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We're expecting new iPods, an updated iTunes and maybe, just maybe, a brand new Apple TV.
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Acknowledging that the Apple TV has “never been a big hit,” CEO Steve Jobs has introduced the latest and greatest version of the living room device, bringing more of Hollywood movies and TV shows in HD to your home theatre.
In the last few weeks, Apple’s little “hobby” -- the long-lamented Apple TV -- has come back into the spotlight, ironically thanks to rumors that it’s about to be put out to pasture in favor of a cheaper, sexier box reportedly called iTV (which, even more ironically, was the original name for ATV). While that’s all fine and good, we don’t think Apple has quite squeezed all of the juice out of its original living room lemon -- so here are two handfuls of suggestions in case Cupertino decides to give the ATV another lease on life.
There's quite a bit of speculation that Apple will be unveiling a redesigned version of Apple TV, dubbed iTV, at their upcoming Annual Music Event this Wednesday. The rumor mill, as always, has gone into overdrive on this particular technology, since it's the unloved child of Jobs & Co., reduced to just a "hobby." But who doesn't want to see Apple push that old non-dynamic TV you've got into awesome new directions? Which brings up a good question: if iTV gets an iOS overhaul, what about its remote?
Amidst rumors that have been heating up in recent weeks regarding an iOS-powered Apple TV replacement called iTV, Digg founder Kevin Rose has chimed in with his own thoughts on what he’s heard out of Cupertino.
At least one analyst believes that the next Apple TV update is just paving the way for a bigger strategy from Apple that would lead to the release of an Internet-connected HDTV from Cupertino -- despite the fact that at least one executive has already dismissed the company having interest in that market.
We're pretty certain this week you rushed to iTunes to download the security-patch-update-only for iOS 4, you know, the one that renders jailbreak.me unworkable. Sure you did. Since Mobile Safari handles PDF files so wonderfully in the first place (cough cough, GoodReader), you open them up all the time and needed to be safe against bad script action. Right? Right? Are those crickets or did someone switch our ringtone again?
Most of us are aware that there's a rumor going around that the new Apple TV will be renamed the iTV--an easy shift to gloss over, coming from a company that created the iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPhone, and named their main software suites iLife and iWork. But, most of us are not aware that there is a 55-year-old TV network in the UK named ITV, and apparently neither is Apple (or maybe they just don't care).
It's not too late in the day for a little rumor talk. Engadget is reporting that the upcoming Apple TV will lose the previously rumored 1080p playback ability, but will gain a slew of its own kind of apps. Also, Apple TV is ditching its former name, as it will now be referred to as iTV.
The new set top box should cost $99 and come equipped with the same innards as the iPhone 4, as well as 16GB of flash storage and a new iTunes streaming service. Which is great, but what's the deal with no 1080i or 1080p video? Instead, it will only be able to handle 720p clips. It's alleged that the iPhone 4's A4 processor isn't enough to handle the output of such high resolution video, which makes us a little teary eyed.