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  • Tundraboy, That is some nice analysis. Not sure I can disagree. Also not sure I can not not rip that idea off. Maybe you could not read for a few weeks?
    Chris Seibold had this to say on Mar 14, 2011 Posts: 354
    Apple's Strength: It Isn't Scared of Apple
  • you're right Raycon, thanks for the catch
    Chris Seibold had this to say on Dec 15, 2010 Posts: 354
    Eleven Apple Predictions for 2011
  • excellent point doogald.
    Chris Seibold had this to say on Nov 13, 2010 Posts: 354
    Is Ballmer Getting a Raw Deal?
  • @tundraboy I'm sure there is something Apple could buy and make a huge splash but I am skeptical that any of the commonly companies are one of them. I think your guesses actually make more sense. @Howard Well that makes a lot of sense but Steve seems diametrically opposed to the idea of dividends. The last time I recall him publicly asked about dividends it was at a share holder meeting where some one in the audience said: "You're not planning on a dividend right?" and the response was: "You've got that right" Not that Steve is oblivious to shareholders but he's sees the cash as belonging to Apple and expects investors to get there gains by the increasing value of the stock. It makes sense, the more cash Apple has the more the stock goes up (in theory anyway) but if the stock stalls I'd expect people to start clamoring for a dividend.
    Chris Seibold had this to say on Oct 29, 2010 Posts: 354
    Apple Buying Something Big? How UnAppleish
  • To be honest I also chose Ohio State over Eastern Michigan
    Chris Seibold had this to say on Sep 28, 2010 Posts: 354
    Is an iOS Netbook in the Works?
  • Thanks Khurt and Ray.
    Chris Seibold had this to say on Sep 13, 2010 Posts: 354
    The iPhone Funeral Won't Save the Windows 7 Phone
  • fantastic stuff dieseldragon! Seeing that on someone's computer really cracks me up. Now make it go away before it causes you permanent blindness!
  • My suspicion is based on the fact that I just tried it. But after your comment I am rethinking this. Buy the time I started the download and made it to my TV. Plugged in the Apple TV (those things run warm so I leave mine off) and got everything going there is a good chance that it was already downloaded. So, I am not so sure now. Next time I want to see a movie I'll try it again to know for sure. On the iOS thing, well, this is getting pretty esoteric. iOS is a version of OS X designed with touch in mind. But still a subset of OS X. I just don't see anyway that the Apple TV ever runs iOS. On the other hand, with a broad enough definition you could argue that iOS powers the Apple TV. For me, I'll stick to the iOS runs a touch based interface for my definition. In the end, I suspect iOS is more a marketing convention than any meaningful delineation in the spectrum of OSes that is rapidly becoming Apple produced OSes.
    Chris Seibold had this to say on Sep 05, 2010 Posts: 354
    Hardware at Apple's September Event
  • I think you can still buy movies on your Mac (or PC) and I suspect that you can stream it while you are downloading it to your Mac if you have enough bandwidth. As for the iOS at the base, I doubt it. But the levels are pretty abstract here. iOS is a version of OS X optimized for touch. On the other hand, the Apple TV uses the A4 processor so iOS would be a good starting, just peel back a few layers. Either way, until it can run apps that, say, an iPad can run it isn't really iOS. Steve has left the possibility of third party apps coming to the Apple TV open so that is interesting. Once the market is bigger I'd like to see what developers could do with it.
    Chris Seibold had this to say on Sep 02, 2010 Posts: 354
    Hardware at Apple's September Event
  • I see what yopu're saying swiller, all the iOS developers can now be iTV too and that's worked out pretty well for Apple so why not? But there is a substantial difference between developing an App that runs on a touch device and one that runs iTV simply because the way you are forced to interact is vastly different. While I think greater integration between the iPhone and Apple TV would be cool (I guess, the remote app is pretty great already though I 'm sure Apple could add a lot to it) the idea of iOS on the Apple TV just doesn't seem to be a huge benefit. Certainly Apple could open up development for the Apple TV and get third party programmers developing nifty apps for the Apple TV but there isn't a huge installed user base like the iPhone to instantly motivate people to jump on in. Though it isn't a bad idea at all, some of the most compelling reasons to buy an iPhone are third party software products, third party software products for the Apple TV would be welcome. I'm not trying to say that Apple won't get more integration going, or that Apple shouldn't get more integration going, I'm just saying that a) you won't need iOS to do it and b) iOS isn't a good fit for the Apple TV. Apple can come up with some version of OS X that fits the Apple TV perfectly and expands the devices ability without having to resort to iOS. Of course, Apple already does this. The company uses a version of OS X to run the olden style iPods (nano, classic, shuffle) a version of OS X for the touch devices (iOS), a version for the Apple TV and, of course, versions for full blown computers. iOS isn't the solution for every device.
    Chris Seibold had this to say on Aug 27, 2010 Posts: 354
    iOS on an Apple TV? A VERY Bad Idea
  • No need for apologies swiller, I appreciate you taking the time to comment. I do imagine when Apple gets around to updating the AppleTV it will be substantial and likely great (At least I hope so). I don't imagine it will be based on iOS or run iOS apps. There just doesn't seem to be a substantial benefit to doing so.
    Chris Seibold had this to say on Aug 27, 2010 Posts: 354
    iOS on an Apple TV? A VERY Bad Idea
  • Techlectics, You can already use an iPhone as a remote so where is the gain by putting iOS on the Apple TV? Imagine playing Text Twist on your 60" TV. You control it with you Magic Trackpad, how do you know where your finger is on the screen? You'll need some sort of indication where your finger is hovering. Perhaps a shadow or tiny hand like a wiimote, right? You know what that is called? A cursor. Congrats on the 11 year old sun by the way, I didn't realize fusion technology had come so far.
    Chris Seibold had this to say on Aug 27, 2010 Posts: 354
    iOS on an Apple TV? A VERY Bad Idea
  • Swiller, I have an Apple TV and the remote app. It is fantastic but I'm not seeing how iOS on the Apple TV would make it any better. As for amount of research done about Apple I think I've probably done my share. I think I wrote a 600 odd page book about hacking everything from the Apple TV to the iPhone...
    Chris Seibold had this to say on Aug 27, 2010 Posts: 354
    iOS on an Apple TV? A VERY Bad Idea
  • So Alfiejr you envision the Appl eTV as some sort of iPod/iPhone accessory? Where it is necessary to own an iPod touch or an iPad or an iPhone to use it? I suppose it is possible... But then what's the point of putting iOS on the AppleTV. You can't run any apps from your Apple TV cause you have to use your iPhone to interact with it and you might as well run the apps on your iPhone. One supposes the iTV (which I bet won't show up) could just be an iPod touch that hooks to your TV but that's not really an iTV that's an iPod touch with a dock. And surely, if any company can pull off such a feat it would be Apple. That said, cramming iOS onto the Apple TV doesn't really help anything.
    Chris Seibold had this to say on Aug 27, 2010 Posts: 354
    iOS on an Apple TV? A VERY Bad Idea
  • I don't hate iChat AV, I use it all the time. Especially for troubleshooting other folks computers, there is nothing better than screen sharing for that. FaceTime is nifty but it won't be a revolution because the underlying desire to make video calls just isn't there, too much trouble. iChat AV is very easy to use so one would've imagined everyone talking on their computer face to face. HAsn't happened.
    Chris Seibold had this to say on Jun 11, 2010 Posts: 354
    FaceTime? Try Rehashed Pea Salad