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Apple TV (iTV) - What Do You Expect?

Question asked by Kaustubh Katdare in #Gadgets on Aug 19, 2012
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Aug 19, 2012
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This post isn't going to be much about Apple TV or iTV. Apple is known to disrupt the markets. The iPod disrupted the personal music player market, the iPhone did that to the smartphone market and the iPad did it again to the personal computing market. Now, if the rumours are to be believed, Apple is working on a TV product. Whether it's going to be a simple Set Top Box or a completely new TV package is yet to be revealed.

I've always thought that very little innovation has gone into the device that's already become an integral part of our lives. TVs are still the same that they used to be - channels streaming content and we getting them on our TV sets via regular Antenna or the brand new set top box. I won't call any of that as 'innovation'.

Do you agree that much needs to be done on the TV side? Posted in: #Gadgets
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare · Aug 19, 2012
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I've been reading about it. Apple analysts are giving a lot of positive nods to Apple's next product. It goes without saying that they think it will really be 'revolutionizing'.
With high expectations the general public has started thinking that Apple will not release a television if it can't do something special with content. But if we look closely, we have many reasons to believe that what can make the Apple television special isn't blowing up the cable industry, it's the interface that it will deliver for users.

We can expect the TV to include Siri and compatibility with third party devices as well as potential integration with content guides.
Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal · Aug 19, 2012
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Apple been looking forward to this step of so-called "iTV" because Ubuntu got very great response for Ubuntu TV.

When Apple releases anything new, I always think of it's cost first ... If iPhone 4S is of 34k bucks (maybe more), then think about iTV.

Ubuntu TV has everything : Cable/Satellite service support, Online Video via Youtube, Stream Music, Photos, Videos from PC to TV, Ubuntu TV apps for iOS, Android & Ubuntu; Media can be shared between TV & Portable devices using Cloud service, Ubuntu One. Ubuntu TV runs applications from Third party developers.

So what is Ubuntu TV by Canonical is missing that iTV has to add in their device to draw attraction of the customers ?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Aug 19, 2012
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uBuntu's already on turning their mobile operating system into a computer and I think that is 'HUGE'. Of course iTV isn't going to be pocket, budget friendly. Yes, Siri might make it to Apple TV but I'm quite sure a lot of people feel awkward talking to TV. Has anyone used dictation on the macs? I think I'm just getting old fashioned.

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