Reality Distortion Field Theory
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Apple News:Steve Jobs on Blu-Ray

Even though the AppleTV is a dismal failure, and DirectTV and ATSC are delivering more HD content every day than iTunes has since it's launch, iTunes has "won" the HD content distribution battle. Yes, folks, this is the reality distortion field at it's finest.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs was recently interviewed by CNBC's Jim Goldman and he had a few bold statements to make. For one he called rival Microsoft's Zune media player a "failure" as well as proclaiming that although Blu-ray may have won the format war over HD DVD it had most likely lost the HD content distribution battle.

Well, I agree the Zune is a failure.

Source: Betanews

SAN FRANCISO—High-definition television (HDTV) unit shipments are projected to grow from 97.1 million in 2007 to 241.2 million by 2012, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20 percent, according to a forecast from market research firm iSuppli Corp.

Source: EETimes

Steve Jobs was also recently quoted as saying the Blu-Ray licensing was a "bag of hurt". To paraphrase, it means that the licensing terms for Blu-Ray are just as or more expensive than similiar IP offerings from Apple.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Apple News:Apple Dress Forthcoming?

The technology is here, and Apple retail is sharper than your average couture boutique. Could an Apple dress be in the works? You heard it here first.
The Lumalive group at Philips Research is exploring the intersection between the company's LED business and the emerging market for wearable electronics. The group got its start when some early prototypes shown at the 2005 IFA conference in Berlin snagged interest.

Source: EE Times

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