We'll admit, we're jonesin' to get our hands on the new Apple TV and begin streaming a little content. Sure, we love our Macs plenty around here, but the desk chair isn't really designed for kicking back and relaxing while watching The Godfather Trilogy or the extended version of The Lord of the Rings. When reports surfaced showing $99 dollar withdrawals from people's bank accounts, we got excited.
With only a week of September left, there’s some electricity in the air as customers who preordered Apple’s new 27-inch LED Cinema Display are finally getting shipment notices, and early revamped Apple TV orders are getting charged and prepared for shipment as well.
Apple and Rovi have inked a “multi-year agreement” which allows Cupertino to license chunks of Rovi’s intellectual properties. Rumors are now running rampant that the move may signal Apple’s change of direction, from downloaded TV shows to live television and maybe even a DVR.
We have to admit. We got carried away here during the big Apple TV news cycle filled as it was with rumor, speculation, and innuendo before the big music event (iTV anyone?). But maybe some of that speculation wasn't totally off base?
Now that we've had some time to shake off Steve Jobs' RDF, we discuss the latest wares announced last week at the Apple event. We also bust out the score card and see which staff member had the highest numbers of correct predictions about the event.
Then Nic gets all teary eyed for the iPod classic.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook and Twitter questions.
Join us at at 10:00AM PDT for our live coverage of Apple's Special Event.
We're expecting new iPods, an updated iTunes and maybe, just maybe, a brand new Apple TV.
Apple will be live streaming the event. The live stream will only work on iOS devices with iOS 3.0 or later and Macs with Safari running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. So if you're running an OS X 10.5 or older, or you're stuck with a Windows machine at work, we got you covered with our live blog.
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.