Philips to use OS X for entertainment devices

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Part of Steve's Paris keynote (which I didn't catch live - was it even available?)

Here's a couple links to the announcement:

<a href=""; target="_blank">AFX</a>

<a href=""; target="_blank">IHT</a>

Numerous implications:

1) Apple enters the set-top-box market by proxy? Looks like the're taking on MS in another market that MS had hoped to dominate. Perhaps Apple sees this as a chance to compete with MS on equal footing in a new market - to revisit the OS wars of the 80s, but this time win?

2) Apple is licensing OS X! Perhaps the IBM OS X desktop systems aren't so farfetched?

3) Apple is lending its trademark to someone else's product. Perhaps this is the direction for many new iProducts (digital camera, phone/PDA, etc.) - made and marketed by others, but with an Apple logo affixed to it as well?

4) Perhaps this is related to the trademark application in the other thread?

Interesting food for thought, anyway.

[edit: typos]

[ 09-11-2002: Message edited by: TJM ]</p>


  • Reply 1 of 13
    Should read "Philips to use Rendezvous..." not "Philips to use OSX...." Big difference.
  • Reply 2 of 13
    Yet another take on Convergence.

    We'll see. Honestly I'm like "ship it" announcements do me no good.

    Digital has made it possible to distribute data in amazing ways but as you can see(P2P) that road is not without it's faults.

    I think the typical consumer just wants things to become more simple to operate.

    Case in point-

    Many love the High Resolution of DVD-Audio and SACD but hate the idea of $helling out for 6 cables to connect them.

    Cable Boxes- Yet another piece of junk getting in the way of a clean A/V setup.

    Computers and A/V should converge but currently until Copyright and Encryption standards are created in a coherent and mutually beneficial manner convergence is going to move slow as molasses.

    Sure we can use nifty technology to hook things up but if the content providers balk at this then it's going to be stillborn.
  • Reply 3 of 13
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    This is about Rendezvous compatibility, which is always good news. But it belongs in General Discussion.

  • Reply 4 of 13
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member

    In Before Move? Well not in Before move, but...

    HAHAHHA!!! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> IBM

    Incedentally, also the only other company that could make any good out of a new Mac licencing scheme/merger/buyout. A consumer electronics would create nothing but head-aches.

    However, this is about rendezvous, nothing more.

    [ 09-11-2002: Message edited by: Matsu ]</p>
  • Reply 5 of 13
    mimacmimac Posts: 871member
    Really good news!

    I have so much respect for Philips and their products (TVs are top quality stuff).

    Nice to see the printer/scanner companies getting in on the act too.
  • Reply 6 of 13
    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    Someone change the damn name for this me excited there for a while
  • Reply 7 of 13
    [quote]Originally posted by Spart:

    <strong>Someone change the damn name for this me excited there for a while </strong><hr></blockquote>

    You shouldn't have

    there was no ***CONFIRMED <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 8 of 13
    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    [quote]Originally posted by Nebagakid:


    You shouldn't have

    there was no [b]***CONFIRMED[/b</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Exactly <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> :cool: <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />
  • Reply 9 of 13
    This is great news, I would buy any device if it worked with my computer in any shape or form. Next thing we will see is a console gaming system.. lol well probably not but it would be cool.
  • Reply 10 of 13
    tjmtjm Posts: 367member
    My apologies to everyone.

    <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />

    I was a victim of an ignorant reporter who apparently didn't know the difference between Jaguar and Rendevous. When the headline said "Philips to license Jaguar", I assumed that they genuinely meant the whole of OS X - which indeed would be stupendous. Unfortunately, however, this is merely news, not News.
  • Reply 11 of 13
    newnew Posts: 3,244member
    I actually think this is the biggest announcement of the expo. If this goes the way... (as we say in Norway)

    Streaming digital content wireless from my mac to my TV and Stereo is will make my mac the [B]perfect digital hub[B]... or hubs... actually beeing an ip network and all...
  • Reply 11 of 13
    rickagrickag Posts: 1,626member
    This interesting, especially considering Motorola's arrangement w/ Royal Phillips and STMicroelectronics.

    <a href=",1958,1788_1417_23,00.html"; target="_blank">Motorola, Philips and STMicroelectronics Debut Industry's First 90-Nanometer CMOS Design Platform </a>

    [ 09-12-2002: Message edited by: rickag ]</p>
  • Reply 13 of 13
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    Perhaps this is a good thread to mention <a href=""; target="_blank">this</a>
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