Mobile // Mobile Devices
Commentary
1/30/2014
09:06 AM
Michael Endler
Michael Endler
Commentary
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail

Apple TV Refresh: 9 Wishes

Signs indicate Apple is prepping a new Apple TV. Here's how Apple can make its media player a winner.

Following recent changes, Apple now features Apple TV more prominently in its online store.
Following recent changes, Apple now features Apple TV more prominently in its online store.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Kristin Burnham
50%
50%
Kristin Burnham,
User Rank: Author
1/31/2014 | 1:12:46 PM
Siri
I'd favor Siri integration over motion controls. Then again, using a remote to navigate Apple TV really isn't that difficult.
Thomas Claburn
50%
50%
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Author
1/30/2014 | 4:27:30 PM
Re: Also ran
I don't see any reason why Apple would want to sell a TV rather than equipment that plugs into the TV. TVs sell for a significant sum but tend not to be replaced very often. People are much more willing to throw $99 or so every few years at some accessory to gain access to new capabilities. The one scenario that might be appealing to the company would be making a TV no one else could connect to without Apple permission...but I doubt consumers would go for that.
msebzdat4p01
50%
50%
msebzdat4p01,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/30/2014 | 2:58:40 PM
Also ran
Could Apple really create a TV that would distinguish itself from the rest of the field?
Lorna Garey
50%
50%
Lorna Garey,
User Rank: Author
1/30/2014 | 10:22:45 AM
Cable companies?
Michael, A big wild card seems to be the cable companies. Ordering stations a la carte would be fabulous, but would gut the Comcast et al business model. If Apple could make a deal with the cable companies or better yet, figure out a way to bypass them (Aereo?) now THAT would be a game changer.
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Among 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest - July 22, 2014
Sophisticated attacks demand real-time risk management and continuous monitoring. Here's how federal agencies are meeting that challenge.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.