Apple introduced a second generation Apple TV, which took the device away from a model with a hard drive to one that is streaming only. Now it looks to be a smash success despite its many technical inferiorities when compared to its predecessor.
What is the deal with retro styling? It’s one thing when it is applied to a pair of jeans. It is quite another when it is applied to an audio component that is supposed to offer modern functionality. So again, what it the deal?
Don Was bemoaned the loss of liner notes with iTunes, speculating that it is contributing to the loss of the album experience. However, that may not necessarily be the case in our modern times.
At the 2010 Rockey Mountain Audio Fest, Steven Stone had a conversation about what the future of audio retail needs to be to survive, but it looks like McIntosh may have been ahead of him on this one.