Robert Cringely asks why there is a hard drive in the new Apple TV. I don’t see the big confusion…I believe it is for downloadable content such as Movies/TV shows from iTunes and/or podcasts (Audio or Video). Now, his Peer 2 Peer theory is interesting…but I think unlikely. I wouldn’t want a Peer 2 Peer box in my house.
I, Cringely . The Pulpit . Appearances Can Be Deceiving | PBS
The new Apple TV media extender is supposed to ship this month, perhaps even by the time you read this column, and if you are like me you are wondering what that 40-gig hard drive is doing inside. I’m guessing we won’t know for sure until later this year, though of course I also think I know the secret answer, too.