The Apple TV – a media extender for bringing iTunes video and music to a widescreen TV
We knew it was coming, and we knew most of the details. But it’s still intriguing to see what Steve Jobs and co. have come up with for the newly-redesigned Apple TV. It’s small, cheap, and built purely for streaming from the cloud.
It’s fair to say the Apple TV didn’t exactly fly off the shelves when it was first launched. After some good early buzz, as there is with any new Apple product, the Apple TV was designated nothing more than a hobby. Which implied Jobs had accepted defeat.
It’s hard to put a finger on why the original Apple TV failed. It was definitely too expensive, and maybe the mainstream market just wasn’t ready for a set-top box able to stream and download video content.
Apple is hoping things have changed now, however, and that the new Apple TV will take off in a big way.