Clearly, if they can make something like that for US$1699 and people buy it because of its high quality specs and performance, then an Apple Television Set is not far fetched proposition at all. Such an idea only appears silly to non-Apple fans, due to the fact that once you have an Apple iTV, you can already stream to any HDTV set.
So why not make their own extremely high resolution Apple Television set, effectively a bigger version of the Apple iPad, turned sideways?
Now as I mentioned above, there are stories floating about, stating that Apple is planning to debut an Apple Television Set. Which from the sound of it, is basically an Apple iMac, but acting as a docking shell for the Apple iTV as described in my blog article entitled “Apple and the iTV - Back to the future”. Here is the lowdown from Brian Tong from the hit CNET show, The AppleByte:
The Apple iTV is yet another device whose design I had suggested to a bunch of Shurpower Engineers in April 2009AD while driving to fix generators – and possibly being filmed via an installed audio-visual device. Sinister, but clever, I suppose, as people are more likely to believe secretly revealed ideas than straight talking!
- Retina Display (beat that Samsung!)
- Augmented View or Augmented Reality as stated in my blog article entitled “Apple and Augmented View - The Future is now” and revealed to now be practically possible thanks to Daqri as stated in my blog article entitled “Daqri combines QR Codes with Augmented Reality - Ads and PR Minority Report Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
- FaceTime Video Calling and PrimeSense’s Kinect 3D Motion Capture Technology, as I had opined for the Apple iTV in my blog article entitled “
- iOS and Mac OS 10.1 Lion support, inclusive of the Apple Apps store, Apple iTunes and Apple iCloud content storage and streaming playback
- 3D without the bulk glasses, based on technology Apple has been developing as mentioned in my Geezam Blog article entitled “3D HDTV – Next Big Thing or Next Big Niche”