- 02-03-2012, 11:19 AM #26
It's purely dependent on the features it offers, the price that it is offered at and the design of the actual TV itself. On a modern flat panel television, they have A LOT of competition that make top end luxury oriented sets, and the options that Apple could capitalize on and stand out with are very VERY limited.
That said, and after seeing this past CES, the "Electronic Window" seems like the coolest "newish" idea to come along when it comes to TV's. If they can some how implement the ease of use and stream lined UI into such a product, and make it obtainable (say, under $5,000), they may be able to capture a niche, and then make people feel they want it over a cheaper Samsung or whatever brand you want to choose.
I think Apple's biggest hurdle is going to be restraining themselves from making proprietary connections for the iTV (or whatever it will be called), and staying away from putting things that are still essentially in the test market stage (IE: Thunderbolt, as it stands right now). Outside of that, keeping the price relevant to people who would consider apple products is a biggie.
- 02-07-2012, 09:22 AM #27
It's kind of fun to see what rumors or speculation was like before other apple products. Here's a thread speculating what the first iphone might be. More Apple Phone Rumors and Speculation - MacRumors Forums
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- 02-07-2012, 08:44 PM #29
It really depends on the price point and features.
If it is basically an high quality LCD/Plasma/LED-LCD or something like that with an integrated AppleTV (or even Apple TV/iphone/Siri combo) than I probably will not.
If it is hugely more expensive than an equivalently sized TV from another manufacturer, than I probably will not.
If it offers something BEYOND the individual devices (and beyond simply integrating them into one unit) at a reasonable price point, then I might.
The problem is that a high end TV is more expensive than an iPad/iPhone/iPod purchase. It is on par with the upper end of their computer lines. So as Rene says, people aren't going to want to go out and buy a new one every year. Heck, people probably won't want to go out and buy a new one every two or three years.
Now, an Apple TV that also acted as a DVR, and streamed content via homesharing to all devices (even DVR content), could utilize apps with your iPhone or iPad as a controller, and had a few other features built in...that might be something worth looking into.
- 02-08-2012, 08:38 AM #30
Haha...I know how I am. No matter what I say right now, if this think comes out and it's friggin awesome, then I will want one. Now, that doesn't mean I will get one, mostly because I just don't have the resources right now. But there are few high end gadgets out there that I don't covet. Before the iPad came out I didn't think I would want one....seemed so gimmicky, but I sure as hell want one now. People said the same thing about touch screen phones......"oh it's just a gimmick, totally not practical.", and we all saw where that went.....
- 02-09-2012, 11:09 AM #31
I don't think I would buy one, but I could change my mind. Because the ATV2 is limited on features and partners, I'm expecting to see the same for an iTV. So for now, I think a Samsung Smart TV would be a way better choice.
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- 03-07-2012, 07:46 PM #39iPhone Nanite
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No way, tv buying is all about size and picture quality for a price. Smart tvs are useless, I prefer my Panasonic with simple input menu to interatct between the ps3 and cable box. A smart tv is useless when you have to buy a blu ray player/home theatre system that has the smart features.
- 03-07-2012, 10:02 PM #40
I've got an PC running XBMC hooked up to my flatscreen. It does everything from airplay streaming to Battlefield 3 to online music to being an airvideo server that serves my movies to my iPhone anywhere I go. I doubt apple will be able to match that feature set. I hope they do, because it would be a pretty awesome tv. I just don't think it will happen anytime soon.
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- 03-23-2012, 03:07 PM #46
5K would price me out of the market. You can get "connected" TVs for much less, and that is the route I would go. Right now I have a Roku on my 42 inch, and seriously considered the AppleTV box also, BUT ultimately Roku had a better sale at the time.
I LOVE the concept of a connected TV, and it certainly makes sense for Apple to get in to it. BUT I can get a Samsung, or Sony for much less.
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