Originally Posted by bbexperience
People keep saying that, but Apple isn't trying to be in the home theater space. They're happy to live on iPhone and iPad sales.
Mac-mini & AppleTV say hello.
They are both Apple devices designed with HDMI-out video only. What does that tell you?
Apple is very smart about the way the approach a market. 1st) they make sure the market is there. 2nd) they look for a true need in that market that another competitor has yet to successfully offer. 3rd) they market a device that will easily tie in their ecosystem, so any product they offer already works with all the other Apple devices, libraries, networks, OS, etc. 4th) they recreate the same Apple experience is the same on all devices.. in other words they all kinda feel like each other.
As games on the iPhone, iPad and iPod become more successful.. sooner or later they will have to think about delivering those games into the home. As of right now.. there is a HDMI out adapter that will allow you to duplicate the screen off your iWhatever device onto your tv. Which means you technically 'can' already play any Apple based game in your living room. Looking at the information I explained above.. you best believe Apple is sitting back watching to see how many people either A) use the HDMI-out adapter to play games on their HDTV.. and B) how many people use their Mac-mini or AppleTV to play games on their HDTV.
As that number grows, they will then get more and more aggressive in the Home Theater market. The biggest thing going for Apple based games right now is they are cheap. Angry Birds and other 99cent games have knocked the handheld gaming market off its feet. I wonder what 99cent - $5 games will do to the console market. Yes MS & Sony both offer cheap console games, but lets be real.. nothing they offer has been as successful as whats available in the App store.
Expect their next OS Lion and the Airplay feature to even further their capabilities in the digital living room.