iTV – Apple TV renascut


Apple TV a fost unul dintre produsele companiei care nu a reusit sa “cucereasca” lumea in aceeasi masura ca si smartphone-ul iPhone sau tableta iPad, insa Apple si-a regandit strategia in ceea ce priveste Apple TV si va lansa o versiune refacuta a acestuia. iTV. In esenta Apple TV este exact ceea ce ii spune numele, un ecran mare de televizor pe care puteti vedea filme in format HD descarcate prin intermediul iTunes. Noul iTV va rula iOS 4.1(probabil) si pe langa posibilitatea de a descarca filme va da(probabil) utilizatorilor si posibilitatea de a descarca si rula aplicatii. Practic va fi o “extensie” a iDevice-urilor si va functiona impreuna cu acestea, astfel ca veti putea trimite pe iTV poze, filme, orice continut media, apoi il veti putea vedea direct pe “marele ecran” al iTV.

Kevin Rose, fondatorul Digg, spune ca iTV va fi lansat in luna septembrie a acestui an si conform surselor sale va functiona cam asa :

  • iOS TV Applications: Expect to see an iPhone/Pad like marketplace for television applications. Video sharing/streaming/recording apps, interactive news apps, and of course games.
  • a la carte (app) stations: With Apple’s iAds, content producers (eg. ABC/NBC/etc.) can directly monetize and distribute their content. This will eventually destroy the television side of the cable and satellite industry, as your only requirement to access these on-demand stations will be an internet connection. Say goodbye to your monthly cable bill.
  • .Me Picture/Video sharing: At $99 your parents, grandparents, and friends will have an iTV.  Sharing pictures/videos from your iPhone will happen with the push of a button.  Imagine getting a notification of new family videos the next time you turn on your TV. My mom will love this feature.
  • The iPad will turn into one big badass remote control: The iPad will be the preferred input device for the iTV. You’ll be able to editing videos, control games, and extend the interactive television experience. Imagine watching monday night football on the TV while viewing/exploring other camera angles on the iPad.

Nu pot sa spun ca ma atrage acest iTV, insa pretul este destul de atragator deoarece se presupune ca Apple il va comercializa la doar 99$.