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11-23-2011, 12:39 PM
The rumor mill is an overdrive with this one for a month, starting here (http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/jobss-final-plan-an-integrated-apple-tv/2011/10/21/gIQAvhUl3L_story.html).
Apple taps Sharp to develop iTV: rumor (http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/apple-taps-sharp-to-develop-itv-rumor/)
BOMBSHELL: Steve Jobs Said He 'Finally Cracked' How To Make A Great Television - Business Insider (http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-10-21/tech/30305404_1_apple-tv-apple-television-steve-jobs)
Apple ‘iTV’ rumors abound: iTunes creator leading development, 2013 release (http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/apple-itv-rumors-abound-itunes-creator-leading-development-2013-release/)

I wonder why they picked Sharp and not Samsung...:p


There are quite a few reasons to believe this is not just a rumor

11-23-2011, 04:08 PM
Plenty of reasons to believe its not just a rumor. The idea of controlling the tv with Siri on the iPhone makes total sense, it will be interesting to see what they do. I hope the Apple TV box will benefit from some of the development that I'd suspect is going on with the iTV (or whatever it will be called).

11-23-2011, 06:25 PM
"Making total sense" and "being a reason" are very distant relatives.
Case in point:
"With Oracle it doesn't have to make sense, it just has to make money."
---James Gosling.

I don't think Apple was/is any different. Just like any other Fortune500 company.

Oracle just prides itself being the Apple of the corporate business...


11-23-2011, 10:33 PM
I just hope that this doesn't turn into Jack Donaghy's remoteless TV. I'm trying to locate a clip, but it seems NBC doesn't want to share...

11-23-2011, 11:06 PM
Rocky. Do you feel like you are beating your head up against a wall and getting no where.:)

11-24-2011, 11:24 AM
Rocky. Do you feel like you are beating your head up against a wall and getting no where.:)

Yeah, its just not worth it. And folks call Apple fans sheep. The Anti-Apple vitriol by some is over the top. And to be expected I guess. All I said was it makes sense for an Apple iTV to be drawing on the technology in Siri. And it WILL be interesting to see what they do. You'd think I claimed Apple was going to take over ALL televisions. :rolleyes:

11-24-2011, 02:48 PM
Another story on the Apple iTV

Apple Television Could Be Ready for Commercial Production by Feb. 2012 - John Paczkowski - News - AllThingsD (http://allthingsd.com/20111123/apples-itv-could-have-a-sharp-picture/)

And a story from Macrumors


11-26-2011, 12:05 PM
From the NY Times

What's Really Next for Apple in Television - NYTimes.com (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/whats-really-next-for-apple-in-television/)

11-26-2011, 01:11 PM
I was one of the skeptics about an Apple iTV, but after thinking about it a bit, it makes sense and it could be a decent seller to those that are in Apple's most coveted part of the market. Consumers with plenty of money living in the cities that have good enough internet service. Apple doesn't have to sell anywhere near as many of their gear as do others because of their high margins, and there is no reason to expect the Apple iTV to be any different.

And yeah, there are Apple bashers here just as there are fanbois. I'm one of the latter even though I'm not all Apple all the time. My HTPC and laptop are both Windows boxes...

11-28-2011, 06:58 PM
It ain't easy to replace Samsung/LG as glass suppliers. Being it iPhone5, iPad3, iPad4 or iTV...
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204452104577057300424392974.html?KEYWORDS=apple+sharp (paywalled)
AppleInsider | Hitachi & Sony working with Apple on 4-inch iOS device, iPad 4 to see new display technology (http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/11/26/hitachsony_working_with_apple_on_4_inch_ios_device_ipad_4_to_see_new_display_technology.html)


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