Nice idea but the former would need too much industry buy in for little return and the latter limits the target market too much.Even when Apple adopted VESA MDP in MacBook Pros it got labelled proprietary. If they were going for the 4K market and other DP standards are powered, that could work.
I get an always-on device like Airport/AppleTV as a connected-home server but I don't see Siri as the primary interface. Am I meant to shout downstairs to open the bedroom curtains?
AppleTV hardware should be added to Airport devices along with; UFB/VDSL modem, iCloud/iTunes local caching & delivery to an official AirPlay dongle or branded set. Control? A home screen/watch App.
This can't be released soon enough. It would be great to see some local cloud/time capsule integration as I'm sick of waiting for AppleTV to play videos from the cloud when the original instance is on the local network. This would probably be a good private option too.
How well does it support extensions (or rather which extensions support it) so far? That will be the killer feature for this product
Isn't this just he tip of the iceberg? Part of a joint project between MS & Google combining a stereoscopic HUD, a digital assistant and a jet pack? Tinman or something, apparently the brainchild of, well, a of comic-reading child.
Google, where's my f***ing jet pack!
So Mr Chen wants smartphone vendors to collude to fix functionality market-wide, removing their competitive points of difference and reducing customer choice? Why would this not ping every anti-competitive regulator around?
I get that lowest-common-denominator SMS messaging needs the bar raised but I wouldn't want to dilute the excellent system for smart people I actually want to communicate with that is iMessage/FaceTime.