Can Apple Make It Work?
The success of Apple since the introduction of the iPod is completely undeniable. Every single thing they put out, no matter how ridiculous or unneeded it may at first seem, has succeeded and become a staple for the industry at large, so it's hard to make a case for the SiriTV idea's failure. That being said, there is one major gripe we've seen come out of the announcement:
"In the iPhone 4S iteration of Siri, your device must be connected to the Internet for voice commands to work. How much Siri functionality can you reasonably expect to have if you lose connectivity for a few hours?" ~ IanPaul, PCWorld
Honestly though, I can't imagine this will be an issue. If your internet is out, you can't expect about 50% of the technology you have to work anyway, so what's the use complaining about it now? Why wasn't this brought up back when game consoles required internet connectivity to play online? It comes off as a moot issue to me, but perhaps a few of you have some thoughts on this.
The only other thing I can see getting in the way is the price. It's guaranteed to be over $1000 since it will be an HDTV, but if they can't keep the price below $1500, it may not be received to well. HDTVs are getting lower and lower in price, and if Apple can't compete, they'll be left in the dust.
That being said, I said the same thing about the iPad.