Posts Tagged ‘Apple TV’


Apple’s Curious TV Plans

In Walter Issacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, he related a conversation with Jobs in which Steve says they [Apple] nailed what a true interactive TV experience should be in the way of UI, content and hardware. (My paraphrase) Although he …

by Tim Bajarin   |   August 6th, 2012

Apple TV and the Trojan Horse Strategy

Apple TV is one of the things I get asked quite a bit about during my industry analysis presentations. It seems that everyone out there wants to know what Apple has planned for the big screen. Although no …

by Ben Bajarin   |   April 20th, 2012
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Why Siri Won’t Go Beyond the iPhone–For Now

Since Apple launched the Siri app on the iPhone 4S last fall, there has been a widespread assumption that Siri’s voice-driven semantic search might soon find its way to other Apple products. At the top of everyone’s list was the …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   April 11th, 2012

The New iPad: Setting the Stage for Innovation

This morning Apple introduced a new iPad and with it has raised the bar for anyone creating a competitive tablet. The iPad, with its new Retina display that delivers 2048 X 1536 resolution, is clearly the highest definition tablet on …

by Tim Bajarin   |   March 7th, 2012

Why the TV Industry is Vulnerable To Apple

In 1992, while I was overseeing the largest multimedia computing show in NYC for a large publishing group, I was asked to meet with Sr. Executives of one of the major TV networks. In my opening comments at this show, …

by Tim Bajarin   |   March 5th, 2012

How Sony can beat Samsung and LG on Smart TV Interfaces

As I wrote last week, Samsung and LG are following Microsoft’s lead in future interfaces for the living room. Both Samsung and LG showed off future voice control and in Samsung’s case, far-field air gestures. Given what Samsung and LG …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   January 17th, 2012

Apple Will Re-Invent Television

There is re-invigorated conversation around Apple and its Apple TV efforts in light of Steve Jobs’s comments to Walter Isaacson that he has finally cracked the TV interface. And now again with recent Wall St Analysts voicing their conviction …

by Ben Bajarin   |   December 2nd, 2011

How Close Are We to Steve Jobs’s Apple TV Dream?

The latest edition of Jean-Louis Gassée’s always stimulating Monday Note takes a highly informative look at what Steve Jobs may have meant in this comment to biographer Walt Isaacson that he had “cracked” the TV user interface. A key, Gassée speculates, …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   November 7th, 2011

What It Will Take for Apple to Crack TV

Steve Jobs posthumously set off a new round of speculation about that perennial object of desire, the Apple television, by telling biographer Walter Isaacson: “I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use. It would …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   October 26th, 2011

How My iPad is Taking Over My TV

I have been enjoying the new AirPlay iPad and iPhone mirroring a little too much. Every since updating to iOS 5 on Apple TV, iPad, and iPhone, I have been using the AirPlay mirroring function every chance I …

by Ben Bajarin   |   October 20th, 2011

Why Content is the Biggest Roadblock for Apple TV

It appears as though the “Apple is making a TV” discussion is coming back around. Probably because of rumor reports that “sources in the know” are talking about a brand new product category.

Apple has a hobby business …

by Ben Bajarin   |   August 30th, 2011