Best Buy Survey Explores Apple HDTV
Details leaked this week about a Best Buy customer survey describing a hypothetical Apple HDTV. Although Best Buy has disowned the “iTV” speculation, fans can’t help but pick over the details.
The survey described a theoretical Apple HDTV, and then asked consumers questions gauging their interest in it. The description said the television would have the following features and functions:
42″ 1080p LED flat panel display Incorporates Apple’s operating system (iOS) found in its current Apple TV set top box which allows you to purchase and stream movies and other entertainment from the Internet Download and use apps from the App Store. Can you imagine playing Angry Birds on a big screen in your living room? Supports Apple’s new iCloud service for storing your movies, TV shows, and music content that you’ve purchased from iTunes and beam them to your Apple HDTV. Use your iPad or iPhone as a remote control, and do everything from controlling your TV, to purchasing new shows and swapping content between your Apple devices and the iCloud service. Built-in convenience with built in iSight camera and microphone for Skype. In addition to iTunes, stream content from popular sites such as Netflix, YouTube, and flickr. Available for $1499
But in a statement to Wired, Best Buy skirted the question of where these details came from, and why they put out the survey:
The customer survey was a routine offer effectiveness survey conducted by one of Best Buy’s research partners. Any brand reference was hypothetical. The survey is no longer available[.]
What do you think? Does Best Buy know something that we don’t? More importantly, would you buy that Apple TV?
[Source: The Verge]