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Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:31 PM   #26
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Apple has been as slow as molasses on this one.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:34 PM   #27
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Is Safari available in AppleTV? If not, they should make it available and make it snappier!
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:43 PM   #28
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Being a 3rd Party Developer is going to be very lucrative starting in Q2 2014.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:51 PM   #29
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Give me DTS (& DTS HD) Sound better sooner then later and I am fine :-)
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:55 PM   #30
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The app store and games are coming.
I'll believe it when I see it!

.. And six months later, when the devs at Sling Media get up off their lazy ***es and release SlingPlayer for AppleTV, then and only then will I be happy.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:58 PM   #31
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This has to mean the App Store is coming, at the very least, surely?
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:00 PM   #32
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:01 PM   #33
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I hope they add staying connected with my iTunes library as a feature.

On a slightly less bitter note, Safari would be nice.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:22 PM   #34
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I want my Apple TV to give me turn-by-turn directions, e.g., "Get off sofa, turn right, walk 10 steps, turn left, open refrigerator door, get next beer, close refrigerator door, turn left, 10 steps, turn right, sit back down on sofa."

Better yet, the Apple TV should get the beer for me.
With all the maps problems you may end up in bed.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:31 PM   #35
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So... expect anything by... summer 2014! because if they are hiring now, after finding the person, training, design, trial and error and so on, no less than a year and that is rushing the hell out of it.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:36 PM   #36
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:37 PM   #37
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I want my Apple TV to give me turn-by-turn directions, e.g., "Get off sofa, turn right, walk 10 steps, turn left, open refrigerator door, get next beer, close refrigerator door, turn left, 10 steps, turn right, sit back down on sofa."

Better yet, the Apple TV should get the beer for me.
More betterer: get selected hot TV actress to me. That would be the killer app for sure. AAPL would go to $10K/share.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 03:02 PM   #38
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Apple has been as slow as molasses on this one.
Seems like a cunning plan, let the competition produce the normal jumbled mess that are the current Smart TV displays then show them how to do it.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 03:06 PM   #39
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People complained the original iPhone was too slow in coming out too. Remember all the frustration when they partnered up with Motorola for the ROKR and people thought, "That's all???"

It's like deja vu all over again. Patience people. Apple doesn't like to release things until they know they've got it mostly right. Yes, occasionally there are occasional missteps like Maps, but that's minor. But for something as big as TV, you don't do it until all your ducks are lined up.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 03:14 PM   #40
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That would be great, all they need is a camera controller, It would kill things like the Xbox 360 and the Wii
Anybody else ever notice how many people around here are always wanting to kill stuff?
It's like if they don't want Apple to just buy it, they want them to kill it.

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 03:15 PM   #41
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It doesn't take an engineer to figure out that if you can put 16, 32 or 64 GB memory in an iPhone that you can do the same with the ATV. Heck, put iOS from the phone to the apple tv with memory, use your iphone to control your games and you have one hell of a game console. Keep the sports icons for subscription and get CBS, ABC and NBC for a dedicated subscription app and apple would rule. But apple is to chicken **** to make a big pounce and knock out xbox, PS3 and wii. Would also suggest apple dump the full size tv and use apple tv to hook up to any tv on the market. OUYA could beat them though if apple drags its feet.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 03:16 PM   #42
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That ad has been up for a while now...

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So, they are just now looking for an "engineer manager" for aTV development? I thought we were going to have product introduction anywhere from next month to late fall! Seems like the product would be introduced long after the project manager is hired.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 04:02 PM   #43
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As someone that has been wanting an Apple TV for a long time, the only thing holding me back has been the lack of jailbreak for the ATV3. Adding applications may actually push me over the edge.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:05 PM   #44
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That ad has been up for a while now...
So the job posting is not really "news" then?
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 06:41 PM   #45
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They need to bridge the internet and TV gap. There are plenty of on-line TV shows, but it is very hard to remember to go out to the websites and watch them. Podcast/DVR like function has to be there. Apple could buy out TiVo at this point... And throw in a ATSC over the air antenna with a TV guide (like eyeTV) and it would be good. Downloadable movies/concerts. And even a la cart TV stations...ESPN3, Discovery, CNN, CNBC. Have an Apple TV channel with tips and tricks and advice for better home videos and travel pictures.

In addition to increased speed for accessing my own photos and music. At least some storage on board that would pre-sync some of them.

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 07:02 PM   #46
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Apple TV + App Store + BlueTooth controller support = checkmate.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 08:07 PM   #47
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Give me DTS (& DTS HD) Sound better sooner then later and I am fine :-)
We're still waiting for DTS-HD MA support in OS X, even when the hardware supports it in boot camp. I'm not holding my breath for lossless surround audio on the TV anytime soon.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 08:16 PM   #48
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But I hear if we wait for the next new model after that one, the TV will actually make the beer.

And the model after that will project a 3D hologram of a bikini model to carry it over and serve it to you.

And with a jailbreak option, that 2nd model gains a bunch of other functionality that might be fun.
I am thirsty for some Applebrau!
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 08:37 PM   #49
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Ok, is it ridiculous to anyone else that they are only NOW hiring someone for this position?
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 09:10 PM   #50
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Apple has been as slow as molasses on this one.
Most likely because Steve really didn't "crack it" and they are just now putting the pieces of the puzzle together.
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