Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Holes

Based on the reports I’ve read so far, the new Apple TV sounds like a polished but limited 1.0 product. The limitations in this article from Serenity Caldwell — no Siri search in the App Store, no way to send or share apps, and no background audio in third-party apps (!) to name just a few — are all things I expect to be resolved in the coming months. It’s the kind of thing that makes me a slightly hesitant buyer, my thoughts being: if they couldn’t add background audio for third-party apps, something which has been in iOS for five years, what bugs are found within? But the reports I’ve read elsewhere suggest very few bugs, and simply a fair amount of surprising omissions. A classic Apple product launch, then.