Apple keep talking about a tablet to be released
sometime soon. What i really want is an AppleTV – and i don’t mean the box that attaches to the TV. I want an actual TV created by Apple that’s an LCD or Plasma that runs OSX.
The levels of convergence would be ridiculous. You could use it as a Time Machine device to back up all your machines in your house. It could have a built in cable modem and airport so it could broadcast wireless everywhere. You’re basically converging Time Machine, Airport Express, the AppleTV box and adding a device that has a screen and processing power. The different models will vary by harddrive size.
The experience would be sick. The TV would, of course, have an App Store so people could make living room applications. This could be anything from a Party Playlist to Pictionary, or Charades. The remote could be an iPod or an iPhone.
Apple tried to integrate iTunes into Motorola phones (such as the Rockr) and found it to be such a horrible experience that they just built the entire stack and worked with a service provider (AT&T) for the iPhone. They’ve been doing the same with television. They have the AppleTV which is an add-on and can never get into the experience.
There are so many possibilities. Come on Steve Jobs. Make it happen