Apple just played their hand. An iMac with a remote control and home entertainment software. Why is no-one else talking about this? All the feeds I’m looking at right now are talking about the video iPod … fuck the video iPod, look out for the updates to Front Row, here comes the digital hub, and it’s going to be as easy to use as an Mac.
Update: Mr Gruber has his groove on, as usual.
The full-screen UI of Front Row is just begging to be hooked up to a TV. Begging. Now that there exists a “video iPod”, the next new “Apple has to be working on this” mega-rumor is going to revolve around how Apple plans to bring this Front Row UI to your TV. What’s interesting about this is that while Apple has a reputation for making spectacular announcements, their long-term strategy for a media entertainment platform is unfolding incrementally.