Rumors about Apple’s upcoming products are endless… All of them include something sensational in them... But this one is something special, with some sparkle of truth in it… It has been said that we’ll see the Apple Television soon, but nothing is officially confirmed yet.
This seems to be a television, not related to the existing apple TV set top box in any way. The rumor has been spread after the official release of Steve Jobs biography. The quote from the book says:
“He very much wanted to do for television sets what he had done for computers, music players, and phones: make them simple and elegant. I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,’ he told me. ‘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.”
That being said that the revamped apple TV sold 1 million units within its first 3 months of release. The question is: would that be enough for the company to make a bigger bet on the segment? But it is doubtless that if the product is produced, it will add billions of dollars to Apple’s 2012 revenues.
Although until the company show it off on stage, that’s all just flights of fun and fancy.