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Old Jun 9, 2008, 12:22 PM   #1
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AppleTV not a "leg" on Apple's chair anymore?

I know that Apple considers AppleTV a "hobby", but wasn't it always shown as one of the four legs of Apple's chair (along with the Mac, iTunes, and the iPhone)?

Now there's only three legs (per the side at today's WWDC keynote)?

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Old Jun 9, 2008, 12:25 PM   #2
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It never was. Steve said that it's just a hobby.
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Old Jun 9, 2008, 12:42 PM   #3
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It never was. Steve said that it's just a hobby.
yep, and until it catches on, a hobby it will stay. it has a lot of growth potential and it needs time to mature.
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Old Jun 9, 2008, 12:44 PM   #4
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taha

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We’ve got two strong legs on our chair today — we have the Mac business, which is a $10 billion business, and music, our iPod and iTunes business, which is $10 billion. We hope the iPhone is the third leg on our chair, and maybe one day Apple TV will be the fourth leg.
That's what I got it confused with.

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Old Jun 9, 2008, 02:46 PM   #5
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um, if you click on http://www.apple.com/itunes/ the TV is clearly a part of the "music" leg.
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Old Jun 9, 2008, 04:40 PM   #6
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um, if you click on http://www.apple.com/itunes/ the TV is clearly a part of the "music" leg.
Bingo. Same with the iPod line, which is certainly a critical part of Apple's financial foundation.
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Old Jun 9, 2008, 05:13 PM   #7
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Leg or no leg, I love my two ATVs.
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Old Jun 9, 2008, 05:19 PM   #8
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they need to bring out an Tv with a much bigger hdd, a 250gig and 500gig version would be best imo.
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Old Jun 9, 2008, 05:43 PM   #9
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i think the atv falls under music. i'm not too worried about it. i 'seems' to be catching on.

plus, today was a developer's conference meeting. i'm not surprised it wasn't mentioned.
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Old Jun 9, 2008, 05:47 PM   #10
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Leg or no leg, I love my two ATVs.
ME 2 !!!

40 gigs is great and just stream the movies from the terabyte HD's

and being able to box up and store the hundreds of DVDs and not worry about scratches or the messy stacks of them laying around anymore
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Old Jun 9, 2008, 05:49 PM   #11
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stream movies from the terrabyte external networked drive...

well that would be all fine and dandy but it requires a computer running itunes to be switched on to stream the data to the tv, it really shouldn't require this. tv should be able to read and pull the data from an external network hdd without a computer being on.
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 12:30 AM   #12
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AppleTV will remain what people perceive as neglect by Apple until the movie studios figure out that their business model is doomed. Every complaint I hear about Apple TV with regards to Rentals/Purchases is almost always rooted in stupid restrictions the studios are imposing (variable pricing, some for rent, some not, rental time limits...etc).
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 03:32 AM   #13
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they need to bring out an Tv with a much bigger hdd, a 250gig and 500gig version would be best imo.
I'd prefer the opposite - a flash-based tv with enough storage for the OS and not a lot else. Streaming for the win, and no moving parts!

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tv should be able to read and pull the data from an external network hdd without a computer being on.
Agreed. If Apple want to limit sharing to machines running iTunes, then they should at least provide all the capabilities that a normal iTunes client can expect (e.g. playlists). If not, then let us mount networked filesystems.
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 03:34 AM   #14
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As the films are pretty well priced here in the UK, I expect that we'll see Apple's film rentals and TV sales do pretty well now.
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 03:12 PM   #15
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I would like a 32GB flash-based tv that could be mounted in a car.
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 03:30 PM   #16
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Don't care about hard drive space.......

Just give me more power from the engines!

Faster CPU, better video card would mean better HD capability.
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I would like a 32GB flash-based tv that could be mounted in a car.
Then go buy one
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Old Jun 12, 2008, 10:37 AM   #18
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Will the iPod touch automatically sync when I pull in the driveway? Does it include a remote? Does it not cost $500? Thanks, anyway.
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