"For all the hype about iTV, here's another potential application:
iGames. Could Steve Jobs and co really have their eye on the consolemarket? ...
"Some have speculated that the iTV may also be destined
to get one of Intels Conroe-L processors, which it would need to
process the HD content Apple eventually wants to sell over iTunes.
Further, according to some, its very possible video card drivers could
be written so that graphic output data could be sent to a network port
instead of the monitor connected to the card. That opens the
possibility of using iTV and a wireless controller to remotely playMac/PC games (*cough* WoW *cough*) in your living room." If Apple finds a way to cheaply and easily play World of Warcraft on any TV in the house, including your widescreen HDTV, they may be onto a viable business model.
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