Three sources tell Bloomberg that Apple (AAPL) is indeed working on the TV set Steve Jobs...

Three sources tell Bloomberg that Apple (AAPL) is indeed working on the TV set Steve Jobs dreamed of, and the project is being led by an engineer who helped create the iPod and iTunes. No word on what the "simplest user interface" Jobs discussed might be, but many speculate it involves Siri.

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  • Barry Crocker
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    So I have to wake up the kids or bother the neighbors to change the channel ? : )
    25 Oct 2011, 08:02 AM Reply Like
  • Tom B
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    It's getting to be that way, it seems!


    I can tell you, in my market -- a fairly decent sized metro area-- Red Box, and its crummy selection is the only video rental outlet left standing, cable is too expensive, Internet is too slow, broadcast signals are too weak, and my TV is covered with incompatible inputs. All in all, a pretty sorry state of affairs for a technolofy (TV) that's been around -- what-- 60 years or so? I'm skeptical Apple can fix it, though. Their Apple TV, last I checked, needed HDMI input, which is only found on newer TV's; this it's a non-starter.
    25 Oct 2011, 08:20 AM Reply Like
  • neurocog
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    Don't forget, though, that the TV itself will be nowhere near powerful enough to handle the language processing for the foreseeable future. It will need to rely on an internet connection to a server with massive power at its disposal. Apple will also want to keep it this way in order to harvest all that valuable data from its users. This is where Nuance (NUAN) speech processing tech comes in.


    Disclosure: I am long AAPL and NUAN.
    27 Oct 2011, 09:55 AM Reply Like
  • dunnhaupt
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    Never climb on the first bandwagon when a new product is paraded into the arena. A friend of mine bought the first cell phone for 1000 Dollars, and proudly wandered around with it. It was a big as a loaf of bread. Now they give you a cell phone for free if you buy a TV set.
    7 Feb 2012, 01:09 PM Reply Like
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