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Apple is able to command a premium with a much better product that we carry in our pocket and use all day long. TV's are not the same and also they are not a replacement device these days like the iPod/iTouch/iPad/iPhone. People keep them for a long time and thus will not turf out their existing HDTV just to get an Apple TV. Also, the sheer different in raw cost that the iTV will have to be for Apple to achieve it's margins is astronomical and people won't pay it,...
I agree with you. The economics of an integrated display do not make sense and even with the added value proposition of the features that Apple may include there is no way they can increase the price of the TV enough over existing displays to achieve the margins they require. It will be outside of the box at an increased price, as you predict.
Rogers offers cable TV, cable internet, cable phone and mobile devices (and was the first to offer the iPhone here in Canada), but not telco type land lines. They are likely testing iTV, if that is even true, in order to provide some of their cable feeds to iTV over the internet on an a la carte basis as a test. I doubt very much they'd open the kimono on the encryption in their PVR/DVR & cable boxes thus allowing their cable to be plugged directly into iTV and render...
Exactly. But, I don't understand why the electronics covered in this patent could not reside in an external Apple box rather than in the TV. Apple TV is a device that moves the increasing intelligence and connectedness that people want in a viewing experience into an external box that works with any TV. iTV appears, from the rumours only though, to place these capabilities into the TV itself, limiting it's availability to TV's produced by Apple. The value proposition...
Aside from being bad grammar and not making any sense. What exactly was that all about? If you are so smart, explain why the TV cannot be separate from the box controlling it?
There's no big mystery to what Apple is trying to do with their 'iTV'. Just take a look at Apple TV and see that you already can view programs from all the major networks by simply choosing the network. The interface is so simple to use and 'just works'. Voice and gesture recognition will only make it easier to use. As for programming, Apple wants to expand this to the point where just subscribe to different channels and/or or just TV shows. This requires disaggregating...
Why does this remind me of that song "Puppet on a String"? That's all you are going to get with someone like Heins being promoted from within and J-Mike still owning over 10% of the company while also still being involved. It's cosmetic.
nothing is wrong, which is why you didn't even bother to write one thing.
Totally agree. Apple realizes they only have to release what they absolutely have to. They are already so far ahead of the competition as it is now. The realize they should milk each product as much as they can to create the greatest return on their investment. Also, they need not counter the Kindle except by lowering the price of the existing iPad 2 when the iPad 3 comes out. And, that's about as far as they'll go in terms of trying to compete with the Kindle. Fact is...
Too bad Cook works like a fiend, gets up in the early hours every day only to work out, has no family (apparently he's gay which probably made that all tougher for him given when he was born) and basically has no life outside of Apple. So all that money doesn't change his life one bit really.
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