Apple's 'iPanel' called 'far more than a TV,' expected to launch in 2012



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    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Originally Posted by tonton View Post

    I've said it before and I'll say it again.

    The Apple Television.

    Never abbreviated.

    The ad campaign can be...

    Introducing the Television. (long pause) By Apple.

    That sounds good. Highly marketable and classy.
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    tipootipoo Posts: 1,142member
    "Apple television will have a $1,250 average selling price"

    Whether that's expected or insane depends on what panel size that is for.
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    carmissimocarmissimo Posts: 837member
    Originally Posted by openminded View Post

    Whatever tv Apple decides to bring out, it will be overpriced, as per the usual Apple BS, and there will be MUCH BETTER products out there from competitors. But the fanboys will be sucked in by al the hype and show off how cool their new toy is to all of their friends.

    Sure, just as there are much better tablets out there than the iPad only all those millions of consumers don't know how to read a spec sheet and have been taken in. They'd rather just have a product that works really well, enhances their lives even. The fools.
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    carmissimocarmissimo Posts: 837member
    If Apple were to develop an add-on that provides a TV tuner and assorted inputs, TV capability would be something you could easily have with any of Apple's computers.

    So doing this in concert with a 40-inch iMac would pretty much give you the oft-rumoured Apple TV. If you used the computer bits from the entry iMac in the 40-incher, you could easily bring the product in at less than $2,000 US.

    Another way to go would be to still have an all-in-one form factor with the inputs and tuner incorporated into the 40-inch iMac and offer the add-on to get that functionality added to any Apple set-up.

    It wouldn't take much for Apple to offer far more functionality in a television than the competition because the company has been building a monitor/computer all-in-one for years but unlike other computer makers Apple has really done a great job of building up content delivery via iTunes.

    It would not, though, be a bad idea as well for Apple to offer a standalone 40-inch monitor. Take that device and combine it with a Mac Mini. I could envision a small Thunderbolt add-on that provided assorted inputs, multiple HDMIs, etc. Most of us now use satellite or cable boxes for tuning so the built-in tuner on TVs is a useless piece of tech that is a remnant from the past. I'm surprised that we've not seeing more homes with large monitors instead of full-blown TVs though that's probably because such devices are not what you are offered by your major retailers.

    So Apple might possibly take on the TV segment not just with the introduction of a set but rather an assortment of devices that are geared towards that segment. A stand-alone 40-inch monitor (including various inputs) and a 40-inch all-in-one based on the iMac, possibly a Thunderbolt add-on that gives any Mac set-up full-blown TV capability.

    In terms of pricing, what would be possible would be $1,499 for the 40-inch monitor, $1,999 for the 40-inch all-in-one, $149 for the Thunderbolt add-on. If, for example, one already had a Thunderbolt Mini, adding the monitor could be all that would be needed to have a home theatre good to go. If your cable box handled tuning and the monitor featured enough inputs, you'd be good to go for $1,499. For those looking to get a system up from scratch, the 40-inch all-in-one would provide a clean, uncluttered option. If one wanted to add TV capability to an existing Apple set-up, i.e. not pick up a new monitor, the add-on would be the answer.

    The advantage of this approach is that Apple would have a lot of customers buying into its TV vision, not just the ones in the market for a TV alone.
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    jonoromjonorom Posts: 293member
    Originally Posted by MacQuest View Post

    Apple's the first company in HISTORY to be worth more than half a TRILLION dollars

    Record Market Capitalization:

    On December 30, 1999 Microsoft reached an intraday high share price of $119.94[3]. With 5,160,024,593 outstanding shares (as of November 30, 1999),[4] it had a market capitalization of $618.9 billion. This was the highest market capitalization ever reached by a publicly traded company.
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    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    edit: Mea culpa. I read the OP's comment to refer to 1 trillion, not 1/2 trillion.
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    This is where pathetic meets stupid moron.....

    And you really chose "open minded" as your name...? WoW!
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    MarvinMarvin Posts: 15,326moderator
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

    He said the name "iPanel" would be better for the product than "iTV," as the term TV gives a limited impression of what the rumored device will be able to do.

    There's a chance Steve Jobs changed his mind since the following video but it's entertaining nonetheless:

    iToaster coming up.
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    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,213member
    Interesting commercial from Samsung during the news tonight. Showed their SmartTV with voice and motion control. Had no idea they actually were offering one like that already.
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