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Old Nov 29, 2006, 01:33 PM   #1
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iTV To Go 'Beyond Streaming'?

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After a recent meeting with top Apple executives, Bear Stearns analyst Andy Neff believes that Apple's iTV will go beyond simply streaming video (reported by AppleInsider).

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"Though details remain sketchy, Apple emphasized [the] focus of iTV [is] to improve user experience by leveraging its software expertise and implied that there may be features beyond the mere streaming of video content," the analyst wrote.
The iTV is already known to be able to stream music and photos as well, and the possibility of Apple including an internal hard drive in the iTV has already been raised, but the analyst also believes the iTV will have advanced user interface software to further the ultimate goal of improving user experience and simplifying consumers' use of content.

Apple also reportedly (and not surprisingly) has a number of products currently in development that are likely to be introduced over several years. During Apple's September "It's Showtime" event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs stated that Apple was now "in your den... in your living room... in your car... in your pocket", and hinted that that theme gave a "little idea of where [Apple] is going."
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Can't wait for MWSF to get some more details from Steve! Between this, the iPhone, an iTablet and the new widescreen video iPod there will be plenty for him to reveal - along with our iLife 07 and Leopard previews as well.
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Maybe the iTV can zap the MPAA and all those movie execs into white dust
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Maybe the iTV can zap the MPAA and all those movie execs into white dust
whaaaa???? I dont follow this stupidness.
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Can't wait for MWSF to get some more details from Steve! Between this, the iPhone, an iTablet and the new widescreen video iPod there will be plenty for him to reveal - along with our iLife 07 and Leopard previews as well.
i agree. can't wait til January! hopefully i'll have some money saved up for one of those things
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and hinted that that theme gave a "little idea of where [Apple] is going."
It's true then; Apple are releasing a toilet with an iPod dock! SWEET!!!!
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It's true then; Apple are releasing a toilet with an iPod dock! SWEET!!!!
Actually, I was thinking they were working on a car
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Old Dec 4, 2006, 12:58 PM   #8
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Actually, I was thinking they were working on a car
no no no think big, an airplane or a satellite maybe even a spaceshuttle
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Old Dec 30, 2006, 10:18 AM   #9
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Actually, I was thinking they were working on a car
... the Apple iCARus
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Old Dec 30, 2006, 11:01 AM   #10
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... the Apple iCARus
People would complain about not being able to drive it in hot weather and having to buy expensive Apple iWax.
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People would complain about not being able to drive it in hot weather and having to buy expensive Apple iWax.
no it would run on methane gas, would only be able to turn to the left, and you couldn't roll down the windows
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Old Nov 29, 2006, 01:38 PM   #12
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Where else can they go? The brain, I guess?
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Old Nov 29, 2006, 05:15 PM   #13
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Where else can they go? The brain, I guess?
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Old Nov 29, 2006, 01:40 PM   #14
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Maybe you can do video iChat sessions with an optional iSight camera right from the livingroom TV?

This reminds me of the old Zenith TVs with space phones where you could talk to a caller from the comfort of your sofa. (but voices usually sounded like it was underwater).
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Old Nov 29, 2006, 01:44 PM   #15
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Maybe you can do video iChat sessions with an optional iSight camera right from the livingroom TV?

This reminds me of the old Zenith TVs with space phones where you could talk to a caller from the comfort of your sofa. (but voices usually sounded like it was underwater).
yeah, they will have a camera built in so they can film the new ipod commercials using us unsuspecting living room dancers as the subject
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Its the Pippin 2!! this time its intel instead of Bandai!
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Actually, I was thinking they were working on a car
oh hell yeah, the iCar? Couldn't be iDrive - that's already a BMW thing


I thought this the minute the thing was demonstrated - it'll be a whole lot more than they showed, and it'll look a whole lot different too, methinks.
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Its the Pippin 2!! this time its intel instead of Bandai!
lets hope so!

I want a pippin, but they are all so rare and expensive... would be grate if the itv let you play games on your tv!
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This reminds me of the old Zenith TVs with space phones where you could talk to a caller from the comfort of your sofa. (but voices usually sounded like it was underwater).
I still have one of those
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It's true then; Apple are releasing a toilet with an iPod dock! SWEET!!!!
Already been done...

http://www.tuaw.com/2006/01/11/atech...ser-ipod-dock/
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That is absolutely fantastic!
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Actually, I was thinking they were working on a car
oh hell yeah, the iCar? Couldn't be iDrive - that's already a BMW thing
Apple to design a car?

http://www.theapplecollection.com/Co...nsorcourse.jpg
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Apple to design a car?
Bobby Rahal will do the devolpment driving for the new "apple turbo".

I've been trying to find a model of that thing for years.
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I don't know if anyone has told you yet...

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Old Nov 29, 2006, 05:51 PM   #25
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D) Change the remote- no offense, but this remote needs a few more buttons, considering it may drive a media hub.
Well, then you don't understand Apple's magic. That's precisely where
they are good at: make complicated things simple.
It's like a Sony TV remote control compared to others : when you use it, you find everything else too much complicated...
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