Could this be the new Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Jonsmith, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Jonsmith macrumors newbie

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    I was bored on my lunch break so I thought I'd post this link i found to a recently posted article on a UK marketing company website.

    They seem to think they have a grip on what could be the next, Apple TV.

    I was going to post it in the news section, but I've not been here before so the computer said NO...
    (This seemed like the next best place)

    Anyway, here's the link: Could this be the new Apple TV?

    Enjoy.
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Uh, No. But I did drive up the post count to your site by 1.

     
  3. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    It's a good idea. It was a good idea when Roku came up with it. Apple probably would bite Roku's style that bad.
     
  4. dnelms macrumors regular

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    I'll preface this with saying I have both an ATV2 and a Roku (actually 3 of them). If this article was to be believed (big IF), then they would have a leg up on Roku (besides the obvious) in that Roku's streaming stick has to have a MHL capable TV. Unless I missed that in the article, it surmised that the Apple stick would be just a regular HDMI port. If true, that would put it able to work with many other TV's right now than Roku could.
     
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  6. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    I Streamed/ Mirrored ITVPlayer to my AppleTV for about 40 mins and I went from 87% to 23% battery.

    Its a nice idea but you need to have the iDevice docked.

    I dunno. Would be the most affordable way of doing it for Apple
     
  7. Jonsmith thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's definately not my site.

    Not in any way.
     
  8. David085 macrumors 6502a

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    Would be great to have a Apple TV USB Stick if this is true
     
  9. Slayerboym88 macrumors regular

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    I'm surprised that I really like this idea. In fact, seeing as how much cheaper this would be compared to having to buy a new TV set, this is preferable to the idea of an independent TV. Losing the power cord is a huge +. Make this thing $99 or less and I'll buy. Interesting to see if the app could be used with the current AppleTV.
     
  10. Jonsmith thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I read first read the story, it made me think.

    Apple doesn't normally sell big box products and from what I understand there's not much money in selling TV's.

    It doesn't make good business sense for Apple to sell 40", 50" and bigger TV's and most of us have them already.
     
  11. Jonsmith thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple files Touchscreen TV remote - software patent

    Well, here is one of the patents to help Apple secure the TV / Media malarkey.

    http://www.appleinsider.com/article..._concept_hints_at_future_television_set_.html

    I say it hints at your phone making use of the consumer electronics control software built into every HDMI device.

    Funny, released a couple of days later.

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    I notice you ripped the entire page of content off that site. You didn't spot that (c) copyright symbol no....
     
  12. macbookman83 macrumors 6502

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    Lol
     
  13. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    I wanted to make MacRumors a SOPA test case.
     
  14. Mr-Kerrse macrumors 6502

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    Funny when i was holiday i streamed many films from my ipad to my atv & it certainly went on for a long longer than 40 mins, watched 3 films in a row & still had plenty battery
     
  15. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Ahh I mirrored. I didn't "Airplay". I had video running on my phone whilst sending it to the Apple device. :eek:
     
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