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  • Apple HDTV Coming Soon, Says Report


    For nearly three years we've heard rumblings about Apple's supposed plans to create and launch connected-television models in the near future. Following reports last week that late Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed in his new biography that he had "cracked' the formula for an integrated futuristic connected television set, talk has once again surfaced that Apple will soon roll out a branded HDTV.

    "I'd like to create an integrated television set," Jobs told Walter Isaacson. "It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud... It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it."

    According to published reports Monday, analyst Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray dished in a new correspondence with investors that sources close to Apple confirmed that the company has been building prototype models of the new high-definition television set since September.

    Munster says Apple could use the new Siri voice activated system "to bolster its TV offering and simplify the chore of inputting information like show titles, or actor names, into a TV."

    "We believe that of the estimated 220 million flat panel TVs sold in 2012, 48% or 106 million units will be internet-connected, of which Apple could sell 1.4 million units," Munster writes. "We believe an Apple Television could add $2.5 billion or 2% to revenue in CY12, $4.0 billion or 3% in CY13 and $6.0 billion in CY14."

    Source: Fortune
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple HDTV Coming Soon, Says Report started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. perealb's Avatar
      perealb -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigliquid530 View Post
      Wonder if apple will make a game console like ps3, or xbox....
      It would be nice if they came up with an Apple car - or iCar. Siri, drive me to work.
    1. brownlace's Avatar
      brownlace -
      That would be sick!
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by perealb View Post
      That already happens with remote controls - nothing new - but I would rather say: "Siri, change to Discovery Channel" or "Siri, find me a sci-fi movie made in 2011" or "Siri, set to record all new episodes of Family Guy" or "Siri, what are the best rated tv shows at the moment? (siri lists) Please, record XXXXX" or "Siri, play the movie Horrible Bosses" or...
      Most households only have a single remote to control changing the channel and once the fight over the remote is over, only one person has control over the TV.
      With a voice activated TV everyone with in range of the TV has control, unless you can set it to respond to just one voice, but even that can usually be easily fooled.

      Especially with a house with a few kids of different ages, turning off the voice commands would be must.
      How many "Siri delete all recordings" are gonna happen in the heat of the moment? :P
    1. perealb's Avatar
      perealb -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Most households only have a single remote to control changing the channel and once the fight over the remote is over, only one person has control over the TV.
      With a voice activated TV everyone with in range of the TV has control, unless you can set it to respond to just one voice, but even that can usually be easily fooled.

      Especially with a house with a few kids of different ages, turning off the voice commands would be must.
      How many "Siri delete all recordings" are gonna happen in the heat of the moment? :P
      You: "Siri, I'm the boss here. Only follow my commands."
      Siri: "Yes, Sir."
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      you guys do realize this TV will have a remote (wifi remote device) you have to push to activate the voice command, just so TV would not change change channel by itself when it mentions other network. Or a beer commercial mentions football the TV changes to a football game when you are in middle of your soap
    1. desepticon's Avatar
      desepticon -
      There was a funny bit on 30 Rock with voice activated TV.
    1. perealb's Avatar
      perealb -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      you guys do realize this TV will have a remote (wifi remote device) you have to push to activate the voice command, just so TV would not change change channel by itself when it mentions other network. Or a beer commercial mentions football the TV changes to a football game when you are in middle of your soap
      That would be solved by having to say the work Siri followed by a short pause before each command - just like the ship computer in the Star Trek series. "Computer, increase the shield to maximum."
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      I did the maths - 2.5 bil / 1.4 mil = 1785 Dollars / TV!
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      This better be 1080p LED Backlight with 120 Hz refresh rate. It better be a 40" for a price of $799 Siri on the TV would be sick.. Siri the porno channel please
    1. fluffybunnyabc's Avatar
      fluffybunnyabc -
      It won't be called iTV tho there's already a major tv channel here in the uk called that that's been around for years, can't see apple suing them lol, though they will probably try
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I hope they don't make it all 3D crap, I'm sick of that stuff, it's not even that cool, just makes you sick, lightheaded, and gives you a headache. If it's anything life changing like the iPhone was it'll be extremely cool and will sell like hotcakes!
    1. Nefarious's Avatar
      Nefarious -
      I would buy one in a heartbeat!
    1. dz302's Avatar
      dz302 -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      Apple stuff? I think you are missing some zeros behind that 35. More like $3500...

      And I thought 3DTV is overpriced stuff, can't wait to see how overpriced this AppleTV is going to be.
      The only time something is to expensive is if you can't afford it. History has proven that most Apple products
      do exactly as they are professed to do, and a little bit more. They do what we anticipate they will when we make
      the decision to buy....now that's always a good deal.

      dz
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigliquid530 View Post
      Wonder if apple will make a game console like ps3, or xbox....
      Already did.
    1. Nintendo Fingers's Avatar
      Nintendo Fingers -
      Ha! Anything big from apple like this don't expect it to be within budget lol. For every inch the tv screen is add two zeros and there's your price lol 32in=$3200 etc. If apple came out with a gaming console, I could imagine all the hardcore stuff it'll have built in and the actual design of it. And of course apple wouldn't only build one console to do everything, there'll be 2 or 3 variations.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dz302 View Post
      The only time something is to expensive is if you can't afford it. History has proven that most Apple products
      do exactly as they are professed to do, and a little bit more. They do what we anticipate they will when we make
      the decision to buy....now that's always a good deal.

      dz

      I can afford it. I said over priced not too expensive. Over priced means I do not see the value of the product compared to what Apple is charging. Most people I know agrees with me, so does many people on this board. I hardly ever see Apple = good deal.
    1. dz302's Avatar
      dz302 -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      I can afford it. I said over priced not too expensive. Over priced means I do not see the value of the product compared to what Apple is charging. Most people I know agrees with me, so does many people on this board. I hardly ever see Apple = good deal.
      Would you mind taking a moment explaining yourself as to why our products are not worth it? I'm extremely curious
      and could learn something here. Because others think so is hardly a convincing argument for the case. Thanks.

      dz