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Apple's (AAPL) much-rumored TV set will resemble a much larger Cinema Display, a "well-placed" source tells Cult of Mac. In-line with earlier rumors, the source also claims the product will feature Siri, and an iSight camera to enable FaceTime video calls.
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  • Canary Cash
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    Am I the only one thinking this is insanity? This is not the way to continue growth...
    7 May 2012, 02:10 PM Reply Like
  • rsutcliffe
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    You must be. I can't see a problem here, as Apple builds a media empire. How will the iTunes store figure into this? Growth is growth. What's the problem?
    7 May 2012, 03:34 PM Reply Like
  • dividend_growth
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    Apple's goal is an iPad for everyone, an iPhone for every adult, and an iTV for every household, all connected to its iCloud.
    9 May 2012, 10:12 PM Reply Like
  • petermac51
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    Don't worry, yuor not alone, there's another guy somewhere in Canada whose been advising to short Apple since it was at 220. So there's at least two of you.
    29 May 2012, 12:05 PM Reply Like
  • Josh Krause
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    Sounds like a dream for an iFan.

     

    Don't see how they will be able to get it to market for less than $3k.

     

    Will have a heck of a lot of competition going against it, but alot of people thought the iPad would be a big flop.
    7 May 2012, 02:12 PM Reply Like
  • Canary Cash
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    One problem here is that they are not pioneering (i'm still not convinced this thing is real, seems so utterly stupid) this would be grasping at growth markets, there are better ways than overly commoditized consumer electronics...if they can somehow break the mould like with the iPhone more power to 'em
    7 May 2012, 02:26 PM Reply Like
  • dividend_growth
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    Apple has not pioneered the MP3 player or the cell phone either.
    9 May 2012, 10:13 PM Reply Like
  • Traveler10
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    Content is key. If Apple can lock in some major content providers, they can do to the cable TV industry what they did to the music industry with the iPod and iPhone and the impact they are having on publishing with the iPad. Another game changer? Soon, I may need Verizon FIOS only for the high speed data connection :) We can only wish....
    7 May 2012, 02:30 PM Reply Like
  • jims55
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    "Content is key." Indeed. Can you imagine what Apple would look like with their own quality news channels, their own discovery channel, or their own history channel? What if they even created there very own network channel to compete with current networks channels? What if their channels offered exclusive and premium content? What if you didn't have to buy channels by the package but could purchase them individually?
    7 May 2012, 06:11 PM Reply Like
  • Traveler10
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    Right on. The cable tv business model is obsolete and needs a change. Apple can drive it. 95% of what is on cable is of no interest to me but I have to pay for it.
    9 May 2012, 09:12 AM Reply Like
  • Josh Krause
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    Well, technically the iPad was just a new take on the pocket PC or netbook without the keypad and a touch screen.

     

    Obviously it was actually much more than that but there is always that outside possibility that when Jobs said he figured out TV, he might have actually done it.

     

    Crazier things have happened.
    7 May 2012, 02:34 PM Reply Like
  • earlalbin
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    No it is not a pocket PC, NO!

     

    Way back, way back, way back Apple have the idea of a PDA, we're talking mid 80s when the IEEE adoped WiFi (801.11x).

     

    This vision became Newton & Newton is a cross between the iPhone & iPad.

     

    These are facts.
    7 May 2012, 02:59 PM Reply Like
  • shahzam
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    I am sure apple will innovate how you control the TV and it will be very flash, including all the features we rely on our iphones, ipads, and ipod touch devices including SIRI, Facetime, Mirroring, GameCenter.

     

    What would be great is when Apple is able to combine many sources of media into a single stream so that I as a user do not have to worry about channels any more and focus on what I would like to watch.

     

    I think the real king is integrating a virtual DVR (Cloud :-) into the game. Of course that means Apple can charge more without having to provide a DVR at each location. a Cloud based DVR can simply keep 1 single copy of a program no matter how many people have decided they like to view it.

     

    Most DVRs allow you to say you wish to watch new episods of say "The big bang theory" and further more, you can say record, HD version, New Episod, and any channel. Apple should take the concept of a channel and extend it wider such as YouTube, Itunes, even paid for services such as Hulu, Netflix.

     

    Add to the above, the Match capability so you can discover other programs you may not be aware of.

     

    Good luck apple...
    7 May 2012, 02:34 PM Reply Like
  • abavetta
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    My view is that the Apple iPanel should be a minimum of 70 inches. If Apple partners with Sharp (http://tinyurl.com/8xm...) that should not be a problem as Sharp already offers the best low price 70 inch set the LC-70LE73U. This would be a big risk potentially a big reward strategy on Apple's part.
    7 May 2012, 02:36 PM Reply Like
  • flabingo
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    I agree 100%. I have a 70" TV(DLP) and have learned that bigger is better for me. I also use my Slingbox with my New IPAD. It is awesome to have the ability to see all my content anywhere there is a high speed connection with a great picture. I have two hard drives connected to my DVRs with 2 gigs of storage with external hard drives. If Apple had a DVR with a similar capability I would buy immediately. Their recent growth has been mobile not being locked into a room. Once they connect the Cloud capability to the system, they will be by themselves.
    7 May 2012, 06:06 PM Reply Like
  • Stephen J Melnykevich
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    iPhones Replace Hole-Punchers on Amtrak: Conductors on Amtrak trains will soon replace traditional hole-punchers with iPhones when collecting passengers’ tickets, according to the New York Times. Training has been ongoing since November on selected train routes with iPhones that scan ticket bar-codes and record passenger information. The system will be rolled out nationwide by late summer, the Times said.
    7 May 2012, 02:41 PM Reply Like
  • bnizzle
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    The hole punching is faster I think, but I guess even Amtrak needs to find a reason to buy Apple products.
    8 May 2012, 12:37 PM Reply Like
  • Stephen J Melnykevich
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    I agree a hole puncher is faster, but I think in the long run time will be saved on determining number of passengers and recording fares.
    8 May 2012, 04:44 PM Reply Like
  • petermac51
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    Right, and that sound, snip, snip, is so annoying. Thanks again Apple!
    I"m buying Corning Glass.
    29 May 2012, 12:02 PM Reply Like
  • bimmerguy09
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    Samsung's LED Smart TVs tend to run north of $3k already, so if Apple gets anywhere in the ball-park they'll be competitive. Problem, I think, is that smart televisions are kind of a niche market, and the high cost of a single television makes an iPad look cheap by comparison.

