updated 03:35 pm EST, Tue February 20, 2007
Apple scares CE industry
Apple is the worst nightmare of consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers, according to streamingmedia.com, as the Cupertino-based company repeats its 'slow-wind-up' attack seen during the digital music revolution on cellular phones and TVs. With the release of the Apple TV and the forthcoming release of the much anticipated iPhone, Apple stands to seize market share from CE companies while expanding its reach into consumers' living rooms, according to the report. Apple successfully dominated the digital music arena, despite widespread criticism from skeptics, and its Mac OS X-based iPhone may seriously harm the manufacturers of other consumer-oriented devices when it ships in June.