Originally Posted by RBR
No, you are not "forced to touch" it. If you don't care for the keyboard either don't use it or, better yet, don't buy it.
It's a tablet! You're forced to touch it! You can't control the OS completely from the keyboard! What are you talking about?!
Originally Posted by Ireland
So how exactly is it one step setup for people who are also in the market for a new TV? An experience Apple has zero 'control' over. Notice the word I highlighted, there? And if they are not in the market for a 'new' TV, are you not counting TV setup at all? In your scenario you've two devices to setup, two devices to work together and two (TV) remote controls.
One remote control. Really, I don't get how you're not seeing this. If you're really just not, I apologize.
Hold your Apple Remote facing the TV. Hold Menu, tap volume up. If nothing happens, tap it again. Continue tapping volume up while holding Menu until the volume goes up on the TV. Boom. Let go of Menu. Now it works with your TV for volume and Apple TV for controls.
In the background, where the user couldn't care less about it, it's cycling through the settings for different models of TV. Ever seen one of those giant charts on the big programmable remotes where they give you a list of codes to put in? Forget that. Two buttons, one cycle; the remote does all the work.
Not to mention, the Apple TV doesn't have a hard drive, besides its buffer drive.
I still don't like that about the two newest models, but it wouldn't matter if Apple would just let us have NAiTL support! What, you actually expect a hard drive inside this TV? Talk about artificially dating it.
And if you want a decent gaming experience you'll still need hardware controllers with physical buttons.
So… that's two "remotes". You hate that.
Not the nightmare, as I've outlined above, and games via iDevices.
Unless you add in a third device, like a PS3, a 360 or a Wii. And then it becomes even messier.
It would be a lot better if you'd just actually outline your idea instead of throwing together a bunch of mixed signals. You whine about having "multiple remotes" and then claim they're necessary for the full experience. You whine about having "no games" and then claim you have to have "another device" for them in the first place.
Here's MY idea:
Any TV. Plug in an Apple TV. One remote. Controls the functions of both. Third party software creation specifically for the device is limited to video content, since it's a TV. You want games, AirPlay from your iOS device, and also control them from there. Developers can, of course, build support into their apps for 1920x1080, with the intent of them being played on an Apple TV via an iDevice.
Edited by Tallest Skil - 11/26/12 at 8:54am
From what I'm understanding, your vision is identical, except you want to remove just the Apple TV from this equation (and make people's TVs obsolete every three years) while still requiring a non-Apple game console. Now here's the part where you tell me what is correct and what is incorrect about my view of your vision.