Thursday, May 31, 2007
the truth about AppleTV
posted by sid @ 12:59 PM
Steve Jobs at the "All things Digital conference" announced the new youtube integration and bigger hard drive in the apple TV. Lets skip the first and analyze the second.
The first AppleTV comes with a 40gig hard drive, enough to store some stuff, the rest could be streamedfrom your Mac/PC. It was heavily critisized for its puny hard drive and high cost. In fact fortune magazine, generally pro Apple, flamed the product calling it a dud.
In his latest anouncement Steve announced that the new AppleTV will have a 160 gig drive. Now many might think of this as just more space to add more stuff, but really if the AppleTV can stream movies and music from your computer anytime why the need for such a massive buffer ?
The answer is HD.
Now what i think is that Apple has managed to convince some new studios to provide their fledging HD content via the itunes store. Sure, it'll be great on that 20inch iMac but you know what would be cool if the appleTV could store it... and 'lo behold, there is a new 160 gig model in the offing.... conincidence anyone?
Now we wont need that hugely expensive blu-ray player, just download on itunes and stream to the TV.
And if you ask me, AppleTV isnt finished here, what the youtube update tells us is that Apple will start rolling out new features soon, maybe Tivo like recording, direct itunes buying, IPTv... this product still has some legs.
more D updates soon..
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
posted by Admin Team @ 5:18 AM
On may 16th Engadget reported that they had recieved an internal apple email stating that the apple iPhone and Leopard had both been delayed three months each ( october and january respectively ).
Within 6 minutes approximately $4 Billion were wiped of from the apple stock. This confirmed but two things.
1. All stock brokers read digg and engadget.
2. Most stock brokers have no brains.
I've seen this before, within minutes of an apple rumor hitting the mill, stock tends to go up. In fact the stock went up during the Macworld keynote where the iPhone was revealed. They were all on macrumors reading what was happening behind the black curtains.
But other than that, it put a very real possibilty in prespective. Can a blog make so much money dissapear on such baseless facts and is it legal ? Shouldnt they atleast check it out once before posting, call a few people, comfirm the story ?
Obviously Apple's hyper active legal department isnt going to take this lying down, but then again engadget can always claim that the email came from the apple system, they had no reason to call the bluff !
This has opened a can of worms if you ask me, it could mean blogs being sued for anything they post and it could result in the loss of a lot more money. only time will tell...
courtesy : Google Finance, tech crunch