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ZDNet UK Erroneously States Apple Would Introduce Set-Top Box, Corrects Article

ZDNet UK Erroneously States Apple Would Introduce Set-Top Box, Corrects Article

by , 9:00 AM EST, November 12th, 2001

On Friday, ZDNet UK raised a few eyebrows when the site posted a story on Comdex that included a little tidbit about Apple. The article was about decreased attendance that is expected at that event, and included a short list of some of the new products that will be featured. Attributed to Apple was the following set-top box:

Apple's i2DVDBox combines Internet, DVD, MP3, and even interactive television technologies, all in one device. The i2DVDBox offers all the same features as a conventional DVD, including digital Dolby and composite and s-video outputs. The digital outputs are both optical and coaxial for compatibility with other home entertainment devices.

The actual company that is introducing this product is iDVDBox, inc., and the article was corrected this morning. The following correction notice was also added at the end of the article:

This text clarifies an earlier version of the story, which stated incorrectly that the I2DVDBox was made by Apple Computer. ZDNet UK apologises for the error.

Oops! You can read the full article at ZDNet UK's Web site.

The Mac Observer Spin:

We were pretty surprised when we started receiving the e-mails this weekend about a new Apple product, especially when it was a set-top box, but there it was in black and white. Or rather, in HTML. We were all frankly excited to have another potential new Apple product to speculate about and drool over, but the truth makes a lot more sense. It did, however, make for an interesting week at The Mac Observer Towers.

Speaking of trademarks, what's up with this "iDVDBox" thing?

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