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Comparing Apple's 4th-gen Apple TV with the competition

09/19/2015, 10:09 pm

There's a new Apple TV coming in October, but before plunking down any hard-earned money, it's worth comparing it with other options out there like Amazon, Google, and Roku -- and even the older third-gen Apple TV.

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Developers receive first Apple TV dev kits, promptly post pictures online

09/15/2015, 07:09 pm

Apple made good on a promise to ship out Apple TV development kits to select developers this week, as some who were selected to take part in the early access program received their kits on Tuesday.

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Apple will ship new Apple TV hardware to select developers later this week

09/14/2015, 03:09 pm

Apple on Monday began informing developers who won its Apple TV lottery that their new set-top boxes will begin shipping later this week, allowing them to build applications ahead of the October launch.

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Hands On: Apple TV 2015 with tvOS apps, Remote featuring touch, motion & Siri

09/12/2015, 06:09 pm

Apple has been selling its Apple TV as long as iPhone, but the set top box has neither sold in similar quantities nor earned even a significant fraction as much money for the company. While neither of those facts are likely to change, the new 2015 Apple TV is poised to radically change the TV and game console industries.

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Video shows 4th-gen Apple TV unboxed ahead of October debut

09/12/2015, 12:09 am

A video posted to YouTube on Friday claims to show the first unboxing of Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV set-top box with included Siri Remote, a device not due out until October.

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Lightning strikes: Apple TV, Apple Pencil double down on proprietary port

09/11/2015, 12:09 pm

The announcement of the new reversible USB-C port, and its subsequent embrace by Apple in the 12-inch MacBook, led to speculation that the Lightning connector could be on the way out. But the company signaled otherwise this week, when it made Lightning a key component of the new Apple Pencil, as well as the Apple TV's Siri Remote.

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First look: Apple's iPhone 6s, iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, Apple TV & more

09/09/2015, 08:09 pm

Apple unloaded a bevy of new hardware at its special media event on Wednesday, including new iPhones, a jumbo size iPad with Apple Pencil stylus, a refreshed Apple TV and additions to the Apple Watch collection. AppleInsider was on the scene to spend some hands on time with each device.

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New Apple TV uses USB-C for service, ditches optical audio out port

09/09/2015, 06:09 pm

The new Apple TV looks largely the same as its predecessors, but its ports around back have been revised, removing optical audio output, and using USB-C for restoring the device through its service port.

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New Apple TV supports console-style MFi game controllers, Apple outs new SteelSeries Nimbus

09/09/2015, 05:09 pm

Gamers playing on the upcoming Apple TV won't be limited to Apple's new motion sensing Siri Remote, as the upgraded set-top box will also include support for iOS-compatible Bluetooth gaming controllers, including a brand new offering from SteelSeries.

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Siri on Apple TV will be restricted to just 8 of 80 launch countries, apps limited to 200MB

09/09/2015, 05:09 pm

When Apple announced its fourth-generation set-top box on Wednesday, the company put Siri front and center while proudly proclaiming that the new Apple TV would launch in 80 countries --but the erstwhile voice recognition system will come to just eight.

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Apple posts new iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, Apple TV and Apple Watch videos

09/09/2015, 05:09 pm

Following a big hardware blowout in San Francisco on Wednesday, Apple has uploaded ad spots and product reveals for the new iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, Apple TV and Apple Watch to its official YouTube channel.

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Overhauled $149 Apple TV features App Store, Siri remote and cross-service content search

09/09/2015, 02:09 pm

Simplified Siri voice search and downloadable third-party apps are the centerpieces of the brand new Apple TV, which also boasts a Bluetooth touchpad remote and an overhauled, colorful user interface.

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iTunes Connect makes reference to 'tvOS,' new name for Apple TV interface

09/09/2015, 12:09 pm

Code strings discovered in iTunes Connect on Wednesday morning make reference to an operating system known as "tvOS," apparently confirming a name change for the Apple TV's software interface.

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Live coverage from Apple's 'Hey Siri' event in San Francisco

09/09/2015, 12:09 pm

Join AppleInsider as we bring you exclusive, live analysis from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, where Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones, a revamped Apple TV, an "iPad Pro," and more.

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Apple hints at major App Store announcements ahead of iPhone event

09/09/2015, 09:09 am

An early morning tweet from one of Apple's official accounts suggests that the App Store will be a major focus of today's special event, lending support to long-running rumors that the marketplace would expand to an all-new Apple TV.

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Apple TV's 'Apple Events' channel updated ahead of iPhone announcement

09/09/2015, 12:09 am

Apple has updated its "Apple Events" Apple TV channel in preparation of Wednesday's expected iPhone unveiling, adding details about the venue and a timer counting down to a keynote livestream that starts at 10 a.m. Pacific.

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Periscope live video viewing app in development for next-gen Apple TV - report

09/08/2015, 03:09 pm

Twitter's Periscope platform will come to the next-generation Apple TV in the form of a third-party app, to be available for download on the device's dedicated App Store, a new report reveals.

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New Apple TV with App Store game downloads predicted to drive 24M sales in 2016

09/08/2015, 10:09 am

A revamped Apple TV with its own App Store downloads could enter Apple into the $35-billion-per-year gaming market, adding an estimated 3.3 percent to the company's 2016 earnings per share, J.P. Morgan believes.

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What we expect from today's Apple event: new iPhones, a revamped Apple TV, next-gen OS updates, more

09/09/2015, 08:09 am

Apple executives will take the stage in San Francisco later today for a special media briefing, during which we expect them to announce next-generation iPhones, a refreshed Apple TV, and provide updates on iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Here's an updated breakdown of everything you need to know.

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Gaming reaffirmed as central tentpole of Apple TV revamp - report

09/06/2015, 09:09 pm

When Apple executives take the stage on Wednesday to unveil the latest rendition of the company's set-top streamer, the pitch will reportedly revolve around the device's capabilities for living room gaming and could put Apple in direct competition with traditional industry powers like Nintendo.

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