This is one of those perennial rumors that keeps poking its head above ground just enough to get people excited. It is in many ways an apparition, but so far nothing substantial has materialized. However, we may have gotten our biggest hint yet that, yes, an Apple HDTV might really be coming to a living room near you.
An article in the Washington Post revealed a few key passages from the new Steve Jobs biography, written by Walter Isaacson, in which the former Apple CEO describes his thoughts on the mystery project:
[Jobs] very much wanted to do for television sets what he had done for computers, music players, and phones: make them simple and elegant, Isaacson wrote.
Isaacson continued: I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use, he told me. It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud. No longer would users have to fiddle with complex remotes for DVD players and cable channels. It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.
The comments alone don’t confirm any such project is in the pipeline, however, you have to think that if any company could create such an experience, it would be Apple. The Cupertino-based company has become a huge force in the consumer technology industry, exceeding expectations time and time again, so it’s not hard to imagine Steve Jobs dreaming of projects beyond the iPod, iPad and iPhone product lineup.
Once the biography hits on Monday we’ll hopefully get a better understanding of what exactly Jobs meant and what we might expect in Apple’s future. For now, let’s all keep our eyes and ears peeled for any further Apple HDTV goodness. iPad 3, iPhone 5, Apple HDTV? 2012 may turn out to be Apple’s best year yet.
[Source: Washington Post]