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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RE: Nope
by David on Wed 26th Oct 2011 22:08 UTC in reply to "Nope"
David
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I agree with you that the TV should be a dumb screen. I don't have any idea whether Apple is really making a TV, but if they do, I'd sure prefer that it be something like a giant sized Thunderbolt display with a space to attach an AppleTV on the back. It can have the camera and sensors and ports attached, but I agree that it would be best if you could upgrade the AppleTV hardware, or use different hardware, and I think it would also be best for Apple.

On the other hand, it's probably cheaper just to include the AppleTV hardware inside. And the TV has to have at least some rudimentary OS, if only to handle the menus and settings. It's probably easier just to make it a full-blown AppleTV.

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