Originally Posted by Ireland
Steve Jobs previewed Apple TV in September 2006. I acquired apple-tv.com
in July 2006. I said Apple will build an all-in-one TV one day, I thought it was going to happen far sooner. You are dead wrong about me on this one.
I remember you from back then too, spamming the threads with stolen mockups, pushing your business site in your sig, etc. That you're a domain squatter seems par for the course.
As far as your sig goes, I stand by my statement. An Apple TV with no other inputs is pretty stupid as there's simply too much content that it wont have to make it a viable HDTV without at least ONE HDMI input.
Like game consoles.
Like cable/sat content locked to a provider for years
Like blu-ray/dvd collections folks already own.
My prediction is that Apple will license AirPlay to TV manufacturers. They'll set minimum UI and performance standards for AirPlay like one button access.
Once you have that, then every TV will be an Apple TV if you own an iOS device and you can get any panel you prefer. It also gives apple total control over the UI since it'll be on the iOS device. Apple can use Siri or just touch depending on the device.
That's one way to crack the TV problem.