Friday, June 24, 2011

Apple planning "Apple branded" TV next year: Analyst

An Apple branded television set could be arriving in 2012 according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. He has been talking about the possibility of this new Apple TV product since 2009, and he thinks that it is finally happening now. The introduction of iCloud will make it easier to share content among several iOS devices: "At first the only media iCloud will store is music and pictures" explained Munster, "but we believe that Apple may add movies and TV shows purchased or rented in iTunes to the iCloud service, which could be viewed on a TV." Apple has recently applied for patents that involve recording and browsing television, broadcast menus, a TV version of the dock overlay we see on Macs, and other DVRs

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