quote: Apple envisioned an advanced device that could double as a game console, receive live content (over the internet), from television networks (think Hulu), record shows via a built in hard drive, play pictures/songs, surf the web, and watch internet videos.
quote: As for Microsoft, last time I checked they were in the PC Gaming market for quite some time. Argue all you want that the console market is different, but the Xbox is basically just a PC with a controller, and Microsoft has been making the Sidewinder for years.
quote: More recently it even planned to use its iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet as controllers, taking advantage of the devices' built-in Bluetooth capabilities.
quote: ....YouTube. And those services are also offered via TiVos and Rokus.