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In February, we covered Piper Jaffray's bold speculation that Apple may finally be gearing up to introduce an entirely new product as soon as 2012. Piper analyst Gene Munster proposed...
06-21-2011, 04:15 PM #1
Sources Say Apple May Introduce Connected TVs This Fall
In February, we covered Piper Jaffray's bold speculation that Apple may finally be gearing up to introduce an entirely new product as soon as 2012. Piper analyst Gene Munster proposed that Apple would use a sizable chunk of its component investments to develop large screen displays, probably for a connected Apple television set of at least 50-inches.
"While Apple's commitment to the living room remains a 'hobby,' we continue to believe the company will enter the TV market with a full focus, as an all-in-one Apple television could move the needle when connected TVs proliferate," Munster said in February. Within weeks, curious job postings at Apple began surfacing that hinted at large display screen development - more fuel for this rumor's fire.
Just today, Daily Tech reported that Apple is said to be partnering with a major OEM to sell iOS-powered, Apple-branded displays as soon as this fall. An unnamed former Apple executive, speaking on a condition of anonymity, revealed that Apple's "biggest upcoming product launch will be one that hasn't been made official yet -- Apple has plans to enter the TV business."
According to source Apple plans to "blow Netflix and all those other guys away" by bundling Apple TV + iTunes inside physical television sets. According to the source Apple is teaming up with a major supplier (our guess would be Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (SEO:005930)), to provide the physical televisions, which will be rebranded as Apple television sets.
Source: Daily Tech
06-21-2011, 04:55 PM #2
i hope its samsung because they really have the best f-ing picture!!!
06-21-2011, 05:10 PM #3
I don't believe Apple TV can replace cable, if they can you can bet there will be a cap on streaming service by the ISP.
Unless Apple gets MacIntosh this Apple TV will not replace sound system.
Unlike Jobs I need my blueray.
06-21-2011, 05:11 PM #4
oh? is that so? I see a small problem in that math...
42'' Vizio 1080p 240Hz LCD TV - $700
PS3 - $250
Sony 1200W Home Theater system & Receiver - $500
Basic satellite (who on earth actually watches over 1200 channels!?!?) + special channels (ex. HBO) - $60 monthly
TOTAL = $1450 + $60 monthly
Now whats a better deal again?
And Apple forgets that you also have to have broadband internet for the Apple TV...
06-21-2011, 05:33 PM #5
They better if they wanna catch up with Google TV. I think it's so cool and can't understand why it has taken this long for someone to do it, but I'm glad Google did it.
06-21-2011, 05:53 PM #6
I must admit I don't understand the US TV market.
Here in the UK Apple could partner with Virgin and really take the market by storm. But I guess they are only interested in the US market, but it really doesn't seem to make sense. I guess I am missing something!
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06-21-2011, 07:04 PM #9
Maybe you missed my point. Not offering an unlimited plan is up to the carriers. I have no issues with that. Offering an unlimited plan but defining (or re-defining) the meaning of unlimited is my beef. Same with tethering. Tethering is a networking term that defines a NAT translation to another network connected device. AT&T's re-definition of tethering is completely different
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06-21-2011, 09:50 PM #11
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06-22-2011, 01:33 AM #15
Replace my live cable feed? I don't think so
Replace my xbox360 and ps3? good luck
Replace my $600 yamaha hdmi receiver? keep dreaming
Cables? monoprice.com has you beat by a mile.
Blu Ray is dead everything is going to an ondemand service, I already store all my movies on my server and control what I want to watch when I want to watch it, in 1080P not 720P like apple is stuck on.
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06-22-2011, 05:58 PM #18
Messany you really need to find an updated comparison pic.
Still I'd take the left hand option. You're getting way way way more for your money.
Anywho, don't see this happening. I can see "AppleTV Certified" TV's with possibly AirPlay tech built in but the TV still made by Sony, Samsung etc. Like "Made for iPod" or deals done with Car manufacturers to integrate iPod/iPhone connectivity.
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