Apple will be releasing a revamped/renamed version of their ‘Apple TV’ set-top box, called ‘iTV’ in September. The box will run the Apple iOS and be priced around $99.
- iOS TV Applications: Expect to see an iPhone/Pad like marketplace for television applications. Video sharing/streaming/recording apps, interactive news apps, and of course games.
- a la carte (app) stations: With Apple’s iAds, content producers (eg. ABC/NBC/etc.) can directly monetize and distribute their content.
- MobileMe Picture/Video sharing: At $99 will have an iTV. Sharing pictures/videos from iPhone will happen with push of a button.
- iPad will turn into one big badass remote control: The iPad will be preferred input device for iTV. You’ll be able to edit videos, control games, and extend the interactive television experience. Imagine watching monday night football on the TV while viewing/exploring other camera angles on the iPad.