“Before his death, Steve Jobs gave biographer Walter Isaacson his views on such a product: ‘I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use. It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud. It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it,'” Michael Comeau writes for Minyanville. “The phrase ‘I finally cracked it’ can’t be ignored — this thing is coming.”
Apple’s “entry into the television set market will actually be far easier than the company’s initial efforts in smartphones and tablets,” Comeau writes. “In fact, iTV will be the easiest money Apple’s ever made.”
“First of all, the TV market is huge, so there’s less uncertainty regarding potential market size than there was with smartphones and tablets when the iPhone and iPad were introduced,” Comeau writes. “Second, Apple has a ton of experience in making displays, including its popular Cinema models and the ones in its iMacs. So there’s no obvious technological hurdle. Surely Jonathan Ive can handle a TV tuner.”
“Third, the competition is just aching to be ripped apart,” Comeau writes. “And finally, unlike smartphones and 3G-enabled tablets, television sets do not require entanglements with telecom carriers.”
Much more in the full article here.