Featured Articles

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel has revealed an update to its CPU roadmap and some things have changed in 2015 and beyond. Let’s start with the…

More...
Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 08 December 2011 09:36

iMac to come with TV functionality?

Written by David Stellmack



Ahead of actual Apple HDTV


A blending of the iMac with TV functionality (ahead of an actual HDTV offering) is what one analyst believes will be Apple’s strategy. Brain Blair of Wedge Partners released a note suggesting that while he believes that an actual HDTV is in Apple’s future, the company will try an in-between step first.

What Blair thinks Apple will do is add TV functionality to the iMac product line with its refresh expected early this year. The iMac with TV support would offer most of the features of the current AppleTV box. while adding a tuner and additional streaming support.

Once Apple does move toward a dedicated HDTV model, look for the company to start with a smaller screen size and scale up to larger models. In addition, it is expected that the dedicated HDTV offering would integrate the existing AppleTV functionality from the stand-alone box directly into the set itself.

Rumors of a dedicated Apple TV have persisted for quite a while now, with the most interesting of these rumors suggesting that the Apple television product would make use of Apple’s Siri voice recognition technology to allow users to control their TV without a remote. The rumors have been further fueled by comments in the authorized Steve Jobs biography where he hints about a new product with the simplest interface you could imagine.

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments