New cloud-based Apple TV to cost $99, run on iPhone OS 4

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  • Reply 121 of 257
    mark2005mark2005 Posts: 1,158member
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    Originally Posted by reliason View Post


    Just some thoughts.



    1.) This will probably have a camera. As a companion product to the video conferencing iPhone.

    2.) App store has netflix. This device would run iPhone OS...

    2a.) Netflix now supports iPad video adapter.

    3.) It will have 802.11n and bluetooth using same chipset as iPad.

    4.) Will probably support connectivity to iPhone/iPod Touch for remote wifi or bluetooth.

    5.) I doubt it will stream 1080p. That seems over the top.

    6.) Will not have blue-ray. Apple will never have Blue-ray. Blue-ray is a dead medium, long term. Streaming will replace it completely in the future.



    Agree with all, plus one more - as a iPhone OS device, it would be able to store and run iPhone Apps, especially multi-player games. Although there might be a new cheaper $49 controller/remote, existing iPhones, iPod touch, and iPads could also serve as controllers.
  • Reply 122 of 257
    sheffsheff Posts: 1,407member
    Dream come true. Except I don't want it to be an iPhone without a screen and it would be nice to have at least 16GB of internal storage. Other then that it's the Apple TV I've been waiting for.
  • Reply 123 of 257
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,254member
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    Originally Posted by Cory Bauer View Post


    The point of that thread is there are a handful of software-based limitations of the iPad that severely limit its potential market; how well its currently selling within its limited market is rather irrelevant, as eventually sales will level off unless Apple addresses said software limitations. Multitasking is on the way, and like you said printing will probably come too.



    That is, I am sorry to say, a clueless comment on at least three fronts.



    (i) You have absolutely no clue about the 'potential' market. What is your benchmark (and why)? What is your forecast of the 'potential'? 5M? 50M? 500M? What's your model? (ii) How well an electronics product is selling at introduction is not correlated with (you went even further, calling it "irrelevant" to) how it does subsequently? Can you name a couple of examples of significance? (I am sure we could easily name a dozen where the two are indeed highly correlated). (iii) It is silly and vacuous to make statement based on the implicit premise that Apple will do nothing to address software 'limitations' (your word). There is nothing that Apple has created where its companion software has stood frozen at what it was when intro'ed.
  • Reply 124 of 257
    ilovestuffilovestuff Posts: 143member
    If I turn of my AppleTV, how will I heat my house?!?
  • Reply 125 of 257
    sheffsheff Posts: 1,407member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mark2005 View Post


    Agree with all, plus one more - as a iPhone OS device, it would be able to store and run iPhone Apps, especially multi-player games. Although there might be a new cheaper $49 controller/remote, existing iPhones, iPod touch, and iPads could also serve as controllers.



    Genius, pure genius.
  • Reply 126 of 257
    anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 6,659member
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    Originally Posted by iLoveStuff View Post


    If I turn of my AppleTV, how will I heat my house?!?



    Get a Nexus One and run Flash videos on it.
  • Reply 127 of 257
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,254member
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    Originally Posted by iLoveStuff View Post


    If I turn of my AppleTV, how will I heat my house?!?



    Tekstud, are you back!? (Please tell me I am only having a bad flashback......)
  • Reply 128 of 257
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,428member
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    Originally Posted by DaveGee View Post


    As you can see I immediately changed my feeling on the whole ebay issue and edited my post... I too am an admitted Apple horde... I have a few cubes (I think), a PPC laptop or 2... one or two old PPC powermac towers and a box-o-crap filled with ADB cables, Farallon phone-net connectors and assorted paraphernalia... I even have... GET THIS... A nubus QUICKTIME accelerator card (well the box for it anyway) that I just spotted in the attic. I saw it and said CRAP I gotta start throwing this stuff out!



    Nubus QuickTime Accelerator ... ha!

    I have a Nubus JPEG Compression card Take that!

