Apple have so far commoditize whatever they went into. First it’s the record company. Then it’s the Telcos. Now they are trying to do that to the book publishers with the release of the iPAD.
The next frontier, cable TV?
Here is a good discussion that would stimulate your thoughts on whether Apple will succeed
Make no mistake: Apple is in the process of staging a coup. That’s what a very close look at the new Apple TV reveals. Despite its somewhat innocuous appearance and diminutive stature, it’s a weapon of war. The opponent? The entrenched cable and satellite TV service providers.
That’s not the surprise, though. Even just by introducing video purchases and rentals in iTunes, Apple was ostensibly taking aim at traditional means of TV distribution, so they’ve been contending with cable and satellite for quite a while now. The difference now is that the Apple TV could be the weapon that sways the balance overwhelmingly toward Apple’s side, guaranteeing the company victory.
Now, I don’t own one of the new Apple TVs. In fact, I went to great lengths to describe the reasons why I probably never would. But that was before a couple of things came to light:
- The Apple TV shows signs of supporting apps
- The extent to which AirPlay would be supported across apps became apparent
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