens when Apple updates iOS and deprecates the "Apple TV" after 2 years?

What happens when the flash disk in the TV dies?

What happens when the flash disk corrupts?

We need to be making TVs dumber, not smarter.

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