Why Apple Will Make an iTV!

Rumors of an iTV have been nothing short of plentiful in the last year. Many blogs across the net, Apple related and non Apple related, have weighed in on the concept of an iTV like Boy Genius Report, Engadget, and PCMag. For the most part these have all been just rumor talks and speculations as to if and when Apple will release an iTV. But thats not what I want to talk about today. No, I want to focus in on why Apple should and will release an iTV:

A mock-up of a iTV, looks very believable.

  • Apple already has an Apple TV, they have an eye on TV and know they can do it better. Apple has always striven to revolutionize daily lives such as the Mac, followed by the iPod, the iPhone, and now iPad. Adding a TV to that mix makes sense. 
  • People buy TV’s usually every 2-4 years depending on several circumstances. This falls right into the yearly, or every other year update that Apple likes to achieve with their products. Beyond that, Apple has the mobile software to make internet TV’s of today look like a giant joke. Yes, TV’s are always changing, but a 1080p, 120 htz HDTV with a great OS that actually works can and will last longer than just a few months. If Apple does it right, they could take the TV to a whole new level.
  • Speaking about terrible UI on Internet TV’s, has anyone ever really wanted to use them? Seriously, they are slow, clunky, ugly, and unusable. Samsung has done a great job with a newer OS adding Skype and a Xbox Kinect like gestures. This is what I believe Apple could do, but better and here is how. They add a modified version of iOS with FaceTime, Weather, Stocks, iMessage, and Mail all controlled by Siri, hand gestures, or using Air Play on any mobile iOS device as a remote to send messages, play content, or game. 

I believe Apple is in fact working on an iTV that will take a TV and make it the central hub of communication and entertainment that will change how we look at TV’s. The potential for an iTV to replace Apple TV and expand even further into the Market makes this a very smart prediction. However, only time will tell if Apple will indeed ever release an iTV. We will certainly know more after this years WWDC. Well thats all I have folks, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and on Facebook. Peace Apple Nation!

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Google Chrome on iOS Will Be a Flop

Options for web browsing isn’t something exactly new. For computers and most smartphones alike, the options for web browsing are abundant. Even for the exclusive App Store for Apple’s iOS devices one can find several options for web browsing including web browsers with Flash Player built in. For the most part these apps work great and are in a certain light, “Successful,” despite Apple making it difficult to choose another web browser completely. However, if the long anticipated Google Chrome does eventually make it to Apple’s iOS App Store, the web browser will be no different than the average app, maybe even worse, here’s two reason’s why:

Google Chrome on iOS.
  1. Although different Web browsers do different tasks and have different features on Desktops, Laptops, and even Tablets. On iOS, the whole OS is so restricted specific and unique features for a web browser are instantly nullified, making Chrome just another face in the crowd browser. Because of this, the highly anticipated Google Chrome would make a big splash initially, but fade extremely quickly, much like good ol’ Google+.
  2. Poking fun at a someone is never right, but in this case it actually is. Think back to Google’s latest iOS apps such as Google+ and Gmail, think long and hard if you can’t recall your experience. If you had a great and positive experience, then you my friend are one lucky person because many of us including myself had one issue after another just attempting to use Google’s iOS apps. These apps were so bad, both were eventually pulled “temporarily” to fix issues because they were so awful. Actually, the crappy apps reminded me of Android…..hahaha jk. In all seriousness, if they can’t even make Gmail work on a consistant basis, what makes you think they could make a web browser on iOS work? Even if Chrome did work, more than likely I would still use the much snappier Safari.
Although it sounds like I’m bashing and hating on Google and Google Chrome. While it looks like it, I really am not, I use Chrome on my MacBook Pro everyday including while I write this post. However, I have serious doubts to the quality and functionality to the potential Chrome app. But if this App does drop, you can find the whole review right here when and if it does drop. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @AppleGuesser and Facebook @Guessing The Apple. Peace Apple Nation!

OS X Mountain Lion, What I Love So Far

Earlier this year I had written an article called “Two things I hate about OS X Lion,” and for the most part I have loved everything about OS X Lion. But I have stumbled across multiple sources reporting having a preview to OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 with all kinds of really amazing features. These features take a few pointers from iOS. And when I a few pointers, holy crap OS X takes some pointers. Things like GameCenter, Reminders, Notes, and Messages are just a few of the iOS features coming to Mountain Lion and all these features are incredible. Not only are they incredible and incredibly useful, they are necessary on a Mac.

OS X Mountain Lion Preview

But lets not focus on the features as most of you guys already know what these features are all about. What needs to be focused on is how huge the release of Mountain Lion really is. This isnt just some update, or some update that merely blurs the line between iOS and OS X devices. This update takes these lines between iOS and OS X and redefines them by taking features that make our iOS devices and ties them to the great features of OS X. Many have said that the Mac and OS X are a dying group and this is something that I agree with. For the average person, OS X is boring and fairly unhelpful with iOS devices like the iPad and iPod as the new Macs. However, with Mountain Lion, this will bring people back to the Mac because the useful and intuitive OS will be back.

If you would love a taste of Mountain Lion, go to Apples Mac Page for the link to download the beta version of Messages for the Mac and a video of all the features. So there you have it. If anything breaking goes down today or the rest of the week I will have it here. Anyways, dont forget to like us on Facebook @GuessingTheApple and follow us on Twitter @AppleGuesser. Also, when our Facebook page gets 100 likes, one person will win an iTunes gift card and the same goes for this blog. Once this blog gets 100 followers, one lucky fan will get a 15$ iTunes gift card. Peace Apple Nation and dont forget to get your friends to follow our blog and like our Facebook page.