Apple iTV Rumors

Here we go again: Report claims Apple is testing a 65-inch iTV

By on April 7, 2014 at 9:41 AM.

Here we go again: Report claims Apple is testing a 65-inch iTV

If rumors and reports from Apple analysts are to be believed, Apple has been on the verge of launching an own-brand television for several years now. Of course, the company has yet to release anything or even hint that it might be working on an HDTV product. That didn’t stop analysts at IBK Securities from fanning the flames once again with a new claim on Sunday that Apple is currently testing a 65-inch OLED panel for possible inclusion in an “iTV.” More →

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Roku vs Apple TV Sales

Roku blasts Apple TV as a money-losing iPad accessory

By on March 28, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Roku blasts Apple TV as a money-losing iPad accessory

Speaking at Re/code’s Code/Media event on Thursday, Roku CEO Anthony Wood took several shots at competitors, focusing specifically on Apple, suggesting his company isn’t at all worried by the growing numbers of competitors. More →

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Comcast Apple TV Set-top Box Launch

Apple reportedly working to bring live television to Apple TV

By on March 24, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

Apple reportedly working to bring live television to Apple TV

Apple is reportedly in complex talks with Comcast about launching a joint product, a new Apple TV set-top box that would not only offer users access to on-demand movies, TV programs and other apps including games, but also live Comcast cable programming, reports from The Wall Street Journal and The Information reveal. More →

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Apple TV Update

This is what the next Apple TV should look like

By on March 21, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

This is what the next Apple TV should look like

Last year, Tim Cook said Apple will be entering a new product category, and ever since he said that, people have been wondering if TVs are Apple’s next target for disruption. Of course, there have been rumors of a new Apple TV for years, but in the past few months these rumors have reached a fever pitch. While we don’t know if or when Cook will release a new Apple TV, we do know what it should look like, thanks to these gorgeous concept designs from Martin Hajek. More →

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iTV Release Date

Is Apple really working on a TV? According to Steve Jobs, the answer is ‘no’

By on March 17, 2014 at 8:25 AM.

Is Apple really working on a TV? According to Steve Jobs, the answer is ‘no’

Rumors of Apple’s “iTV” — an own-brand high-definition television Apple is supposedly developing to further its assault on the living room — have been swirling for years now. Rumors pop up all the time that Apple is making headway in its quest to launch a new HDTV line. Then, like clockwork, new rumors come along suggesting that there have been delays and the launch of Apple’s hotly anticipated television has been pushed back. Why does the release of Apple’s HDTV keep getting delayed? As it turns out, it may be because the device simply does not exist. More →

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Fourth-gen Apple TV Specs and Release Date

Exciting new feature may come to future Apple TVs

By on March 12, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Exciting new feature may come to future Apple TVs

New Apple job listings uncovered by AppleInsider reveal that the company is looking to fill several positions in its Camera Software team, with some of the listings mentioning for the first time ever the Apple TV alongside other Apple products that already have cameras. These new job listings seem to suggest that Apple may be soon bringing Kinect-like gesture-based controls to future Apple TV iterations and/or to its future television set that’s reportedly in the making. More →

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Apple iTV Release Date

More evidence suggests Apple’s ‘iTV’ plans are real

By on March 6, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

More evidence suggests Apple’s ‘iTV’ plans are real

For the past few years Apple has been rumored countless times to be planning an attack on the TV industry with an actual TV set of its own – often referred to as the “iTV.” The device could be a more serious product than Apple’s billion-dollar Apple TV hobby, but the company is yet to make such plans official. However, one more piece of the puzzle seems to have been uncovered: A company with expertise in high-resolution display technology that could be used for big screen TVs was forced to admit that one of its largest clients is Apple. More →

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Apple TV iTunes Gift Card Promotion

New $25 promo is yet another sign that a brand new Apple TV is on the way

By on February 28, 2014 at 1:36 PM.

