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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by Verenkeitin on Sun 13th May 2012 08:00 UTC
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Apple TV will have interface that is pretty but extremely annoying to use because of poor usability (e.g., icons in grids and scrollbars as checkboxes).

Apple TV will not have a mute button on the remote. That function will be added to a later model when its design is perfected.

Apple TV will not have legacy connectors like HDMI.

Apple TV will come only with a screen surface that can be used as a mirror.

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RE: Predictions
by henderson101 on Sun 13th May 2012 12:55 in reply to "Predictions"
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Apple TV will not have legacy connectors like HDMI.

Errr.... Seeing as the current Mac Mini model ships with HDMI and Thunderbolt, and an HDMI to DVI converter, something tells me you are incorrect. In fact, my Mac Mini is connected to my monitor using HDMI, along with the XBox 360. Couple of cables and a cheap HDMI switcher, fully switchable set-up. Cables and switcher all together cost less than £25. I could have found a cheaper switcher, but this one I have is tiny and happened to be on the shelf at the store when I was looking for the cabling. I also have a thunderbolt to VGA for an older monitor, but HDMI is just a better picture.

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RE[2]: Predictions
by Verenkeitin on Sun 13th May 2012 15:25 in reply to "RE: Predictions"
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It was a tongue-in-cheek reference to Apple tending to do things like removing disk drives when they were still widely used. I have a vague recollection that they have pulled similar stunts more recently with ports like VGA. Then there is the micro display port thing, when they could have just as well used a standard size version.

I should have written (all tongue-in-cheek):
Apple TV will not have HDMI inputs. Only supported input port type is so new, nothing else on the market supports it yet.


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