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Will Apple take over the TV market?
Today, I came across the interesting article discussing future Apple steps. Do you think that Apple will bring 4k resolution with new iTV?
Here's the link for the article: How Apple will become king in the TV industry - IT support services
- 08-01-2012, 04:24 PM #2
To be honest, Apple is so late to the game on new tech TV's that they'll be playing catch up (like Windows in the smart phone market) for some time. Apple will not be able to compete with major players like Samsung when it comes to volume moved because Samsung can sell a 1080p plasma that has a picture most people would go crazy over for less than $800...add 3D to it as a gimmick and it's still under $1K.
Apple's market is going to be a tough one to really capitalize on because they're going to have to make a ground breaking TV using Apple's own technology (IE: Retina something or other, i-device fluid capability, and it's going to have to be intuitive like Siri on the iPhone and iPad).
Bottom line, Apple's TV venture (if it ever happens) will be a slow and learning process with them, but eventually, like the computer side of their game, they'll find something that draws people in, and afterwards their TV's will fly off of shelves from the word go. It's just going to take a while to get there.
- 08-24-2012, 06:24 PM #3iMore Pro
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Late to the game ?! Hardly.
The TV industry as whole has been the same for years now. Apple will change the TV as we know it just like they changed the music & phone industry.
One would've thought Apple was late in the game when we had already experienced 8tracks, cassette, vinyl , Walkman, CD and even mp3. Then apple came outta nowhere with iTunes.
June 2013 will be the beginning of the new TV era !
- 08-24-2012, 06:28 PM #4
- 08-25-2012, 01:44 PM #5
The Apple TV is just a hobby and will likely remain that. The Mac and iOS device business is where the focus is, and rightfully so. The ATV is a great addition to the family but it will never be Apple's focus. They may expand to making screens and DVR's, but it'll still be a tiny portion of their business.
- 09-03-2012, 03:40 PM #6iMore Pro
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We aren't taking about the current Apple TV streaming device. We are talking about the actual TV built by Apple.
Apple will focus on anything that brings them more cash. They've conquered the music & phone along with tablet market. I don't see why they wouldn't want a piece of the TV cake
- 09-12-2012, 07:38 AM #7
iTunes didn't come out of no where...iTunes came out of taking various sharing programs and online "music stores" (which were primitive at the time), and turned it into a very nice and well laid out system for buying music...iTunes essentially had it's greatest success by allowing a person to buy one song at a time instead of a whole album, this same approach will not work as well in the TV world (as shown by the successful, but not outstanding Apple TV unit).
What's new in the TV world? 3D? lol...3D is not going to make a great seller out of an Apple branded TV. Internal storage and internet capabilities? With the pricing of a good 1080p TV and a connectable computer, this is a very small window for success. LED displays and new display tech? Samsung released the virtual "Window" last year at CES, there is NOTHING coming down the pipe line that will one up that, and with recent relations between Samsung and Apple, Samsung is not going to hand that tech over.
Apple will sell TV's...there's no doubt about that, but don't expect some iPhone like change in the industry when they finally release one, it's just not going to happen.
Last edited by SeanHRCC; 09-12-2012 at 07:41 AM.