You can get an FM transmitter and broadcast to radios (even in the shower) via iTunes or iPod.Why can't iTunes serve up music via wireless to little audio stations and speakers throughout the house?
Because Apple sells computers and monitors. And you could always create a slideshow, burn it onto a disc, then playback on your television set (even in the shower).Why can't iPhoto let me view my photos on my TV?
Well, you can use Sherlock on your computer and find the information, then sync it to your mobile phone and or iPod and/or pda. And many telephone networks offer wap services (for phones/pdas) such as that (and you can even book movie tickets that way).Why can't Sherlock be available to me in any room (on some cheap device with a pen interface or something) so I can see what movies are playing at my local theater and/or to use as yellow pages?
If you have the computers, you can. And check out evocam. And there's greater interactivity between other devices. I can set up iSight in my home, stream it to a webcam, then check it via my computer at work, or even my GPRS mobile phone when I'm really away from it all.Why can't I network a set of iSights or other camera's and have be able to serve up these images across the house and/or use it is a video intercom system?
That's your choice, not Apple's. And again, you can use a FM transmitter to broadcast streaming Internet radio stations to radios all over your house for a fraction of the price.Why should I buy some expensive device as a internet radio receiver that lets me select any station from any room in my house when I have a computer that can access the same sites?
So these things can be done already. Maybe not in the plug-and-play Apple has made so many people dependant on, but it's there.
It's the same argument from people who are always saying: Apple need to build an iPhone, Apple needs to build an iPDA. No, Apple doesn't. If the company makes it easier and better to use other devices effortlessly, the same thing is accomplished without the heavy R&D costs as well as competing with existing companies. It's picking the battle selectively.
I'm sure this Apple push toward digital networking will lead to greater ease in some of the things you've mentioned, but Apple still need to become a bigger player. Give 'em a greater foothold into the Windows platform and you may start to see more of this come. Just my $.02.