Recently the Digg founder Kevin Rose thinks the upcoming $99, iOS-powered Apple TV/iTV will change everything when it launches that September. We all hope that what kevin Rose has said about the upcoming updates will come true.
It seems iOS TV Applications expect to see an iPhone/Pad like marketplace for television applications like in video sharing/streaming/recording apps, interactive news apps and of course games.
A la carte (app) stations with Apple’s iAds are subject ed to matter concerning producers (eg. ABC/NBC/etc.) Where they can directly monetize and distribute their substance that will eventually destroy the television side of the cable and satellite industry and now as your only requirement to access these on-demand stations will be World Wide Web connection. You can say goodbye to your monthly cable bill.
Picture/Video sharing comes at $99 and your parents, grandparents, and friends will have an iTV. Sharing pictures/videos from your iPhone will happen with the push of a button. Imagine getting a notification of new family videos the next instance you turn on your TV. My mom will love that feature.
Now the iPad will be the preferred input device for the iTV. You’ll be able to editing videos, control games, and extend the interactive television experience. You can imagine watching Monday night football on the TV while viewing/exploring other camera angles on the iPad.
Rose has mixed history on Apple rumours where he nailed some big scoops by the years but he is been wrong earlier in more than one occasion and that can be, far out or far-fetched.