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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bowkota
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2011-10-12

So, I personally believe that within 10 years time, every major electronic device will run a smart OS. Most of these devices would be interconnected on the home network, and they will expose special info that your main controlling device, e.g. a tablet, or a smartphone, will "understand" and build a GUI for it, on the fly. The electronics needed for it would be cheap.


I never read that article but this is something I have also been saying for years now and I think any intelligent tech savvy person sees a future of the kind. The important question is how fast do we get there?

One reason I was a big proponent of the iPhone and iPad (not only when they where announced and then heavily criticised but even before that, when they were just notions) is that they will help us get there faster.
How would the mobile phone industry be today if it weren't for the iPhone? 2012 will give us some great Android Tablets (and maybe Windows 8). Would that be the case if it weren't for the iPad ???

Apple won't be the only ones to offer such an integrated experience in the future, there will be plenty of alternatives, better in some ways, worse in others. However, one reason we got there will be because of Apple.

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by zima on Mon 31st Oct 2011 22:09 in reply to "RE[2]: They have plenty of reasons..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Well I'm glad that Ericsson, ARM, Motorola, Nokia, ZTE, Huawei, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony (no, not about SE, they do tons more), or Analog Devices (in no particular order, and just a tiny slice of the whole) will greatly help us get there faster.
How would the mobile phone industry be today if it weren't for them? 2007 gave us iPhone, 2010 iPod. Would that be the case of it weren't for those on the list above ??? (and many more)

People limited to experiences of some atypical places might perceive some (one) provider to offer such an integrated experience in the future as chiefly responsible for the "revolution", they might be mostly oblivious to plenty of alternatives, better in some ways, worse in others. However, most of the reasons we got there will be because of entities on the list above, and many more.



In case you didn't realize yet: what you did is exactly the kind of intellectual dishonesty irking people tired of Apple fanatics.


And as for general premise... perhaps, but probably not to such a degree. It's not the first time it was prophesied, reminds me for example about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcomputer_revolution#The_Home_Comp...
Yes, at least now the technology is largely in place; but many scenarios will continue being impractical - including vacuum cleaners (Roomba and its ilk are more a sort of self-propelled brooms; proper vacuum cleaner is more practical when "hands-on" for reasons outside of electronics responsible for automation & networking; similar for, say, stove of washing machine - except for some simple timers)

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