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Apple television set could come next year, designed by iTunes creator

By Shawn Knight · 17 replies
Oct 25, 2011
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  1. Apple could be preparing to release the long-rumored Apple television as early as next year. The project is being led by the software engineer who developed iTunes, according to Bloomberg,…

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,118   +1,389

    See the story on Netflix. Streaming will be a market for the big boys... Apple, Google, Microsoft. That blubbering noise coming from out in the cold is Reed Hastings saying, "But we were first!"
  3. And it will be built by LG or Samsung just as their current displays are, except, of course, with a 300% apple tax.

    No thanks.
  4. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,057   +1,456

    And it only allows you to watch apple approved shows
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,244   +507

    It'll also have 720p only HDMI ports... called iHD. $99 for any conversion adapters of iHD to any other (one) interface - j/k
  6. Epic Fail.
  7. I don't really want a laggy TV.
  8. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 648   +58

    They're going to call it iV. The ultimate solution to your entertainment needs. Insert in vein and enjoy the cult.
  9. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 266

    Call it a 'fail' but I expect huge sales of this product. If people are willing to fork over hundreds of dollars for a what is essentially a PC cased in aluminum and embossed with an apple, they'll be lining up in droves to buy their 'innovative' Apple TV.
  10. It will cost three times that of a normal tv but it will be directly linked to Steve Jobs in heaven.
  11. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,007   +18

    Bleh. Normally we just have to endure a 1 year hype cycle, now we're gonna have to read onanistic articles about this for two years.

    Licensing fees + 30% = what's the monthly fee going to be? This **** ain't going to be free.
  12. What, are they going to call it the "Apple TV"?
  13. 2012 - Apple launches a new TV.
    2013 - Apple sues all other TV manufactures because their TVs look like Apple's.
  14. Gives a whole new meaning to "pay per view"... The world's first obfuscated TV...
  15. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 857   +127

    My $75 a month bill for cable tv could go towards a lot better programming with something like apple tv. Time to switch.
  16. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 253   +19

    Let's see how many more Lemmings the marketing department at Apple will create.
  17. Designed by the same guy that created iTunes....enough said. I'm out.
  18. You forgot the bullet in the middle where every other manufacturer first says that Apple has no chance. Only after Apples very destinctively designed TV is a huge success they will start copying the design. THEN Apple will sue.

    Rinse and repeat.

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