Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cracking the Apple iTV

From the Jobs bio:
“He very much wanted to do for television sets what he had done for computers, music players, and phones: make them simple and elegant,” Isaacson wrote. Isaacson continued: “‘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.’”

I got it from this forum, and the comments again demonstrate just how stupid people are:

"Yeah - its called a TV with internet access. No walled garden required. I cracked it too."

So many people just don't see the difference between what the garden-variety company does, and what Apple does. If not for that difference, tablets would have been mainstream for ten years instead of two. And If the secret of the iTV was simply a TV with Internet access, then the living room would already be revolutionized, because we have that, my boxes have had iNet access for a couple of years. But nothing worthwhile to connect them to, and lousy interface. In short, worthless.
I'll bet that will be the differences, some of the main ones for sure.

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