“Apple will release a television in 2013 for between $1,500 and $2,000, but it won’t instantly revolutionize the industry, says Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster,” Eric Mack reports for CNET. “You have to wonder how much time it takes to trim a hedge that big.”
“Munster says the content offerings on an Apple-branded set might not initially be that much different than that of the currently available Apple TV set-top box, but that within five years he would expect the company to push back against the current cable and satellite TV models and move toward more DVR in the cloud and unbundled channels that consumers can pick and choose,” Mack reports. “Just imagine how much smoother Thanksgiving will go with the ability to add Lifetime and the Golf Channel to your bill for just the month of November, keeping your more opinionated relatives occupied and away from each other’s throats.”
Mack reports, “Some other features Munster says to expect in his latest missive include Siri, compatibility with third-party devices and the ability to run apps and games. He also says to look for screen sizes in the 42- to 55-inch range.”
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