Discontinue apple tv at Macworld?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ClassicMac247, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    What are peoples opinions towards a new ATV at Macworld S.F? For me i find it very likely because it would be unexpected. Theres all hype about a sub notebook, which is very possible, but no talk towards atv, will they discontinue it?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2007
    Indy, IN
    I don't think Apple with discontinue TV because it has a lot of potential. It just wasn't fully done the right way when apple released it. With a solid update at MW like Blu-ray and DVR and some other features, it has the potential to become a great product.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2007
    On the wall behind a Stopper II
    Apple never discontinues stuff that's only been out a year. Infact, the Apple TV will probably be updated at Macworld. DVR, movie rentals, Blu-Ray, and iPod/iPhone compatibility would make it the most popular set top box around.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2006
    I dont see them doing this at all. Also if they were to it wouldnt be done at a show or anything. Never announce the bad. They would jusst silently do it. Like the iSight.

    Kevin :apple:
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2002
    Where the air is crisp
    The :apple:TV has a lot of potential, but it is only as good as the service it delivers. What Apple needs (IMHO), is some sort of subscription based unlimited video service. Cheap, on-demand TV with a great selection. People want to own their music, but I think video is a different beast.

    If ABC can stream HD quality TV shows to your home for free (ok, couple ads), then I am sure Apple could figure out the same for movies...
  6. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Or just pay-as-you-go. Both should be available, since it's only software for accounting.

    Considering ABC is owned by Disney, and Stevie's on the Disney BOD, I wouldn't be too surprised it this happened. But ABC will need some revenue - perhaps commercials or monthly service fee. One problem, though, is that I can get ABC free in digital through my antenna and Eye TV Hybrid. But that's on a Mac Mini, not an ATV.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Mar 28, 2007
    no, the rental service will help ATV live up to its potential. no discontinuation.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2006
    I doubt we are going to see Blu Ray on the ATV. However, I fully expect HD content on iTunes and a software update. A major hardware update? Unlikely.
  9. macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    No. I don't think Apple's ready to give up on it--video-on-demand via the internet is still a huge open question that Apple would like to be the answer to. Apple TV might still help them get there.

    Besides, why would Apple use MW, their premier consumer event, to cancel a product, this highlighting a mistake? Better to let it die quietly in March or something (but again, I don't think they're going to go that).
  10. macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    I've been thinking about an Apple TV, I'll will for sure stay put for MacWorld and see what Stevie has under his sleeves...

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