    Plus the original set of Microsoft Office disks ... and I mean for Mac! 1985 ... Word, Multiplan, File and one I can't remember lol, will have to climb in the attic.
  • Reply 129 of 257
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,428member
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    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post


    Tekstud, are you back!? (Please tell me I am only having a bad flashback......)



    Hate to even slightly agree if it is him ... but I can fry eggs on mine :
  • Reply 130 of 257
    macguyseamacguysea Posts: 12member
    I've been anxiously waiting for a good reason.. or reasons... to purchase an Apple TV and now - I'm sold! When will they be available???
  • Reply 131 of 257
    sandorsandor Posts: 591member
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    Originally Posted by Jetz View Post


    Same in Canada. But that's not for services like BES where they are installing fibre. That's my point. You can Bell ExpressVu which is satellite or Rogers cable and not subscribe to Bell DSL or Rogers cable internet. However, when it comes to services like fibre they seem to be going to an all or nothing package. You want the speeds that come with fibre? Then you get the IPTV service too.



    Is Comcast fibre or is it just conventional satellite/cable?







    Comcast is still coax to the house in most areas i believe, including mine - but fiber to the node. where i am at is all DOCSIS 3, so they are selling 50/10 service. i have 20/5 for the $55 price.
  • Reply 132 of 257
    prof. peabodyprof. peabody Posts: 2,860member
    I don't think you're even reading what I wrote so I'm going to stop after this but for one last time:
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    Originally Posted by Jetz View Post


    ... The current Apple TV is great but hardly a resounding sales success for Apple ... if it remains an iTunes portal, it won't sell well, even if it's $100. And really, is it that hard to comprehend this point? ...



    You're the one missing *my* point.



    - It *is* already a "sales success" for Apple (they wouldn't keep carrying it if it wasn't).

    - It already "sells well."



    Your argument (or the other guy that you are defending for some reason), is more that it won't take over the world and become the dominant player in the game or some such. That's a different thing entirely. It's not fair to phrase that argument as "it will be a hard sell." Judging by the sales and performance and customer satisfaction of the current model, it's easy to see how reducing the price by 60% and adding a bunch of features will instead make it rather an easy sale.



    Market penetration and overall product dominance is another thing altogether.
  • Reply 133 of 257
    jetzjetz Posts: 1,293member
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    Originally Posted by sandor View Post


    Comcast is still coax to the house in most areas i believe, including mine - but fiber to the node. where i am at is all DOCSIS 3, so they are selling 50/10 service. i have 20/5 for the $55 price.



    Fair enough. You better hope though that cable cos. don't go this route of making bundles mandatory. I could see them doing that. Since they can upsell their fibre services as premium offerings.
  • Reply 134 of 257
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,254member
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    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    Hate to even slightly agree if it is him ... but I can fry eggs on mine :



    Yes, I agree that's true on mine too...
  • Reply 135 of 257
    sandorsandor Posts: 591member
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    Originally Posted by Jetz View Post


    Fair enough. You better hope though that cable cos. don't go this route of making bundles mandatory. I could see them doing that. Since they can upsell their fibre services as premium offerings.



    definitely. heck, the extra $8 a month or whatever comcast charges for HD services still gets me agitated - all those companies love to nickel and dime the consumer...
  • Reply 136 of 257
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    So, here's my question of the day... If Eric Schmidt had used his inside knowledge of Apple's plans as a former Apple board member to pass onto Google for a competitive advantage, couldn't he face an IP theft lawsuit?
  • Reply 137 of 257
    jetzjetz Posts: 1,293member
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    Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post


    I don't think you're even reading what I wrote so I'm going to stop after this but for one last time: You're the one missing *my* point.



    - It *is* already a "sales success" for Apple (they wouldn't keep carrying it if it wasn't).

    - It already "sells well."



    Your argument (or the other guy that you are defending for some reason), is more that it won't take over the world and become the dominant player in the game or some such. That's a different thing entirely.



    Fair enough. Definitions of success can vary. Though I would dispute the fact that simply carrying a product means sales success. I am sure Apple keeps Apple TV on its shelves because it makes them money. But I am skeptical it's as valuable a product to them as most of the other stuff they carry.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post


    It's not fair to phrase that argument as "it will be a hard sell." Judging by the sales and performance and customer satisfaction of the current model, it's easy to see how reducing the price by 60% and adding a bunch of features will instead make it rather an easy sale.



    This is where I find you're reaching. Keep in mind that we're now talking about the entire TV watching audience (if we're talking streaming content) as opposed to those who want an accessory to get their iTunes stuff on a bigger screen. Whatever new features they add will be scarcely make a dent in the mass market appeal of Apple TV if it doesn't help you, ya know, watch TV (the way non-Apple fans define that activity).



    Anyway, I am sure we'll have lots to debate once we actually see what Apple offers...I am just hoping it's got subscriptions. That's what I think will be the real gamechanger.
  • Reply 138 of 257
    cory bauercory bauer Posts: 1,286member
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    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post


    Ouch.



    +1



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post


    That is, I am sorry to say, a clueless comment on at least three fronts.



    (i) You have absolutely no clue about the 'potential' market. What is your benchmark (and why)? What is your forecast of the 'potential'? 5M? 50M? 500M? What's your model? (ii) How well an electronics product is selling at introduction is not correlated with (you went even further, calling it "irrelevant" to) how it does subsequently? Can you name a couple of examples of significance? (I am sure we could easily name a dozen where the two are indeed highly correlated). (iii) It is silly and vacuous to make statement based on the implicit premise that Apple will do nothing to address software 'limitations' (your word). There is nothing that Apple has created where its companion software has stood frozen at what it was when intro'ed.



    \ So before I can point out that the iPad has a limited market reach and the reasons why, first I have to forcast sales figures and define what quantity would be a successful figure? I'm sorry, I didn't realize I was on the Piper Jaffray forum.



    And why do you assume I believe the iPad's software wont advance, just because I point out what advancements would be necessary to broaden it's market?
  • Reply 139 of 257
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    Originally Posted by hezetation View Post


    I don't put any credit into this, Apple has been very stubbornly against the 100% cloud approach because the internet just isn't there & won't be fore some time. Many people can't afford the ridiculous prices of cable internet & with wireless broadband capped at 5GB per month the concept of an all cloud based TV would be a flop. It also doesn't fit at all with the current model of iPhone OS and would require a severe re-tooling of it.



    I think it's far more likely that Apple would release iPhone OS for ATV (with upgrade pricing for current ATVs) to allow ATV users to take advantage of apps & the web.



    This is a bogus story, I don't buy any of it.



    I have to agree with this, at least considering how the story is presented. To be honest, I was scrolling through because I thought Solipsism would be the one to call foul, but it seems he's (she's?) bought in as well.



    It just doesn't seem quite right. There are a lot of people who wouldn't be able to take advantage of this because of the limits of their internet providers, and for Apple to aim only at those who have the right services would limit their market too far.



    I could see them adding streaming video to AppleTV and possibly including apps, but I think they have to keep the syncing and local storage as well. If they did that, and kept the HD size at least at the previous 40GB minimum, I'll be looking at one when I upgrade to an HDTV. Otherwise, I think the streaming will be too slow or not actually high quality, or we'll constantly be running out of monthly bandwidth and paying excessive fees.
  • Reply 140 of 257
    anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 6,659member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    So, here's my question of the day... If Eric Schmidt had used his inside knowledge of Apple's plans as a former Apple board member to pass onto Google for a competitive advantage, couldn't he face an IP theft lawsuit?



    Well, he could possibly face some sort of lawsuit, although, even though I discussed IP theft in relation to Google's Books program, just taking the ideas, and not the implementation details back to teams at Google probably wouldn't count as IP theft, since at the boardroom level they probably aren't discussed in a patentable level of detail. Whether Apple would think it worth and (the exact grounds) I'm not sure.



    But, I think it's naive to think that he wasn't taking Apple ideas and plans back to Google and setting teams to work on parallel projects. Even if it wasn't illegal or actionable, it's certainly unethical behavior.
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