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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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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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Cut the cord: The 5 best-selling streaming media players on Amazon

By on August 4, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Cut the cord: The 5 best-selling streaming media players on Amazon

There’s no reason to pay for cable or satellite TV these days since there are so many other great options out there. Looking for the best of the best? We’ve rounded up the five best-selling streaming media players on Amazon, and you’d have a hard time finding better prices elsewhere. More →

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Apple TV Release September 2015

Apple’s big Apple TV refresh is finally launching in September

By on July 30, 2015 at 4:38 PM.

Apple’s big Apple TV refresh is finally launching in September

It’s been years in the making at this point but we now know Apple will finally, at long last, release its big Apple TV refresh this coming September. Buzzfeed’s John Paczkowski, who has impeccable sources for Apple release schedules, says that Apple will unveiled its refreshed TV set-top box alongside its new iPhones in September. More →

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Apple TV Remote Touch ID HomeKit

Tech that changed how you use your iPhone may soon help control everything in your home

By on July 24, 2015 at 7:35 PM.

Tech that changed how you use your iPhone may soon help control everything in your home

Your fingerprint can already do a bunch of things on iPhones that have Touch ID sensors, including unlocking the devices, purchasing content from the App Store, logging into apps and sites, and using Apple Pay. But Apple has figured out another place where your fingerprint might be used: The connected home of the future. More →

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A cord-cutter’s dream come true: Apple finally cracks networks in time for fall Apple TV refresh

By on July 14, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

A cord-cutter’s dream come true: Apple finally cracks networks in time for fall Apple TV refresh

Apple might not be working on a standalone TV set of its own, but the company is still interested in changing the way you watch TV. And in the process, it might offer its customers one more reason to cut the cord – or at least dump their current cable provider and enjoy live TV streamed over the Internet to an affordable Apple TV box. More →

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NYT: No new Apple TV hardware at WWDC 2015

By on June 3, 2015 at 4:53 PM.

NYT: No new Apple TV hardware at WWDC 2015

The list of things to get excited about during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference next week appears to be shrinking by the day. In a report on Wednesday, The New York Times revealed that Apple has been forced to postpone its plans to introduce new Apple TV hardware and a toolkit for app developers to go along with it. More →

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Apple’s anticipated TV subscription service has been delayed

By on June 1, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

Apple’s anticipated TV subscription service has been delayed

With just one week before WWDC kicks off in San Francisco, one of the Apple announcements many folks were looking forward to the most has reportedly been delayed.

For months now, we’ve been hearing rumors of Apple rolling out a TV subscription service aimed at undercutting traditional cable TV providers with a more wallet-friendly $30-$40 pricepoint. Now comes word via Re/Code that licensing and money issues have pushed back Apple’s TV plans, perhaps as far back as 2016.

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