The language of Apple’s iPad video has me wondering if Apple may be thinking iPad as a long term direction for AppleTV.
The technology for wirelessly sending a 1080P signal to a receiver connected to a HDTV is maturing. 802.11N is fast enough to stream compressed HD video (from a Time Capsule or Mac Mini Home Server…or North Carolina) and, at some point soon, Apple’s mobile processors will be able to do the heavy lifting of putting a compressed HD stream wirelessly onto a 1080P screen.
This all seems like a generation away at the most, technically speaking. iPad would be the remote that is actually powering the content. I like it.