Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Sep 2010 19:08 UTC
Apple A whole lot of Apple news of course, but we've never really done music players or streaming devices, so let's skip the barrage of new iPods and the new Apple TV (streaming-only? Fail). The real meat is of course iOS 4.1 and 4.2, both of which were detailed during today's press event.
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Cheap
by vivainio on Wed 1st Sep 2010 20:46 UTC
vivainio
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2008-12-26

Remember how Apple used to be the brand where you paid premium for a device you could get elsewhere at a cheaper price?

That time seems to be gone. Now, they peddle their wares for practically free to bolster the ecosystem. I don't think anybody sells a device comparable to Apple TV for $99, and iPods are pretty cheap compared to the hardware you get as well (these days). I bet Apple is planning to make most of the profit from content.

Apple TV is going to sell like cupcakes.

In other news, it seems the first MeeGo powered set top box has been announced recently:

http://www.allaboutmeego.com/news/item/12058_Amino_Freedom-set-top_...

http://www.aminocom.com/index.asp?PageID=2145848683

Edited 2010-09-01 20:48 UTC

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RE: Cheap
by flanque on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 22:31 in reply to "Cheap"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

I think there's too much competition already as well as upcoming competition that will prevent Apple TV from selling like cupcakes.

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RE[2]: Cheap
by macUser on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 21:43 in reply to "RE: Cheap"
macUser Member since:
2006-12-15

Apple did still refer to the AppleTV as a hobby. I don't think they'll ever get it right.

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