Would you buy an Apple iTV television?
I shudder at the thought of lining up every year to buy a $5K Apple iTV television the way I currently buy iPhone and iPad devices.
I'm hoping Apple knows the cycle will have to be different, but I'm also a huge fan of their technology so the idea of getting a *better* television entices me...
What about you, would you buy one?
- 01-17-2012, 02:32 PM #2
I'd rather have an updated AppleTV like the version I have (first gen with storage...) that I can hook into my current TV that is about 18mo. old, and have the Remote app on my iPhone control it... and have the Remote app be Siri friendly...
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- 01-23-2012, 06:53 PM #11
There's no chance i'd pay 5k for a tv by anyone. I'd maybe pay 2k and it would have to be top notch and give more then any other tv like a couple terabyte hard drive, apple tv with every darn format and codec not just quicktime or whatever. And it would have to look damn sexy and sleek. And even then i'd still probably rather have a 60 inch affordable one from Costco.
But i don't buy products just cause apple makes stuff. i don't have an ipad and this is my first iphone. i don't line up or camp out and i don't need to have the latest tech. If it fits my needs and it's affordable i'll get something. For example the ipad doesn't fit my needs and i don't find it affordable so i don't have one. It's a fine product but not worth it for me. A tv by apple would be the same value proposition. That's the big thing it's a value decisions. Do i need it and is it affordable? If not i'd pass. The other thing is i got a perfectly good working 55 inch tv now so my next tv is likely either an affordable 40 or 42 inch tv for the bedroom or a 60+ inch tv and moving the 55 inch tv into the bedroom (which may be just too big for the room) but i'm not sure if any apple tv would fit. If its smaller i wouldn't overpay and apple stuff is pricey and if it a 60+ inch tv and by apple you can bet that would be super pricey too. But the other thing is i'm not buying a tv until i need one. i'm surely not buying one every couple of years.
When it comes to TVs i think my future is a lot closer to Vizio then Apple.
It's not gonna be called itv is it? Isn't ITV a british tv network that already fought Apple out of the name? ITV It's not like a tv network is gonna just give up it's name. Can you imagine some company trying to strong arm ESPN to change it's name cause they wanted an E at the front of their name? Regardless I don't think the name will be iTV.
- 01-24-2012, 02:10 PM #12
Perhaps this thread would be better served if you defined what you think this tv might be.
An all in one? Not interested. Something approaching 5k? I don't think Apple is that stupid.
Like someone else said, Apple has to design something that will tempt you away from the 60" vizio or costco special and needs to be close by in price range if not lower. And as mentioned in the OP, what's the cycle going to be like? Apple has been making a living with iOS getting people to stand in lines upgrading once a year.
This "tv" will need to be a similar cycle IMO, or Apple shouldn't be getting involved.
Google made android so they could be assured to be on mobile devices for search and ads. For airplay and mirroring to take off, Apple might need to think similar. Or do they?
Personally, i like one of the comments on the frontpage a while back best. Apple needs their "tv" to be a "kindle fire", or a device made for tv's and designed to take full advantage of iOS and its ecosystem. It needs to be cheap. A lesser (7") ipad or remote while also doubling as a Fire competitor? The other side of the equation, tv screens,could be made in various sizes but made to work seamlessly with iOS devices, especially any new smaller pad.
- 01-24-2012, 04:22 PM #13iPhone Beginner
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New good 56-70" TVs are $3k. Apple's won't have to be cheaper (they never are), it'll have to offer something better. Personally I think the new expensive TVs with the built-in access to the online content in various flavors suck. And right next to the $3k one there's another one for half the price that looks just like it. They pimp "3D" compatability, the refresh rate, all these numbers, and YouTube and stuff, with fancy remotes (gack). I thing it's increasingly confusing and reeks of obsolescence (much like cellphones, which are way cheaper and go every 2 years). You always wanna wait to see what's there next week, for the price to come down. Apple will have to make it simpler, with about a 5 year lifespan, upgradable, voice activated, no boxes under there, for around 3 grand, no deals. And it has to look great and come in a cool box too. And they can't sell it at Cosco. If they can do that they can take Samsung and Sanyo and LG and the other 20 brands to the cleaners like they did with phones and tablets.
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- 01-26-2012, 01:59 AM #18
I'd probably say i'd end up buying one because you know apple will at least make it worth it, but currently I'm completely please with my apple tv 2nd gen. I do think it could use siri built in and a few more video sites to stream, but i love it. If the Apple television DOES come to market i can't wait to see what will be in that thing and how it could be upgraded and worth it year by year. I think it won't be as your saying, like shelling out 5 grand a year. Apple's extremely consumer focused and thats just implausible to think of blowing that much money every year!
- 01-26-2012, 03:45 AM #19iPhone Pro
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With the New tvs on the horizon 5k doesn't sound like a bad deal. OLED, 3D glasses free, crystal LED, 4k resolution. TVs will be definitely advancing a bit in the next year or two. Honestly for me to buy it for 5k though it would have to have some serious specs to compete with what's coming out.
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- 02-01-2012, 03:43 AM #20
sorry but to me 5K sounds ridiculous for a TV. It would have to be over 70 inches and the greatest tv in the history of tvs. My dad just got a nearly 70 inch tv by Sharp that's got an exceptional picture 3D that he didn't even care about, apps like netflix and pandora internally, many hdmi ports and audio output options, wifi connectivity, ethernet, it connects to a dnla server, it will play almost every type of video you can throw at it included mkvs off of any attached hard drive. You just plug in the USB cable and its' got menus for pics, music and video. And he got it for about $1700. For more then double that Zoe Saldana better deliver it, set it up, and promise to be my love slave.
- 02-01-2012, 04:25 AM #21
My opinion is simple. And it's in java format!!
If (AppleTVThirdGen + SamsungTVofXinches >== AppleiTVofXinches)
Answer === "Yes"
Answer === "No"
forgive me if my java scripting is wrong I'm a java noob :P
But seriously I don't see a point in buying an appleitv at all...
It's a screen. That's all it is. Picture quality > features any day. Especially since I have a number of devices I can hook up to said screen that will easily add any and all of the features an iTV could possibly have. And then some.
ITV sounds as gimmicky and useless as samsung YouTube tvs with facebook buttons on them. My friend got one of those and made me sit with him while he searched **** on YouTube with the tv stand alone. Oh my did it take forever so painful! Even if apple made it faster, user friendly and sleek and sexy I still wouldn't care. It's a tv. Just. A tv.
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- 02-02-2012, 12:18 PM #23iPhone Beginner
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- 02-03-2012, 01:56 AM #25
I know apple products are mostly all "more than" what they are. iPod is just a music player, BUT it's still more. I get that. I bought iPad iPod and iPhone.
But this is a tv. Those products provide reliability and style and function superior to the competition. But this is a tv. I don't even have cable. I do everything on my pc and I <3 windows. If I get a Mac it will only be a business/school device. I will always have a pc at home as my driver for leisure and entertainment.
And I will always hook that pc up to my tv. And that will always negate any need I have for an apple tv, until I get a family and want to share content without letting them play on my private rig.
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