New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

Summary: The new Steve Jobs biography doesn't come out until tomorrow, but media outlets have already scooped up copies and are reporting on its content. For instance, the Washington Post has run an article recounting author Walter Isaacson's conversations with Steve Jobs about an Apple television set.

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The new Steve Jobs biography doesn't come out until tomorrow, but media outlets have already scooped up copies and are reporting on its content. For instance, the Washington Post has run an article recounting author Walter Isaacson's conversations with Steve Jobs about an Apple television set.

There's been intense speculation that there are plans for Apple TV to become a real Apple TV -- not just a set-top box -- and it appears that speculation has more than a kernel of truth to it. According to Isaacson, Jobs said that he "finally cracked" a way to make an Apple television with an interface simple enough for his liking, one that would integrate with the company's new iCloud service.

The Post asks if Jobs' plan might include cutting out pay-TV providers as part of that simplified user experience, though the Jobs quote cited says that the Apple television would be "be seamlessly synced with all of your devices." While Jobs would probably have loved to disrupt the cable industry the way he did the music industry, there are a host of reasons that it would be a much tougher battle (one of them being that companies are wise to the way Jobs thoroughly disrupted the music industry).

Pundits will continue to debate what type of TV Apple will eventually release -- a big, expensive one or a smaller one better suited for a kitchen -- but it's increasingly clear that there will be an Apple television in our futures, thanks to Jobs.

[Via Business Insider]

Topics: Hardware, Apple, Mobility

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  • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

    OMG! An Apple TV!!!! :O Runs to the Apple store...
    xpect
  • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

    just like Apple came in at the high-end with the iPhone --

    Apple will likely disrupt and enter the market with a 4K Television in 2012
    mikestream
    • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

      @mikestream Some fools will actually buy it as they buy all of Apple's overpriced hardware simply because it is color coordinated with the rest of the set. :P
      balsover
      • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

        @balsover<br>Apple hardware is not overpriced, and if you look at similarly speced hardware, you will NOT be able to find a machine more than a hundred dollars or so different in price. Please feel free to post exceptions, so that your failure to properly understand hardware specs can be evinced.
        .DeusExMachina.
  • Maybe inevitable, but necessary immediately soon

    It might be next year or years from now, since TV is more complicated than just an UI.
    DDERSSS
    • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

      @DeRSSS I think if they can manage to jam the level of tech into a the small space which we call an iPhone that they will be just fine operating with the space which is a TV.
      Nicholask71
  • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

    And it will only come in one size because that is the perfect size and if you don't like it you're viewing it wrong.
    Ididar
    • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

      @Ididar
      :D
      Ram U
    • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

      @Ididar And then they would sell in millions and it would be the perfect size for the millions... Then some geeks will start whining that they cannot tinker the system, expand the screen size, the processor, memory, etc
      browser.
      • Also, 'no physical keyboard and stylus' will be necessary mantra

        @browser
        DDERSSS
    • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

      @Ididar no, if you don't like it you can buy a Samsung, Sony or some other make.
      Nicholask71
      • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

        @Nicholask71 You're kind of missing the point. But... it's all good.
        csteinola
      • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

        @Nicholask71

        No, he's not. The joke is just dumb.
        .DeusExMachina.
  • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

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    sdfgklryj
  • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

    Ease of use. 3D TV without glasses programs loaded from Itunes.
    edkollin
  • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

    [i]it???s increasingly clear that there will be an Apple television in our futures[/i]

    Uh, no. Not in my future there isn't.
    Hallowed are the Ori
    • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

      @Hallowed are the Ori
      You don't get to pick your reality. If Apple comes out with a TV, it will be in our collective future, whether you buy it or not.
      .DeusExMachina.
  • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

    If Jobs wanted Apple to get into TV bigtime, then Apple should equip iPhones with the mobile DTV ATSC m/h chip, which would give users free access to over the air broadcast TV stations nationwide. Such move would keep iPhone #1 while revitalizing the broadcast TV business. Pass it on...
    scrivenerNP
  • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

    Great Steve Jobs gave his life to be able to finish new revolutionary TV.
    trile
  • RE: New Steve Jobs bio suggests an Apple HDTV is inevitable

    Apple's run is over because Jobs was Apple. His minions will continue following instructions that he left behind but once that guidance is used up the company will fall from grace because nobody there knows how to tie their shoes without instructions from the master.
    balsover