Imagining The Apple Television
by Da'Von B.
Rumors have run rampant (I’ve personally stated it should come 2012/2013) about an Apple branded television and some analysts with a track record along with the WSJ have suggested that it’s coming and coming soon. As opposed to stating or pin-pointing a date in which this will be released lets imagine what the tv could consist of:The TV
The television itself could be typical with the Jony Ive touch that we’ve all come to appreciate, the size will likely range from 32″ to 55″ be in 1080P, likely an A6 or A7 quad-core ARM chip, 4-8 GB of RAM, and potentially 64-128GB SSD. The television will in all likely hood play apps and the storage will be needed for movies and television shows along with apps specifically for the main unit.
The specs of the main unit seems expected, the OS is what will be interesting and in all likelihood Apple will use iOS 6 or 7, something that will likely be baked into the next revision of OS X and compatible across all iOS devices. What’ll be in this OS is anyone’s guess but we’ll have to wait and see if this comes to fruition at all. Again this is for imaginative purposes only not based on fact or random “people familiar with the matter”.
This is where the interesting part comes in, the remote control, and I’m imagining a barebones iPod Touch something along the lines of 1GB of SSD storage, 1GB of RAM, and a 4″ screen. To go along with this I’m sure there will be apps for iOS devices as well (iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone) that will allow you to control the television in a universal manner.
I’ll look into sharing more as time goes by and we see hints of what Apple plans on doing in their future products but the guessing game will kick into overdrive once someone gets a whiff of what Apple’s component suppliers are working on.