Will the first Apple TV be as revolutionizing as what the iPhone and iPad were?

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  1. Muro macrumors 6502

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    The third product of Apple, when it comes out, to be that groundbreaking to change and revolutionize an entire sector again can be the Apple TV imo.

    What's your take in this folks?
     
  2. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    If they really are developing something like this, and if it's important to them, I mean, on the level of iPod/iPhone/iPad, then you can count on it.
     
  3. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Unlikely. The apple tv is still a toy and I would not expect much. I see Google tv being a lot better long term. Big time now that they got in with all the big cable companies with buying motolla.
     
  4. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Apple will not release a TV. Why make an entire TV when they can make a hockey-puck sized device that performs the same function sans screen? Right, they wouldn't.
     
  5. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Actually, it will be Apple's SECOND Apple TV...

    http://lowendmac.com/500/macintosh-tv.html

    [​IMG]

    Probably not....
     
  6. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    GoogleTV is currently a non-starter. In fact at this point it's a dismal failure. I'm not sure how Google's acquisition of Motorola improves the situation, unless Google starts the project over from scratch, and Motorola's role in that would still be unclear.
     
  7. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Sorry if I do not count the opinion of someone who does not believe in anything but Apple label.

    Anyone who really looks at the motorola deal knows that Google wanted them for more than just the patents and phones. The other part of the equations was for the TV set top boxes and the agreements Motorola already has in place with many of the cable companies. It is safe to say that they are going to work on getting Google TV in threw those channels.

    Google already has stated that they are committed to it and it looks like they are starting to get the deals worked out.
     
  8. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    The last thing I want on my TV is Angry Birds. I'll be sticking to my FreeSat box.
     
  9. *LTD*, Aug 29, 2011
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    When I have reason to believe in others (more so than now), you'll be the first one to know. As of yet, the situation is not encouraging.
    Buying a hardware biz doesn't mean you'll know what the hell you're doing. Android is a mess. Even now. Design, attention to detail and User Experience are currently secondary with Google, because their business does not revolve around creating the best user experience. It revolves around advertising. We'll see whether this will change. Google, however, is about as far from Apple in the design department as we are from Pluto.

    Apple, however, specializes in content delivery, and content delivery systems. I'd put my money on Apple way, way, way before anyone else.

    i haven't seen anyone but Apple do well with vertical integration, and there have been those who have tried.
    So what. Boilerplate is great (RIM, for example, specializes in it.) We saw a lot of talk about HP's "commitment" as well.

    Google needs to show us the goods, which will inevitably be compared to Apple's offerings. That is not an encouraging situation for anyone competing with Apple, especially when it appears (and it wouldn't surprise anyone) that Apple's vision for how we should interact with traditional "TV content" is rather deep and far-reaching.

    Google as of now is suspect in everything they attempt that is not tied to a carrier contract. This isn't the smartphone segment. And it's interesting that Google can't translate anything to any amount of success outside the smartphone segment.

    As of now this is all speculation, but an educated guess really would seem pretty damn educated if you place a few bets on Apple.
     

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