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WSJ Reviews the Apple TV

by Juan on March 21st, 2007

We’ve been testing Apple TV for the past 10 days or so, and our verdict is that it’s a beautifully designed, easy-to-use product that should be very attractive to people with widescreen TV sets and lots of music, videos, and photos stored on computers. It has some notable limitations, but we really liked it. It is classic Apple: simple and elegant.

That’s what Walt Mossberg and Katherine Boehret have to say about Apple TV.

Making things simple. That’s one of Apple’s criteria when creating products. The iPod made listening to music simple and now Apple hopes that it can make watching media on your large screen TV just as simple. From the looks of Walt’s and Katherine’s review it seems to have gotten the job done.

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2 opinions for WSJ Reviews the Apple TV

  • mark evans
    Mar 23, 2007 at 8:54 am

    So is Apple TV going to fly? Do you think people are willing to pay $299 for it? Can Apple take control of the living room like it has in the MP3 marke? Curious about your thoughts.


  • Juan
    Apr 12, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Mark, will Apple TV fly? I think people will buy it for the simplicity. Will it be as popular as the iPod. Not really. It will sell probably as much as the Airport Express units.

    It’s a nice gadget to have if you can burn that much cash on it.

    Personally, I’m still undecided if I want that or just get a Mac Mini and use it as a media center. I guess I’ll know when I get a chance to play with one.

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