Friday, September 11, 2015

Ihnatko: 2 Apple updates that could be relaunches | Chicago Sun-Times

From an Andy Ihnatko perspective on Apple's product news

"New input controller, new OS, new app library, powerful A8 processor and now Apple talks about how much storage is on the Apple TV. The 32 gigabyte model is $149, with the 64 gigabyte one going for $199.

So, yeah: this is Apple’s newest home computer.

The obvious kinds of apps for Apple TV deliver entertainment: streaming music and video, and games. But go beyond that and the possibilities are intriguing. What if iOS developers ported the best iPad productivity apps to tvOS? The result would turn Apple TV into a slick tiny desktop that costs next to nothing.

No, an Apple TV running tvOS versions of my favorite iOS productivity apps wouldn’t be as powerful as a Mac. But a Chromebook isn’t as powerful as a Windows notebook, either and they’re intensely useful for many things."
Ihnatko: 2 Apple updates that could be relaunches | Chicago Sun-Times
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