Amazing! I can't imagine where it would be with an iOS interface for Apps and Safari. With a mic and front facing camera, people could have a Smart TV. The market seems content to push the Smart TV into 2012.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Apple( AAPL_) Tuesday teased consumers with a promotional image on its Web site touting a Black Friday sale.
"Mark your calendar now, and come back to the Apple Online Store the day after Thanksgiving for the special one-day event," the site reads. "You'll discover amazing iPad, iPod, and Mac gifts for everyone on your list."
Apple's discounts on its products typically aren't as steep as its competitors.
For the past several years, the company has offered $101 off the iMac, MacBook Pro, and Macbook Air, as well as reductions on the iPod Touch, Apple TV and various accessories.
Apple didn't mention any sales in its brick-and-mortar stores.
Apple has said it expects revenue of $37 billion during the December-ended quarter.
The iPad is expected be a large driver of growth for Apple during the holiday season and could sell 13 million units during the quarter, according to analyst estimates, despite competition from Amazon's(AMZN_) Kindle Fire.
Shares of Apple edged up 1.9% to $375.90 in early afternoon trading on Tuesday.
Big data reveals Mac users book pricier hotels By Derrick Harris Nov. 22, 2011, 12:00pm PT It appears as if Apple users’ willingness to shell out a little more cash for a premium experience doesn’t stop at computers. According to Orbitz CEO Barney Harford, his company’s data-crunching shows that Mac users also spend about $20 more a night on hotels than do Windows users. For anyone any still wondering why Hadoop is so hot right now, it’s because it helps uncover insights like this.
Knowing what it knows, though, Harford said Orbitz eventually plans to provide Mac users with a different hotel-sorting experience than it provides their Windows counterparts.
If this sort of market targeting catches on, and IMHO it will, then the great divide between the classes could grow even larger. What's worse is that one's place on one side or the other might be determined intrinsically by one's ability to discern, choose and afford higher quality purchases early in their market place experiences.