The news that Apple and might be working with LG to produce an HDTV took us a little by surprise, as we assumed that they would work with another partner. However, in another twist there could be three new models, which could be with us in 7 months. Knowing how Apple will implement this is a question that we cannot answer just yet, but we know how the company likes to simplify things.
AppleInsider believes that the best way to see what Apple’s concept will be like is to compare the upcoming device to the Bose VideoWave. They too have simplified the experience, as both companies hate to see clutter. Although Bose is great at what they do, Apple is expected to improve on things even further – but we have come to expect this from them.
The reason for three models is because they want three price options, so this can appeal to people on different budgets. What is the point of offering a new HDTV if you only have one, and that price will be out of the league of at least 80 percent of consumers? We cannot be certain if such a project would go ahead, but if it does Apple could give their new HDTV devices 16 speakers to give you the feeling that you are actually there.
Bose is known for first-class designs with their products, but Apple could put the VideoWave to shame. We have seen over the years how Apple has taken the humble computer design and turned it on its head. Compare this to PCs, and they are still the ugly towers they have always been – well give or take one or two all-in-one systems.
These sort of rumors have been going on for a while now, and although Steve Jobs still said that Apple TV is still a hobby to them, you cannot help but think that they are up to something. The reason why Apple has not wanted to take their TV project past the hobby stage is because of too many issues that comes with trying to infiltrate the television market.
This is much tougher than the smartphone market, because you have many more rules and regulations to follow. This is something that Apple has always wanted to try to avoid – the question is have they now gone back on this? If Apple and LG was to get together, then what do you think the final design will look like?