Originally Posted by mayhem13
Best to remember that the links are mostly based on speculation so.........
As to Apple getting the living room, I wouldn't worry and I don't think Apple worries either. Can you remember the last item Apple brought to market a product that failed?
I quite like my ATV2 with my iDevices. Really nice. AirPlay is great and nothing else comes close in the category. I was really thinking of the TV rumours. Nothing Apple has done is aimed in that direction. Microsoft has been supply the software that runs ip TV for many large providers. We have that and really like it. They have a games' console with Kinect which is appealing for the input method. Sony has movie and TV content, very nice PS3 and so on ... These seem to be better positioned to evolve into the living room.
I owned 2 Cubes, an ATV1, a NeXT Cube (I really consider Apple NeXT and not the to way around
) all of which were not market successes though I really like them to this day.
We just got a great TV from LG which has essentially made my media players
unnecessary ( except for the ATV2). It runs Plex which I very much like and accesses all the premium content we need. I can't imagine why I would run out and get an iTV, and I love Apple products.
For very odd reasons I found myself with a Roku 2 XD in an unopened box. I couldn't resist and decided to keep it. Not as polished as the ATV2, but it really is a lot of fun. Plex runs well, there are neat channels, etc .... The ATV2 is really an iDevice peripheral. It makes no sense to have a $2000 TV as an iPhone peripheral.
Anyway, I just do not feel an integrated TV from Apple is a natural evolution to what they have. Could be very wrong of course.