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Apple TV 4 2015 Specs Leak

2015 Apple TV specs revealed in huge leak days before Apple’s next event

By on September 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

2015 Apple TV specs revealed in huge leak days before Apple’s next event

I’m not sure Apple’s going to have many surprises left by the time its September 9th event rolls around next week. Just hours after a BuzzFeed report confirmed the pricing of the next Apple TV, 9to5Mac shared a list of specifications for the set-top box.

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Apple TV 2015 Pricing Features

Report spills major details about Apple’s game-changing 2015 Apple TV

By on September 2, 2015 at 10:48 AM.

Report spills major details about Apple’s game-changing 2015 Apple TV

Next week’s big Apple event will draw headlines for the iPhone 6s but the product announcement that we’re looking forward to just as much will be of the next-generation Apple TV set-top box. BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski has a new report up that offers some more major details about this potentially game-changing product including information on pricing and key features. More →

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Apple Eyes Move Into Original Programming

Apple Eyes Move Into Original Programming

By on August 31, 2015 at 8:44 PM.

The moment the media and technology industries have been expecting for years may finally be arriving: Apple is exploring getting into the original programming business.

Sources indicate the Cupertino, Calif., colossus has held preliminary conversations in recent weeks with executives in Hollywood to suss out their interest in spearheading efforts to produce entertainment content. The unit putting out the feelers reports into Eddy Cue, who is Apple’s point man on all content-related matters, from its negotiations with programmers for Apple TV to its recent faceoff with Taylor Swift.

An Apple representative declined comment.

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Report: New Apple TV to feature enhanced Siri functionality, focus heavily on gaming

By on August 31, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

Report: New Apple TV to feature enhanced Siri functionality, focus heavily on gaming

Ever since the iPhone launched, critics have been talking about the end of the game console era. Although their assertions were overblown, they weren’t entirely wrong — the iPhone has become the most popular gaming device in the world. Now, the latest report regarding the Apple TV indicates Apple might finally be making a move on the living room as well. More →

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Apple TV 4 Price

Leaked: Apple TV set for launch in October, price may be as high as $199

By on August 30, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

Leaked: Apple TV set for launch in October, price may be as high as $199

New iPhones won’t be the only big ticket item Apple announces at its upcoming media event slated to take place on September 9. While there have been rumors that Apple may take the time to introduce new iPad models, one new product that will assuredly be on the agenda will be a completely revamped Apple TV.

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Apple TV Service Price

Apple wants to charge $40/month for its TV subscription service; content providers demand more

By on August 29, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Apple wants to charge $40/month for its TV subscription service; content providers demand more

With a revamped Apple TV just around the corner, Apple is laying the groundwork for what may soon be a wildly successful TV streaming business.

With streaming services like Netflix and HBO Now more popular than ever, the writing on the wall is clear: consumers, on the whole, just aren’t as interested in paying $100 a month for 150 channels. Instead, they’re much happier getting less and paying less.

With that in mind, Apple’s rumored TV subscription service may truly be a market disruptor. Not to mention,  it would certainly fit Apple’s time-tested m.o of coming to the party late yet still being able to turn an industry on its head.

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Apple TV 2015 Launch Analysis

The next-gen Apple TV could be the most exciting product Apple has released in years

By on August 28, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

The next-gen Apple TV could be the most exciting product Apple has released in years

I’ll admit that I haven’t been all that hot about Apple’s two newest products. Let’s start with the Apple Watch: I have never had less interest in an Apple product in my entire life than I have in the Apple Watch. And as for Apple Music, I simply don’t see the point of it when Spotify already does everything it does, but better. The new Apple TV set-top box that Apple will reportedly unveil next month, however, has me very intrigued. More →

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Everything we expect to see at Apple’s big iPhone 6s event

Everything we expect to see at Apple’s big iPhone 6s event

By on August 27, 2015 at 2:54 PM.

Apple on Thursday set September 9th as the official date for its fall 2015 iPhone launch. While Apple’s newest smartphone will be the highlight of its event, we’re expecting to see a lot more from the pride of Cupertino this year than just another phone. Below we’ll go over the biggest things we’re likely to see at Apple’s event on September 9th. More →

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iPhone 6s: Apple might be planning its biggest iPhone event yet

By on August 25, 2015 at 12:26 PM.

iPhone 6s: Apple might be planning its biggest iPhone event yet

Apple hasn’t yet sent out invitations for its rumored September 9th iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launch event, but the company is already reportedly preparing for a massive fall press conference bigger in scope than any previous announcements. More →

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Apple TV 2015 iOS 9

Report spills major details on Apple’s next-gen Apple TV set-top box

By on August 17, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Report spills major details on Apple’s next-gen Apple TV set-top box

Apple’s big fall event is just weeks away and 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman on Monday spilled some major new details about the next-generation Apple TV set-top box the company will unveil in early September. The most important piece of information Gurman offers is that the new Apple TV will be the first Apple set-top box that will run a full-blown iOS 9 core that’s been adapted for TV. But that’s not all. More →

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Apple TV Subscription Service

The new Apple TV will launch without its best new feature

By on August 14, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

The new Apple TV will launch without its best new feature

Apple’s plan to roll out a TV subscription service has reportedly been pushed back, yet again. According to Bloomberg, Apple is still planning to roll out a revamped Apple TV this fall but will wait until 2016 at the earliest before announcing its intriguing and long-rumored TV subscription service.

Though Apple was naturally hoping to announce a new TV service alongside its next-gen Apple TV, contract negotiations with content providers have reportedly been thornier and more complex than Apple initially anticipated. Not only is Apple still trying to secure content deals, but pricing negotiations have also proven to be a sticking point. And so with many question marks still looming, Apple has astutely decided to be patient as opposed to rolling out its planned TV service prematurely.

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Apple TV Curation

Iovine drops hints about Apple’s secret weapon in the TV streaming wars

By on August 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Iovine drops hints about Apple’s secret weapon in the TV streaming wars

While Apple Music and Spotify ostensibly provide the same service, the music curation on Apple Music truly sets Apple’s streaming music service apart from its Swedish rival. Underscoring Apple’s commitment to curated content, legendary music executive and current Apple employee Jimmy Iovine said recently that Apple hired the best music minded folks it could find to keep Apple Music buzzing. “We hired the best people we know,” Iovine said. “Hired hundreds of them.”

With rumors of an Apple TV service swirling about, it’s only natural to wonder if Apple might try to extend its love affair with curation into the TV realm.

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