“Apple announced a long list of new products on Wednesday: A large iPad Pro, new iPhone models, and upgraded Apple TV,” Jason Cipriani writes for Fortune.
“The Apple TV is by far the most interesting out of the three newly announced products and opens up a new world of new possibilities for developers around the world,” Cipriani writes. “The small black box will still allow consumers to stream movies and TV shows from various content providers, but now gives developers the ability to create apps that run on the set-top box. Developers will also have the ability to sell TV apps or games through a dedicated App Store, similar to one found on iOS devices.”
“I was able to try out the new system for a few minutes, which included chatting with Siri (Apple’s digital assistant), and testing Apple TV’s new remote, which also doubled as a gamepad while playing Disney Infinity 3 Star Wars,” Cipriani writes. “The game required me to fly a spaceship on a mission where I was tasked with shooting at bad guys in different environments. I was able to steer my spaceship past several obstacles by tilting the remote. I expected a delay or lag between when I physically tilted the remote and when the fictional spaceship actually turned, but was surprised there was none.”
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MacDailyNews Take: In a few months, when developers have gotten ahold of this new Apple TV paradigm, you won’t have any trouble at all explaining to people why they need an Apple TV. More than likely, they’ll have finally stopped asking and already become Apple TV users, too!
And, by the time the hoi polloi figure out they wanted a 4K-capable Apple TV, Apple will have already released it.
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