Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2012 19:10 UTC
Apple The next frontier for Apple - and other technology companies - to conquer: the television market. Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn, has confirmed his company will be building a television for Apple in conjunction with Sharp. Since I bought a brand-new top-of-the-line TV late last year, I've been thinking a lot about what could be improved about the state of TV today, and as crazy as it seems, I'm actually not that dissatisfied.
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Comment by cyrilleberger
by cyrilleberger on Sat 12th May 2012 08:39 UTC
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Apple is going to get the content, eventually. Apple strategy is to sell a device that people wants, and then the content is going to come. So they are probably going to sell Apple TV first in the US. And if it is successful, they will bring it to other places in the world, and don't worry, they will get Dutch news on itunes at that point. They will just have to point out how successful their product is in the US and how many Dutch people wants an iTV and how much money they will make by selling news on itunes.

However, I am sceptical they will be successful. The reason of the success of ipod, iphone and ipad is that they come to a market full of crappy products.

And currently, the combination of Netflix+AnyTVBrand gives you already quiet the best user experience you can get. If you live in the US. If you live outside of the US, the problem is that it gets too complicated for companies like Netflix or Apple to get enough content agreements to be interesting on the market, and not sure if Apple can break the deadlock outside of the US if they don't become dominant in the US first.

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