A majority of Apple fans are split on whether or not the company will release an HD TV in the future, there has certainly been no clear indications to suggest this is on the cards. Even the late great Steve Jobs was not sure about the desire for an Apple Television, contradicting himself on the matter.
On several of the occasions when the former Apple CEO was quizzed on the company delving into the television market in the past, plenty of mixed messages were given. Naturally Jobs would always be quite mysterious and secretive when talking about future products, however he stated a clear intent to create a TV and on a separate occasion passed the concept off as a terrible idea.
Jobs was quoted in Walter Isaacson’s biography as saying that he had finally cracked the idea and wanted to make a simple to use integrated TV set, which would sync with all of your devices and iCloud. According to Tech Radar the contradictory statement arises with Jobs branding TV as a “terrible business as they don’t turn over and the margins suck.”
Whilst this does sound like something Jobs would say it is possible that these were his feelings at the time, the statement about wanting the TV designed likely came after. Whether Jobs died with a desire for Apple to create a TV will always be unclear, it is down to the company to assess whether this is a viable venture and proceed accordingly.
Do you think Apple should create a TV or is it a market they do not need to enter in to?
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