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IzzyNewton
May 19, 2009, 11:25 AM
Looking at the success the app store has been for apple and the iphone, it has to be in the cards for Apple TV as well. The same way the original iphone apps were widgets off of dashboard, the same could be easily done for apple tv. I have to imagine that at some point i will be able to use my iphone/ipod touch as a controller and my bigscreen/apple tv as a gaming console.

Now for those of you who are more tech savy than I am, assuming I am right and an app store is coming for apple tv, would there have to be changes to the existing hardware to accommodate greater functionality? What I am trying to figure out is if I purchase Apple TV now will I have to purchase a new one if an App store is launched for the Christmas season?



dynaflash
May 19, 2009, 11:36 AM
Now for those of you who are more tech savy than I am, assuming I am right and an app store is coming for apple tv, would there have to be changes to the existing hardware to accommodate greater functionality? What I am trying to figure out is if I purchase Apple TV now will I have to purchase a new one if an App store is launched for the Christmas season?

Absolutely no way to read those tea leaves. Guessing what apple may or may not do is a fools game imho.

tom1971
May 19, 2009, 01:03 PM
What I am trying to figure out is if I purchase Apple TV now will I have to purchase a new one if an App store is launched for the Christmas season?

No - and most likely there will be no app store on x-mas

kiranmk2
May 19, 2009, 02:39 PM
There won't be an app store - most iphone apps are things that use the built-in hardware (gps etc) or are screen-scrapers for web information and the like - no real use on an ATV. I can see Apple introducing widgets to allow overlays of information (similar to dashboard in OS X). The harware for 1080p (which will be the standard for years to come) in a low power format exists (either an Atom/Ion configuration or an custom ARM/PowerVR configuration) so Apple must be waiting on software features of maybe the mystical Apple home server (to rival the spree of Windows home servers coming out).

Chris Rogers
May 19, 2009, 03:25 PM
What types of apps? Games? Could you imagine using the ATV w/ an accelerometer (sp?) lol.

Maybe a 'channel store' make more sense?

Rich1963
May 19, 2009, 04:47 PM
Apple's recent hirings of several people in both the console and graphics hardware sectors points to something, but like Dyna said, there's no way to read the tea leaves. Apple is probably cooking something up, but what it will be is anybody's guess at this point. :confused:

dynaflash
May 19, 2009, 05:12 PM
but like Dyna said, there's no way to read the tea leaves.
awe c'mon stop quoting me. ;)

kd5jos
May 19, 2009, 06:02 PM
What types of apps? Games? Could you imagine using the ATV w/ an accelerometer (sp?) lol.

Maybe a 'channel store' make more sense?

How about a wiimote? Combine the wii with AppleTV

Rich1963
May 19, 2009, 06:10 PM
But you're just such a reputable source. And my stature could use some reputability (is that even a word?)... By the way, on a local level, hot enough for you today? I thought 91 degrees on TCF tower in minneapolis was an error at first.

chinarut
Sep 30, 2011, 05:34 PM
There won't be an app store - most iphone apps are things that use the built-in hardware (gps etc) or are screen-scrapers for web information and the like - no real use on an ATV.

I disagree. After getting AirVideo (http://www.inmethod.com/) to stream videos to my iPhone and iPad - I see no reason why this app couldn't soon be ported with little to no effort to the AppleTV2 and be watching the same videos on my HDTV in my living room - or better yet, in a friend's living room.