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Topic: Apple TV

Apple upgrades Apple TV to 'beloved hobby' as sales doubled to over 5M in fiscal 2012

10/25/2012, 06:10 pm

During its conference call for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2012, Apple announced that Apple TV sales hit five million units by the end of the fiscal year, prompting CEO Tim Cook to call the product a "beloved hobby."

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'iPad mini' event will be streamed live to Apple TV, Mac & iOS devices

10/23/2012, 07:10 am

Apple has added a new channel to its Apple TV set-top box called "Apple Events" that will live stream the company's media briefing today. In addition, the event will also be streamed to iOS devices and Macs.

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Apple's 'next big thing' may be iDevice TV remote, not standalone HDTV

10/09/2012, 05:10 pm

While speculation of an Apple-built HDTV has cooled somewhat amid the launch of the iPhone 5 and expected "iPad mini," one analyst says the company's next market disruptor is already here, and it's not a TV.

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Apple releases Apple TV Software Update 5.1 with Shared Photo Stream support

09/24/2012, 01:09 pm

Apple on Monday updated its Apple TV set-top box to software version 5.1, adding support for Shared Photo Streams, and the ability to send audio content from the Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers and devices including the AirPort Express.

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Time Warner would give up user interface control to an Apple cable box

09/19/2012, 11:09 am

An executive with Time Warner has indicated that his company would give up control of the user interface of its services to Apple in order to broker a deal.

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Apple's rumored set-top cable box won't make 2012 debut, report says

09/06/2012, 03:09 am

Apple's attempts to be a power player in the TV market may be delayed until next year, as an insider familiar with the company's plans claims a rumored set-top box won't be unveiled in 2012.

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Notification in iOS 6 beta hints at iBooks for Apple TV

09/05/2012, 08:09 am

An error message displayed in the latest beta of iOS 6 for Apple TV suggests that support for iBooks may be coming to Apple's set-top box.

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Apple to stream live iTunes Festival shows via Apple TV, iOS app

08/28/2012, 12:08 am

Apple on Monday launched a universal iTunes Festival iOS app and an accompanying Apple TV app, both of which will feature live streaming capabilities when the 30-day music celebration kicks off on Sept. 1.

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Eddy Cue suggests Apple television unlikely without content deals

08/24/2012, 11:08 am

Eddy Cue, Apple's chief of Internet Software and Services, has suggested to one analyst that his company would be unlikely to build a full-fledged television set unless it could secure necessary deals for content.

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Apple could be key for big media to monetize the small screen

08/21/2012, 04:08 pm

If traditional media outlets want to begin making more money from "small screen" viewing via devices like iPads, smartphones and notebooks, their best bet may be to align with Apple, one analyst believes.

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Apple closes at new high of $648 on rumors of iPad mini, Apple TV

08/17/2012, 03:08 pm

Apple stock surged upward before reaching an all time closing high of $648, boosted by continued rumors of both a smaller iPad and a new Apple TV capable of presenting live broadcasts.

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Jefferies says Apple may have licensed JDSU's 'body gesture' sensors for next Apple TV

08/17/2012, 11:08 am

Equity research firm Jefferies on Friday raised its price target on shares of Apple to $900, saying it believes both the company's much rumored iPad mini and next-generation Apple TV device are in 'full production,' with the latter product potentially utilizing a new 'gesture control module' brought in through a third-party licensing agreement.

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Apple set-top box to blur line between live, on-demand content

08/16/2012, 08:08 pm

Following up on a previous report, The Wall Street Journal on Thursday revealed a bit more about Apple's rumored set-top cable box, saying the unit may include an iOS-like user interface and advanced cloud-based DVR functionality that will blur the line between live and on-demand content.

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AuthenTec "Smart Sensor" appears key to Apple's urgent acquisition

08/16/2012, 02:08 pm

Apple's urgency to gain access to AuthenTec technology, involving $27.5 million in up front payments during negotiations and culminating in a $356 million offer to acquire the entire company, appears targeted at an advanced "Smart Sensor" component that does more than just read fingerprints, but that's not all the acquisition target offered.

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Apple in talks with cable providers over set-top box that handles live TV

08/15/2012, 08:08 pm

Apple may be taking their self-described Apple TV "hobby" a step further as new reports claim the company is in talks with major cable providers, asking them to let consumers use an Apple-branded set-top box to view live television and other video content.

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Nearly a third of consumers say they'd suddenly be interested in a new TV if it came from Apple

08/08/2012, 11:08 am

Should Apple follow through with much rumored plans to enter the connected TV business, it would prompt nearly a third of able consumers to abandon their typical 7-year upgrade cycle and consider opening up their wallets early -- for the right price.

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Hulu Plus launches on Apple TV

07/31/2012, 09:07 am

Apple on Tuesday quietly updated the Apple TV set-top box, adding a new application for the Hulu Plus streaming video service.

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Apple TV sales up 170%, reaches installed base of 6.8 million AirPlay-ready HDTVs

07/24/2012, 07:07 pm

Quarterly sales of Apple TV reached 1.3 million units in the June 2012 quarter, up 170% over the previous year and bringing fiscal year sales of the device to 4 million.

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Smart TV makers forming alliances out of fear Apple will soon dominate their industry too

07/20/2012, 10:07 am

Though concrete evidence of Apple's long-rumored foray into the Smart TV business largely boils down to a one-off comment made by the company's late co-founder shortly before his passing last year, several established TV makers are taking no chances and are reportedly scurrying to form alliances with one another to help defend their turf from the booming tech giant.

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iOS 6 beta 3 for Apple TV brings expanded AirPlay control

07/18/2012, 03:07 pm

The latest beta of iOS 6 makes the Apple TV set-top box beyond a device that simply receives media, allowing users to actively stream audio to external AirPlay-enabled speakers.

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