I'm really curious about the Apple TV Set coming out in Q2-Q3 2012.
Jobs said he "cracked" the secret to a successful Apple TV set and that it will have the simplest UI you could image.
Apple observers have been monitoring Apple TV talk at least in part because in the interviews that Walter Isaacson turned into a best-selling biography of the late Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder
made it clear
that the company thinks it has a path to success in the TV business.
Saying that he had "cracked" the secret to building a successful Apple TV set, Jobs told Isaacson, "It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine."
Why can't I have my own Favourites ? (one per family member).
Can't a 50 inch TV display 20 thumbnails at a time ?
Apple TV integrates with iCloud.
Robust sharing with all Apple devices ... ipad ipod iphone
ie. Easily view your pictures on the TV.
Recorded movies are saved to the cloud.
You'll be able to buy movies from Apple TV.
UI prediction: A channel's number will become "unimportant" in the UI.
Q: will it have a Microsoft Kinect type interface ?
Facebook / Twitter integration.
Will you be able to "watch TV" with someone elsewhere ? (ie. you can hear their voice)
Leverage the apps store again ?
I expect some cool interface that allows you to buy things *WHILE* watching the commercial, etc.
An apps store for video content (Think iTunes for video)(think pay per episode YouTube)
- people will drop 99 cents without thinking twice for an app on their iphone.
- I'd pay 99 cents in a heartbeat for getting a video about *EXACTLY* what I want.
----- I want to stop slicing my driver off the tee. [Buy]
- I think this will bring on a new generation of content producers.
- I won't even mention the sordid home grown content that will prosper.
- VideoChatting. FaceTime. will it integrate with Facebook
Other killer Apps: eHarmony for the TV.
I'll think up more predictions later.
Overall: Apple will make the TV a "Cloud + device" tool.