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Apple iTV rumors heat up

Ed, Aug 23 2010 08:48 PM in OSx86

apple-tv-youtubeApple's rumored successor to its Apple TV, the Apple iTV, has been causing a stir thanks to the recent comments from Digg founder, Kevin Rose, on his blog seemingly speculating about the yet-to-be-released Apple product's features.

Rose predicts that the new device from Apple will be priced at just $99 and will run iOS (as on the iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch). Through iOS users will be able  to browse the App store and load games, TV apps, video sharing/streaming/recording apps, etc. This seems like a logical evolution of the Apple TV, and brings it inline with the established iOS platform.

Controversially, it's expected that content producers will be able to use iAds to directly monetize their content, potentially cutting out cable and satellite companies as the content will be distributed over an Internet connection.

Also predicted is the use of the iPad as a remote control, which is not far from the reality of today with existing Apps able to turn the iPad into a home cinema remote. Again, this would seem to be a logical decision for Apple to make, and we'd hope it'd extend remote functionality to the iPhone/iPod Touch too.

The anticipated launch for the iTV is this September, which is also when new iPod Touch models are expected to be announced.

there are rumors that this might compete with actual cable t.v. but I dunno how well it's going to do looking back at the previous genereation of the Apple TV. If Apple establishes it well with tv program content along with the a fore mentioned things in the above post then they would stand out with their new product.

Oh and and Ed it seems wordpress might be the culprit to those random question marks that show up in front page posts

told ya
The next generation device will obviously have to compete with "actual" cable TV. It's an outmoded delivery system whose only value is in the existing infrastructure. Everyone is wishing to have a replacement, even the cable companies themselves, but the question is who will bring the most compelling device to the table... let's not forget Google's plans for the Google TV coming up as well!

there are rumors that this might compete with actual cable t.v. but I dunno how well it's going to do looking back at the previous genereation of the Apple TV. If Apple establishes it well with tv program content along with the a fore mentioned things in the above post then they would stand out with their new product.

Oh and and Ed it seems wordpress might be the culprit to those random question marks that show up in front page posts

told ya

The next generation device will obviously have to compete with "actual" cable TV. It's an outmoded delivery system whose only value is in the existing infrastructure. Everyone is wishing to have a replacement, even the cable companies themselves, but the question is who will bring the most compelling device to the table... let's not forget Google's plans for the Google TV coming up as well!


In a recent update it doesn't' seem like the major channel hosts such as ESPN and Disney for example don't seem to be too enthusiastic about the iTV deals and SJ himself said that it will probably not be such a great selling product as the iPad and iPhone.

Time will tell still
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