The buzz surrounding Apple’s iPhone drowned almost any buzz over AppleTV.
Based on what you know now, having viewed the AppleTV demonstration, having seen it in action in the Apple Store, do you plan to buy an AppleTV? If not within six months, when? If not, why not? Take the Mac360 poll below.
I do not remember the last time Apple stirred up this much noise over a product introduction. I’m surprised there’s not a 24-hour iPhone Channel on cable TV.
Missing from much of the early noise over Apple’s product introductions is buzz or noise over AppleTV; either the first version or the more capable second version. I went back and looked at the last two QuickTime demonstrations of AppleTV
What I saw during the AppleTV demo was an attractive product, that, like iPhone offers much but raises more questions than it answers.
In short, AppleTV synchronizes with your Mac or Windows PC’s iTunes and plays what’s in iTunes on your TV. If you have movies, TV shows, Podcasts, music, your own movies, ripped DVDs, and so on, you can watch and listen to it all on your widescreen TV. You can rent movies, too.
At first, AppleTV just sounds way cool and $229 seems a modest price to get started. The demo of the updated version of AppleTV is impressive, though it lacks a major feature most of us want.
Then the questions and criticisms began. Where’s the video recorder? Why can’t I add an external hard drive?
You get the idea. All the AppleTV noise, both the first version and the latest version, was overshadowed by the hysteria over the iPhone.
Taking into consideration all you’ve read and heard about AppleTV, including the QuickTime movie of Steve Jobs keynote presentation of AppleTV, ask yourself if you’re planning to buy one?
Or, will you wait? If so, how long will you wait? Inquiring minds want to know.
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