“Speaking yesterday at Business Insider’s Ignition: Future of Media conference, Munster said, according to the blog, that Apple thinks customers want an all-in-one television that isn’t tied down to external boxes,” Reisinger reports. “But in order to deliver that, Munster says, Apple will charge a steep premium for its television. According to Business Insider, Munster said that if a given television costs $800, Apple’s alternative will set customers back $1,600–twice as much.”
Reisinger reports, “What will consumers get for that premium? According to Munster, Apple will offer a range of screen sizes to appeal to many different consumer needs. Munster also believes the television will come with Siri support, allowing users to control their television with their voices. And in addition to iCloud integration, Munster expects the television to also be controllable from an iPhone or iPad… he told attendees at Ignition yesterday to wait until Apple unveils its television before they buy their next HDTV.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Just like those rumored Apple “slates” that were supposed to start at $1000. Is the expectations game begin played ahead of launch? If we had to bet, we’d bet yes. And, we echo Munster’s advice: Wait a bit before you buy your next HDTV.