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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RE[3]: More $ for Same Stuff
by WorknMan on Fri 11th May 2012 23:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: More $ for Same Stuff"
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2005-11-13

That's what they always do, replicate what already exists, but easier to use, and much prettier. I'm not putting them down for doing this, I'm just saying this is what they do.


Yup, if it's like the way things usually go, Apple will come up with some new twist on the TV concept; geeks and tech pundits will blow it off, claiming it sucks because it doesn't come with the kitchen sink, and can't do your dishes either. Then Apple will sell about 9 billion of them, and then the copycat TVs will show up a year later, as everybody tries to copy Apple's design. The copycats will suck ass and lack the polish of the Apple TVs on the first go-round, but by the 2nd or 3rd gen, they'll have the Apple interface copied perfectly, plus they'll throw in the kitchen sink to make the geeks happy.

And after it's all said and done with, the anti-Apple crowd will claim that Apple innovated nothing, because... you know... TVs have existed for many decades already, and they saw Apple's design on a Star Trek episode once, or on some VHS tape from the 90's ;)

Edited 2012-05-11 23:01 UTC

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RE[4]: More $ for Same Stuff
by Soulbender on Sat 12th May 2012 04:05 in reply to "RE[3]: More $ for Same Stuff"
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2005-08-18

Quantity != quality though. If it was we should all consider Lady Gaga an excellent musician.

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