11 features Apple's TV must have

Reports suggest the mythical Apple television is closer than ever. Here are the elements it absolutely must have built-in in order to be successful.

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Reports surfaced this week that Apple's long-awaited television may be drawing closer to becoming a reality. The Cupertino company that conquered music, phones and tablets is said to be working with cable companies for a shot at doing the very same with TV. Working through the knotted mess of content creators, cable operators, and networks has proven difficult and time consuming. The upside? Such a long lead time has created plenty of opportunity for technology pundits and Apple fanboys alike to prognosticate on what an Apple TV might actually look like. Here's our best guess.

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  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated August 17 2012 11:46 AM ET
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