Everything We Know About Apple’s Secret HDTV On This Week’s CultCast

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Our source within Apple has seen their secret new HDTV, and my friends, you are in for a treat. In this episode of The CultCast, we’re going to tell you every juicy bit of info our source told us.

Plus, AT&T will soon be offering you family data plans, we’ll tell you what we know.

And three apps enter, but only one can rule them all — don’t miss our favorite apps of the week!

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Our Stories This Week

- Here’s how to get an 16GB iPad 2 direct from Apple for $304 (no link, you’ll have to listen!)

- This Guy Got 4 Magnets Implanted In His Wrist To Hold His iPod Nano [Video]

- Our Source Has Seen The Apple HDTV, Here’s What It Looks Like

- Apple Said To Be ‘Investigating’ Multi-User Support For iPad

- AT&T CEO: Family Data Sharing Plans Coming Soon

- Many Apps Enter, But Only One Can Reign Supreme – Here Are Our Favorite Apps Of The Week (no link you’ll have to listen!)

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  • Chris Stropki

    With all of the flagship stores opened / opening up in best buy, target, and wal-mart, it would be easy for apple to use these stores and their larger stockrooms to help sell an iTv with different models. Seems like allowing these stores to sell apple products will turn out to be quite “convenient” for the tv.

  • ApplePr0n

    This will be interesting to see how this unfolds. I hope they really revolutionize the market similiar to the iPhone, iPad and iPod

  • Tallest_Skil

    This goes one of two ways:

    Apple doesn’t release an HDTV. Common sense prevails. Everyone who said they would looks like an idiot.
    Apple releases an HDTV. They lose tens of billions in cash and hundreds of billions in valuation.
    EDIT: Why do I have to reset my password every single time I come to this site?! Get it together over there.
  • Buster

    This goes one of two ways:

    Apple doesn’t release an HDTV. Common sense prevails. Everyone who said they would looks like an idiot.
    Apple releases an HDTV. They lose tens of billions in cash and hundreds of billions in valuation.
    EDIT: Why do I have to reset my password every single time I come to this site?! Get it together over there.

    Hi Tallest_Skil, 
    Not sure why you would have to reset your password for anything on the site. Only thing you have to log in for are comments, and that is controlled through Vanilla Forums. As far as I know there have been no other complaints about password resets, but if you send us an email we’ll try to look into it for you.
  • Matthew Gonzales Landry

    This goes one of two ways:

    Apple doesn’t release an HDTV. Common sense prevails. Everyone who said they would looks like an idiot.
    Apple releases an HDTV. They lose tens of billions in cash and hundreds of billions in valuation.
    EDIT: Why do I have to reset my password every single time I come to this site?! Get it together over there.

    Because when you clear your cookies from all the porn-watching.

  • Tallest_Skil

    Hey, thanks for the reply!

    I dunno, it worked now. Maybe it’s just sessions between cache purges or between OS boots. I’ll have to check into it later, I guess.
  • Tallest_Skil

    Because when you clear your cookies from all the porn-watching.

    Which I never do. That’s to both, by the way.

  • ves

    Apple is buying German HDTV manufacturer Loewe. And I don’t believe that they will lose millions. They will make millions!

  • drblank

    I just looked at tear downs of Apple’s Thunderbolt screen and Samsung’s ES8000 TV which is Samsung’s flagship.  Personally, I think Apple does a better job with design and quality of the components.  Now, the case design of what Apple does vs Samsung is one uses a cheap case and the other uses a more expensive case.  Apple will probably a better built and better looking product, and in terms of picture quality..  Now, in terms of ease of use for computing functions and user interface, Apple is King in that area, so I would expect a much easier to use interface.

    Apple may find a need to put Thunderbolt technology since they use that in their computers for connecting to displays and hard drives (because they can be daisy chained and hot swappable)  Just a suspicion.  They may not give you as many HDMI ports because quite frankly, most people that are going to connect more than 2 HDMI devices are going to use a receiver that does audio and video switching for people with large home theater systems.  And because Apple users will be typically using iPhones and iPads as their media source via WiFi.
    Apple wants their product to functionally superior and to also have better styling and they always seem to do things differently in terms of coming up with some thing useful and cool.  They also like to be superior quality.  B&O and Loewe, in terms of styling are the two biggies in this area.  Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, etc. try, but for some reason, they just do a cheaper job.
    I see Apple having their product priced in the same range as the Samsung ES flagship models.  And they might be able to use less chips and smaller mother boards for the computer section of the TV.  Just a hunch.  Apple MIGHT, not sure, but they might have two levels of TVs.  One with less functionality more of a basic iTV version and the other with more computer like abilities.  Kind of like the difference between sticking an iTV inside a TV set and the other sticking more like an iPad or a Mac Mini inside a TV set. Something along those lines.  But that’s just an suspicion.
  • That_Dan_Person

    I would not be interested in a Apple built TV for two reasons. 1) I just upgraded to the new Apple TV. 2) I only just bought my TV 9 months ago. If Apple though made a Apple TV box with a 3 digital HD tuner and a 500gb HD I would buy.

  • pete86

    if it actually looks like the picture above i’d be disappointed, it’d expect something better designed, saying that i’d probably still buy it. 

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