Maybe the iPad is the new Apple TV.
Following yesterday's software update, Netflix's
Netflix streams into your television through a wide series of appliances. Netflix-ready hardware, which originally consisted of a Roku box, Microsoft's
Why should anyone care about a cabled iPad joining the crowded playing field? Well, it's all about iPad's growing popularity and its portability.
Apple has already sold more than a million of the devices, and they can be lugged around just about anywhere.
Maybe the impact of this move won't hit home until Netflix rolls out its streaming app to the more ubiquitous iPhone and iPod touch. Still, I suspect Apple's about to sell a ton of accessory cables.
Will the iPad change the way we're entertained? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.
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