Could YouTube be the killer-app for Apple?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s iTV?

by admin December 29, 2006 at 2:47 pm

With Macworld Expo just over a week away, many expect Apple CEO Steve Jobs to announce further details (and the availability) of the company’s yet to be released set-top-box, codenamed iTV. Powered by something similar to Apple’s Front Row media center software, the iTV is designed to get the media content that’s housed on a Mac (music, movies, and photos), streamed to the living room television. However, with its built-in wireless networking (suspected to be the faster 802.11n), why not bypass the Mac and have the iTV connect directly to the internet? Like the next generation consoles (Microsoft’s XBox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii) the Apple’s iTV is looking like the latest attempt at solving the ‘last 100 feet’ problem of how to deliver content from the internet into the living room.

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