Kevin Rose (founder of Digg) makes some interesting predictions for the upcoming rev to AppleTV, soon to be called iTV. My initial reaction is, if he's right:
- Price Point is consumer friendly at $99 (they'll sell a lot!)
- Sharing Pics and Videos has been something Apple tried to do in the past, but it required the recipient to have a Mac.
- Allowing (but not requiring) the iPad to be a über remote
- Ala cart shows allowing TV producers to get revenue through Apple's new iAds.
- No metion of gaming (boo)
I think I might make the leap to iTV if even half of this is true (including the new price of course).
So how many Mobile Operating Systems can the market support. It used to be that each phone manufacturer built their own or modified someone else's. They were built for calling people and storing contacts. Pretty simple stuff.
Then came the ”Smart Phone”
The smart phone was "smarter" right? It allowed you to sync your phone to your computer. The smart phone could allow you to do e-mail, surf the web and most of all text messaging was born. When Apple's iPhone hit the scene add music and movie playback to that list, as well as storing photo. The phone was morphing into a mini computer, one that had to work with your desktop or laptop. That's where the iOS has excelled and Android is trying to do the same.