Much has been said about this. Just read the book. People over react to these things and the rumours for an iTV are up again. Do you really think Steve would leave anything in an approved book that would give the slightest hint at any upcoming products?
Other "revelations" include the way he thinks of Microsoft, which is exactly what we would imagine him to say, that they need more art end less numbers.
He also said Bill never had any imagination. I would agree on that.
Something that stroke me about the book is that according to the author, he was given all the freedom to write whatever he wanted and come to whatever conclusions and write them down. In fact steve never read the book before it was ready (probably not after). The only input he gave was on the front cover. That excites me most of all because Issacson interviewed a lot of people, hundreds. Many viewed as enemies of Steve, some giving conflicting accounts.
Jeff Robbin, who built iTunes and was co-lead in the creation of the original iPod with Tony Fadell, is heading up Apple's television efforts, according to a Bloomberg report.
Deals is the problem, and what a big problem
Who would buy such an expensive product such as that one, when there are so many in the wild. But then again, is that not what they say about macs?
Playing devil's advocate:
You can say...well, Apple TV cloud do the exact same thing with an existing TV set. True, but Apple is a hardware company, they can make a lot of money by getting rid of the Apple TV and bringing a true centralised media centre. Plus, they love simplicity.
It could be a big deal, it could be the next big thing. Remember also that xbox and PS3 are due to put out revised versions of the consoles in 2/3 years time. I don't think Apple can neglect that business if they want to be the only thing in the living room.
THink of people's greatest complain in the living room - is it not complexity? Apple is the company to fix that.
Maybe a subsidised TV. What do you think?Apple only goes into a market when it thinks it can sell by the millions. I can't see another way.
Apple has patents for kitchen sinks...
I love the windows phone software. The fact that you enter a specific menu, but the UI is still alive. Nicely done.
Will apple change iOS at some point. I would say so. There were a lot of things Apple could not do in iOS1 due to hardware. That has changed!
Looks like a really fast machine. About the same specs as the iPhone 4s. iPhone has better video, Nokia has faster processor. Neck a neck.
based on the N9, but even more beautiful.
If there is a competitor for iPhone, this is the one. Unlike any other phone out there, it has character and does not try to copy iPhone, both inside and out.
smart ready devices are things like pedometers and heart-rate monitors and only connect to BT smart devices.
Big advantage of BT smart or BT 4.0 is battery.
That is the biggest benefit of all this. Don't expect Netflix to come over and dominate like in the states. They have to start their deals all over again in the UK.
It sounds a bit like a headless chicken, but given that they have a new CEO, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.
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If all a company does is imitate, than they will never be as good. Look at Android.
pattern? They never used it. That is frustrating to me.
Even the normal swipe to unlock...ok Apple you had that splash on iPhone 1, but it is an obvious way of unlocking a phone. It should not be patentable.