August 14, 2012

New Apple Patent … Hmmmmm

Allyson Kazmucha, writing for iMore:

“Apple has just been granted a patent that it applied for 6 years ago that would allow them to turn the Apple TV into a cable box of sorts. This means instead of simply being able to stream content from iTunes, Netflix, and now Hulu, you’d be able to watch regular tv as well.”

As the article mentions, companies often patent features and product ideas that never see the light of day. Seeing how far Apple has taken their “hobby,” though, it’s a safe bet they’ll incorporate this technology into something.

A cable- or satellite-capable Apple TV (or Apple HDTV) sounds good ...