In late August we reported that a plan of Apple debuting an HDTV by 2012 could possibly be in the pipeline. These were all based on rumours and speculations from sources of Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray. At the time, sources had indicated that unlike the Apple TV that is available in the market right now, this would be a fully fledged HDTV that could stream Internet content. Adding to these rumours that Apple is seeking to produce a television, a report by The Washington Post reveals that the new biography of Steve Jobs which is set to release on Monday reveals a product. This new product is an integrated Apple TV.
Could this actually be a reality? (Image mock-up)
The biography written by Walter Issacson, which was reviewed by the Washington Post indicates a ‘hint at something more to come.’ Issacson wrote, “He very much wanted to do for television sets what he had done for computers, music players, and phones: make them simple and elegant. ‘I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,’ he told me. ‘It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud.’ No longer would users have to fiddle with complex remotes for DVD players and cable channels. ‘It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.’”
All this information is quite cryptic as of now, but this is the most solid piece of information we have received over all those unconfirmed rumours about Apple launching an HDTV. If the Cupertino company launches a television, what features do you think it will have that will make it stand out from the competition that is presently dominating the HDTV market?
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