Steve Jobs’ Biography confirms Apple is making a Smart HDTV
Steve Jobs’ long-awaited biography has recently hit store shelves and the Kindle eBook store a few days early, and naturally Apple fans and tech fiends everywhere are already reading it, looking out for any insights into Apple’s future plans.
One very interesting piece of information we’ve found in Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs regards Apple TV, and we’re not talking about the Apple TV streaming boxes that you can already buy. Apple is building their own brand of HDTV which will have Apple TV streaming capabilities and more.
“He very much wanted to do for television sets what he had done for computers, music players, and phones: make them simple and elegant,” Isaacson wrote.
Steve had spoken to Isaacson of his plans for an Apple TV: “I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,. It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud. No longer would users have to fiddle with complex remotes for DVD players and cable channels. It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.”
Steve Jobs reckoned he had cracked the code regarding an Apple branded HDTV. Does this mean he has laid out plans for a TV product that Apple can continue to develop?
We’ve always dreamt of an Apple HDTV. Just think how gorgeous their Cinema Display desktop monitors look, then add in the movie and TV streaming functionality of the Apple TV boxes on top of regular TV tuners and connectivity. Of course, you’d also have AirPlay connectivity for streaming music, videos and photos from an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to the TV wirelessly.
One last thing we’d love to see implemented into an Apple TV set would be Siri. Just imagine not needing a remote – being able to sit on your sofa and tell your TV to change the channel or start a recording – bliss!
What would you like to see from an Apple TV set?