Oct. 5 marks the one-year anniversary of Steve Jobs' death. During that time, Apple has had some amazing successes and some spectacular failures.
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Too Soon To Grade: When, if ever, will the mythical Apple HDTV grace our living rooms? Jobs, in his conversations with biographer Walter Isaacson, said he had "finally cracked" one of life's great mysteries: How to make a TV user interface that's incredibly easy to use. The implication was that Apple's HDTV (and resulting ecosystem) might very well disrupt the pay TV business in much in the same way that iTunes shook up the music industry. More recent reports suggest Apple may be having a hard time convincing cable and satellite TV providers to blow up their bundle-based business model and let the smart folks in Cupertino run the user experience. So even if Jobs' vision for HDTV was insanely great, it may never see the light of day, at least not in its original form.
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