• Jobs Biography Hints at Possibility of an Apple HDTV




    Steve Job's biography is nearly in the hands of the public and as it release date nears the number of leaks regarding its content continue to rise. One the more interesting leaks—from a product standpoint—is an excerpt that strongly hints at the possibility of an Apple HDTV being released or at lest in development.

    While many, including myself, have been extremely dismissive about Apple entering the HDTV marketplace (the margins are razor thin) the following excerpt uncovered by the Washington post goes against all the Apple intuition many of us have accumulated over the years.

    He very much wanted to do for television sets what he had done for computers, music players, and phones: make them simple and elegant," Isaacson wrote.

    Isaacson continued: "‘I'd like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,' he told me. ‘It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud.' No longer would users have to fiddle with complex remotes for DVD players and cable channels. ‘It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.
    Jobs himself even mentioned, as early as last year, that he thought there was no market for Apple television sets. However, Apple does have a habit of creating markets for products. Perhaps the eventual success of the iPad changed Jobs' opinion. But, the HDTV and cable space is already an incredibly mature albeit flawed market. Rumors have surfaced recently about Apple cooking up something to take down or in the very least make cable companies obsolete, capitalizing on consumer frustration with cable companies.

    The above excerpt by no means is a confirmation that these Apple HDTVs exist, but the last two sentences "It will have the simplest interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it," make me believe Apple has something up their sleeves that is going to change the way people consume television. Honestly, I wouldn't mind jailbreaking my TV.

    Source: Washington Post
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