Sunday, September 04, 2011

An Apple TV Set In Our Future? | Monday Note

Excerpt from another timely Apple reality check from Jean-Louis Gassée

The idea is exciting and so obvious it’s got to happen. Imagine a true plug-and-play experience. One set with only two wires: power and the cable TV coax. Turn it on, assert your Apple ID credentials and you’re in business. The program guide looks good and is easy to navigate; pay channels are just a click and a password away. The TV runs apps, from games to FaceTime and Skype, it “just works’’ with your other iDevices and also acts as a Wi-Fi base station using the cable provider’s Internet service.

But when we turn to the Small Matter Of Implementation, we see a few obstacles.

An Apple TV Set In Our Future? | Monday Note

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