With the release of Steve Jobs' biography this week, it seems that the man's final desire was to build an Apple television.
His biographer, Walter Isaacson, wrote that Jobs had the idea of a simple interface cracked, but then told CNET that the product was not "close at all" and "very theoretical." This hasn't stopped analysts from leaping over each other to pinpoint the TV's launch date (late 2012? early 2013?) in some kind of "guess the number of jelly beans" competition, especially after the news that the creator of iTunes was heading up a team to produce it. Even the New York Times has chimed in today saying that it really is coming, honest.
But is a full-fledged Apple HDTV a good idea?… Read more