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Apple TV - Could it be the next big thing?

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What is Apple TV?

Apple TV is a pretty neat device, which has a lot of potential to it.

I first bought an Apple TV 3rd generation couple of years ago, when it was too cumbersome to always connect my laptop to my TV to view something in a large screen. I was really fascinated by how you can just sit in a corner of the room and control the programs in your TV using your iPhone or iPad. The remote that comes with the Apple TV is good but not really great.
It's not just a device you can use for streaming content, you could also mirror your iDevice be it a Mac OS or iOS device and play games or make your TV your extended desktop all wireless by a simple selection.
This is 's one of the greatest hobby project for its consumers to keep them tightly integrated into the  ecosystem. It has evolved over the years from being just another device to a content heavy platform that delivers high-quality services.

How it could evolve?

I surely am waiting for  to come up with the iTV or whatever they would like to call it. Not sure if it is going to happen but would like to have the following features in either the long rumored iTV or the beloved Apple TV

  • ECHO like. 
    • This was a product released by Amazon in 2014, I am sure that SIRI could beat ALEXA in this game as its far much older and mature
  • LEAP MOTION like.
    • This is something which is a very nice to have but somehow I still didn't get used to the idea of waving at your TV for doing stuff
    • This is the big fish, if  could really do this right then I would pre-order it the day it's released to the market whatever the cost might be
These are not rumors, but just my thoughts on what could be the next best thing from that could excite us.

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