Kevin Rose, Digg’s founder, say’s he has got word that the Apple iTV, which we first heard about earlier this month, will launch sometime in Septemeber and indeed will cost $99.
Much like the iPhone and iPad, the iTV will enable consumers to access the vast catalog of Apple apps from the app store. What might prove to be a game changer, in terms of pay per show TV, is that networks could montize their content using Apple’s recently launched ad system, iAds. Hopefully this means free shows with hightly targeted ads that will pique the consumers interest.
For iPad uses they’ll be glad to hear that the device might serve as a giant remote control, though we’re pretty confident that the iPhone would suffice too, so we don’t see why that device would be exclude from such function. We’d also expect that Apple will make it extremely easy to access the iTV’s stored contents from any where you’ve got an Internet connection, that is assuming they don’t roll out their version of LaLa with the device, which puts content to the cloud.