New $25 promo is yet another sign that a brand new Apple TV is on the way

There’s no telling how long it will be before we finally see a refreshed Apple TV, but until Apple comes forward with an announcement, we’ll have to settle for putting together the pieces as they fall. The latest piece of evidence comes courtesy of 9to5Mac’s sources, who say that Apple Stores will be giving away $25 iTunes gift cards to anyone who purchases an Apple TV from February 28th to March 5th. If Bloomberg’s report of an April release is to be believed, this promotion could be one of the last we see before new hardware begins to hit store shelves. Unless you’re desperate to get your hands on an Apple-branded set-top box this very instant, it’s probably worth holding out on this offer and waiting for the 4th generation. More →

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Apple TV Time Warner Cable Deal

Comcast could screw up Apple’s Apple TV ambitions

By on February 17, 2014 at 11:00 PM.

Comcast could screw up Apple’s Apple TV ambitions

One of the more overlooked aspects of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner cable merger announced last week was how it would impact Apple’s plans for Apple TV. After all, Bloomberg reported right before the merger was announced that Apple was planning to unveil a major refresh to Apple TV in April and that it was working on a deal with Time Warner Cable to deliver content over its next-generation set-top box. However, now that Time Warner Cable is in the midst of getting bought up by Comcast, where does that leave things for Apple? More →

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Apple TV Release Date April

Bloomberg: Apple will unveil major Apple TV refresh in April

By on February 12, 2014 at 1:53 PM.

Bloomberg: Apple will unveil major Apple TV refresh in April

Apple is planning to do a major refresh of its Apple TV set-top box that it will unveil in April and will officially release in time for the holidays this year, Bloomberg reports. What will make the new version of Apple TV unique is that Apple is apparently working on a deal with Time Warner Cable to deliver content over the set-top box, which would represent the first such deal between Apple and a major cable provider. One of Bloomberg’s sources says that the new box “will have a faster processor than the previous version and an upgraded interface to make it easier for customers to navigate between TV shows, movies and other online content.” It’s interesting to note that Apple is apparently choosing to keep working with cable companies as we’d read earlier reports claiming that it had gotten fed up with cable providers and was negotiating directly with entertainment studios.

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Apple TV References in iOS 7

Here’s the latest evidence that a brand new Apple TV is on the way

By on February 10, 2014 at 2:41 PM.

Here’s the latest evidence that a brand new Apple TV is on the way

It looks like we won’t have to wait much longer to find out whether or not the next Apple TV will double as a gaming console. 9to5Mac has found references to a new model of the Apple TV hardware within the iOS 7 software build. The list of items includes “AppleTV2,1″ and “AppleTV3,1,” as well as the current model, “AppleTV3,2″ and the upcoming “AppleTV4,1.” This reference has been hidden inside of iOS 7 for months, but it was only recently discovered by 9to5Mac and developer Hamza Sood. The last hardware update from “3,1″ to “3,2″ was relatively minor — “4,1″ should be a major revision. There are also signs of game controller support, but there is the possibility that these are not connected to Apple TV functionality.

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Apple TV Gaming Features

Apple takes big step toward making Apple TV a gaming console

By on January 23, 2014 at 1:48 PM.

Apple takes big step toward making Apple TV a gaming console

Apple has never really been much of a gaming company but that could change this year. iLounge is hearing that Apple is planning a major update for Apple TV sometime over the next two months that will add support for Bluetooth-equipped gaming controllers. What’s more, iLounge’s sources say that Apple wants to let users download iOS games directly to Apple TV instead of having to rely on using their iPhone or iPad. A move to put iOS games on the big screen would be a major move into the gaming sector for Apple, which for a long time has stayed away from investing in gaming. What will be particularly interesting to see is whether adding more game support to Apple TV will change the ambition and quality of games developed for iOS — in other words, if developers know that their games are more likely to be played on a big screen, they might be more likely to invest more in graphics and gameplay features.

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