“We’ve not seen what they’ve done but what we can say is that they don’t have 10,000 people in R&D in the vision category
“They don’t have the best scaling engine in the world and they don’t have world renowned picture quality that has been awarded more than anyone else.
“TVs are ultimately about picture quality. Ultimately. How smart they are…great, but let’s face it that’s a secondary consideration. The ultimate is about picture quality and there is no way that anyone, new or old, can come along this year or next year and beat us on picture quality.
“So, from that perspective, it’s not a great concern but it remains to be seen what they’re going to come out with, if anything.”
This is insane. After what the business world has witnessed in the past 5 years, I just don’t see how any executive can think this way.
Smartphones used to be about sending email. Apple made them about so much more. Tablets were niche business machines before the iPad. Now they are a multibillion dollar consumer category that didn’t exist until 2010. TVs according to this guy, are about picture quality. Apple will make them about so much more (apps, content on demand, voice control, gesture control, games, apps).