     

    Still, a lot of people own i-Devices, all of which I would expect will in some way integrate with the iTV just as they do with the current Apple TV set-top box. The cool factor of using an iPod touch for a remote control and wirelessly adding a second screen to your iPad, iPhone, or Mac might be enough to help sell people up to it, though.

     

    My question is - how much will a 50" HDTV made from aluminum weigh? :)
    7 May 2012, 02:45 PM Reply Like
  • ebizexec
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    It's about he big picture, no pun intended. I'm surprised Apple hasn't come up with an car unit of some sort. I would buy the iTV if it integrated all my media, social, entertainment and productivity needs. Look out Cisco and Cirtix. This could be a great boon for Apple in the corporate conference rooms. Think big, think different.
    7 May 2012, 02:54 PM Reply Like
  • ebizexec
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    I think this is a great move. Think of all the enterprise conference rooms that are going to be streamlined. Corporate conference rooms are a nightmare. To get your stuff up and going s a nightmare. ITV will make it easy. Now think about the possibilities with consumers. I'm getting one.
    7 May 2012, 02:54 PM Reply Like
  • muoio
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    Terrific.....just what the world needs....another TV that happens to look like an AAPL monitor.

     

    This is nailing the coffin shut from the inside.

     

    Short AAPL

     

    Long T, VZ

     

    Do it now gang.....

     

    Good trading!
    7 May 2012, 02:55 PM Reply Like
  • thealct
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    Firstly we aren't the lemmings that will follow you off the cliff. You can do all of that by yourself.

     

    Think iphone first and then apps followed it, then came the ipad (bigger iphone), and more apps followed it, now think iTV (bigger iPad), and even more APPS will follow. We are all in the instant App, App, App world. Hint- its looks like a TV but not a "TV". Sure It can act like one but that not what it is for. They just call it that so customers are comfortable. just like "iphone" was not just a phone back then. Get it ?
    8 May 2012, 09:12 AM Reply Like
  • galaxy travels inc.
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    content is the key to all future viewing on no matter what device laptop ipad ipanel.....a hundred billion reasons aapl wins
    7 May 2012, 02:55 PM Reply Like
  • Dean Scarpinato
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    AAPL will one day computerize every aspect of our lives. The journey has only begun.
    7 May 2012, 03:00 PM Reply Like
  • bnizzle
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    A 5% market share of new TV purchases is probably all they are aiming for in 2013. Their trick is to never discount and to have people continue to buy.
    7 May 2012, 03:34 PM Reply Like
  • remurraymd
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    Wow just talk to Siri to change the channel no more hunting the remote and buying batteries. I am SO in just another part of Apple
    "design synergy" concept for life from the iPod to iPhone to iPad to iPanel TV and upgrades every few years we will be set. We love cinema design that is AWESOME news.APD
    7 May 2012, 03:41 PM Reply Like
  • rubicon59
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    Wow, what a surprise. Completely counter-intuitive. I was sure it was going to be a triangular shape!
    7 May 2012, 03:43 PM Reply Like
  • soldado
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    Its going to be the first 2k TV (using retina display IP) with a iDVR on cloud and direct subscription to the channel you want (No more MSO needed).
    You would have also 3D capabilities with direct purchase thru iTunes to the content generators (Studios, NFL, FIFA, etc)
    The only bootleneck is that new distribution is bandwith so it may use unique satellite downstream while upstream is thru ADSL/Fiber/etc actual internet providers.
    It going to be a blowing Steve Jobs heritage to all us.
    7 May 2012, 06:17 PM Reply Like
  • galaxy travels inc.
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    as all fund managers constantly suggest diversification of your portfolio is key......the larger the product line aapl integrates the less the one trick pony scenario plays out....
    8 May 2012, 01:45 AM Reply Like
  • thealct
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    Guys This isn't about Siri, or Facetime on TV. This is about the extending the current IOS relationship to our daily lives. iphone < -> iPad <-> iTV. The "change" is the we will forget the how we use the traditional TV (Guide, Remote, even local DVR aspect will be obsolete) Its all in the cloud !!

     

    Isn't it already evident on the ipad - MLB Player, ABC player and other APPS. You define/demand your own channels (Apps) not want the cable/dish force you in their "packages" and oh BTW you (read kids) can take it with you when not "home"
    8 May 2012, 09:26 AM Reply Like
  • johnofarizonaoregon
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    I'm glad we have waited to upgrade the television in our house... still using a CRT instead of a new flat screen model. This Apple tv is worth waiting for.
    9 May 2012, 01:36 PM Reply Like
  • supaflix
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    I am not a Apple fan but I am of the opinion that the cable TV market is clunky and out of date. It is impossible to navigate their channel guide, the DVR's a poorly responsive, and you have to purchase 100 useless channels to get the one channel you want. Talk about inefficiency.

     

    If Apple can bring a user-friendly 'revamping and efficiency' to the TV experience it would be more significant than their impact on the music industry. Everyone has a TV, not everyone listens to mp3's.
    23 May 2012, 02:56 PM Reply Like
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