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Did Best Buy (BBY +2.7%) just leak details of Apple's (AAPL) iTV, and will it get into trouble...

Did Best Buy (BBY +2.7%) just leak details of Apple's (AAPL) iTV, and will it get into trouble for doing so? In a customer survey, BBY offers details of an "Apple HDTV" to be sold at stores for $1499: 42-inch 1080p LED flat panel display; can download and use App Store apps; supports iCloud for storing videos and music; can stream content from popular sites such as Netflix, YouTube, Flickr. (earlier)
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  • Keep It Simple
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    Even if that was unintentionally leaked, it really doesn't matter. There aren't any surprises within that announcement.

     

    Seriously people, did we really expect anything less from an iTV - HDTV, Apps, iCloud, streaming content - Those features are already implied.
    6 Feb 2012, 03:11 PM Reply Like
  • Matthew Davis
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    I don't see the point of an iTV. Why? It's gonna get trounced by competition.
    6 Feb 2012, 05:39 PM Reply Like
  • bobitza77
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    At $1499 it won't fly.
    6 Feb 2012, 07:04 PM Reply Like
  • ssmith90
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    the same could be said about their laptops and phones. people like the simplistic design and interface. besides apple has a cult following.
    6 Feb 2012, 09:03 PM Reply Like
  • Matthew Davis
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    Yeah, those are gadgets, TVs are so cheap now, no one will go for a $1500 42" TV, and a lot of them already have the apps for watching online content. I think we will see people shorting AAPL by the end of the year when they announce its a giant flop.
    6 Feb 2012, 10:25 PM Reply Like
  • Skippy09
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    I just paid $1400 for a Samsung "Smart TV."
    Wish I'd have known AAPL was comibng out with their's for $99 more.
    i.e....$1499 *will* fly.
    6 Feb 2012, 11:43 PM Reply Like
  • richard McDonough
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    Duh.
    7 Feb 2012, 01:28 PM Reply Like
  • gigabob635
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    You'd pay $1400 for a 42"???? - I just paid $1900 for the top of the line Samsung SMART 60". $1400 won't fly for something this low end. It might do better in Japan however.
    7 Feb 2012, 04:25 PM Reply Like
  • Skippy09
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    I paid 1400 for a 46...it's a price locally that isn't there anymore, they're all selling them for at least $100 more now.

     

    But trust me, a $1499 iTV from Apple will offer a lot more than my "Smart" Samsung.
    7 Feb 2012, 05:01 PM Reply Like
  • biobat
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    If the $1500 TV has elements of a computer - apps, browsing, etc, people will go for it. People are already paying $500-800 for iPads.
    8 Feb 2012, 09:22 AM Reply Like
  • sean.parmelee
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    People can already watch Netflix or Hulu or whatever on TVs with devices they already own. What's the improvement here, besides the glowing Apple logo? You can buy a nice 42" LED TV and a TiVo or video game console for a lot less than this.
    6 Feb 2012, 09:56 PM Reply Like
  • rjstilling
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    Watch for 3D also
    7 Feb 2012, 01:00 PM Reply Like
  • Internal Source
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    Right now the iTV sounds like a very nice TV with the typical AAPL aesthetics (i.e., perfect in design) but just an expansion of the existing AAPL TV (that is, no need for the little black box on the side). For now, that is. Watch the space; soon it will be, "Select the channels you wish to subscribe to..." and no more cable TV packages with unwanted channels and fixed prices; maybe it's 99c per channel per month, minimum 5 channels... so I pick CNBC, BBC, MSNBC, PBS and GolfChannel for $5 per month, no more $50-75+ for a cable package with loads of channels I never use... now that would be sweeeet.
    7 Feb 2012, 02:15 PM Reply Like
  • mike946
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    Yes, let's be careful how we use the term "low-end". An Apple TV will be about a lot more than screen inches. And it may be that AAPL doesn't really care how many tv's they sell, or at what margin - why should they - it's just a "hobby", remember??
    13 Feb 2012, 11:23 PM Reply Like
  • Keep It Simple
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    iTV = Total Cable TV Market Disruption.
    7 Feb 2012, 02:53 PM Reply Like
  • philk
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    You guys have not even grasped the ramifications of this TV
    AAPL is not dumb enough to come out with 'just another 42" TV' to compete with 60" ones...much more in the TV than you can imagine.
    Just look what they did with the iPhone...everyone was perfectly happy, including me with their $49 Nokia phone, weren't they?
    With the iPad, everyone said, 'oh, it's just a bigger iPhone without talk capability'. And where are we now?
    7 Feb 2012, 08:22 PM Reply Like
  • sean.parmelee
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    That is what the iPad is, as a matter of fact, but it didn't stop people from buying it. The herd mentality is still strong with the Apple crowd, for now. Let's see how much longer Apple can keep it that way.
    7 Feb 2012, 09:13 PM Reply Like
  • Matthew Davis
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    Total market disruption? Ramifications? I just don't have faith that everything Apple does is a slam dunk. I believe it will be a product that will work for you if you have bought into all their other products, but as a stand alone...no way.
    8 Feb 2012, 08:48 AM Reply Like
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