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post #41 of 50
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Originally posted by elwood56
Here's what I think the "boombox" would be like.

The "boombox" is basically an Airport, with AirTunes capabilities. It is different from the AirportExpress in that the "boombox" comes with a remote, build-in speakers, and a display. You can stream music from a mac to the "boombox" just like you do with the Airport Express, but you can also control it directly from the living room because of these added features.

Furthermore, the "boombox" can receive video streams from a mac or the internet and feed into a TV set. You can now listen to music, watch videos, movies, etc. that are stored on a mac without leaving the living room. the Front Row will be the interface that appears on the TV.

Something like this should not be very difficult to be built, and my guess is that it will be something like $300. Yet it can basically turn a mac into a media center in a snap.

This could be really really big, if Apple can build a movie distribution (streming) system just like the iTunes music store.

The iTunes will manage the contents so the "boombox" will be available to PC users as well, and Apple can dominate the movie distribution business, just like they did with the on-line music distribution.

Your basically descirbing an eyeHome by ElGato as well as other media streaming devices coming out, which puts the price point at around $199. A $299 model might be a hard sell to a market that is going to be competing with Blue Ray and HD DVD as well as other streaming solutions. Apple does have an advantage in the iTMS if they can make it work, but they will need to reach "critical mass" for the product ASAP if they want to control the market forces like they do with the iPod and iTMS so the more competative price would be advisable.
post #42 of 50
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Originally posted by @homenow
Your basically descirbing an eyeHome by ElGato as well as other media streaming devices coming out, which puts the price point at around $199. A $299 model might be a hard sell to a market that is going to be competing with Blue Ray and HD DVD as well as other streaming solutions. Apple does have an advantage in the iTMS if they can make it work, but they will need to reach "critical mass" for the product ASAP if they want to control the market forces like they do with the iPod and iTMS so the more competative price would be advisable.

The eyeHome doesn't include a tuner, does it? So if you want a full solution, would you have to get an eyeHome and an eyeTV to record? If so, that's pretty expensive.
post #43 of 50
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Originally posted by NOFEER
what i meant was, i would think that apple realizes it's growth and maintenance in several fields requires certain software, wouldn't it have a program to fill the void in case it was being held hostage by those software companies, e.g. MS and adobe. then for apple to push it's high end powermacs it can't until a native PS is available. where is the motivation for this development for native mac intel software?? couldn't MS and adobe gang up on apple. how do they protect themselves...strategic aliances?...develope it's own.
I"m surprised that apple doesn't have it's own emulation software or align with a company that can other than MS

Microsoft FAQ on their Mac Business Unit.

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/default...pid=macIntelQA
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post #45 of 50
I reckon this is the invite they should have sent out (yes I made it ) ...(Date shows the 22nd because it was a mock up for another forum)

post #46 of 50
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Originally posted by DaveGee
No. They're real.

I hope your not serious.

Look at the evidence that you've been had.

http://web.mac.com/christianwedlock/...stian/fake.mov
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post #47 of 50
> hope your not serious.
> Look at the evidence that you've been had.

That's *not* evidence, that is simply a "how to make a fake pic"-guide. The image produced in the video is *not* the one that is floating around (very similar, though).

This *may* be Apple rumour control - or simply someone who wants to show how easy it is to produce a fake image, but it isn't "evidence"...

(although I do believe the original "test screen image" is also a fake - if one had access to such a scoop, why not take more pics of it...)
post #48 of 50
whoa... that's some phat conspiracy there... the fake of the fake is also fake...! yet it doesn't mean there was no fake nor non-fake to start with... intense!
post #49 of 50
People don't like to admit they're wrong.

It doesn't matter how much proof turns up, some people will never admit they were fooled.
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