“What do people imagine will happen to the Apple TV? They imagine it will be renamed the iTV and run iOS, the same OS that runs the iPad, the iPhone and the iPod touch,” Seibold writes. “The benefits of such a change are immediately obvious. Apple will sell more apps, people already know how to use iOS so there is no learning curve and Apple can make everything more integrated. The idea is perfection encapsulated, a no brainer, the easiest move in the world, right?”
Seibold writes, “How do you use any of the apps? How do you fire up, say, the Weather app? In iOS you touch it. Chances are your TV doesn’t have a touch sensitive screen. So you can’t launch the app by touching it… In short, expecting Apple to come up with some kludge to make a remote act like your finger on your non-touch screen TV is too much to ask.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Devil’s Advocate disclaimer: Apple iTV requires Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch or optional Apple iTV Multi-Touch Remote for iTunes App Store app use. iTV works best with iPad, but also works well with an iPhone, iPod touch or Apple iTV Multi-Touch Remote (sold separately).