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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.


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.


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.


Google to take on Apple TV with $299 'Nexus Q'

06/27/2012, 02:06 pm

Google on Wednesday unveiled a new $299 hardware device called the "Nexus Q" that allows users to stream music, movies and music from the Google Play storefront.


iOS 6 beta for Apple TV allows customizable app icon layouts

06/27/2012, 11:06 am

Apple's latest beta of iOS 6 for the Apple TV allows users to customize and reorder the layout of application icons, just like on the iPhone and iPad.


Brightcove helps iOS developers build dual-screen apps for Apple TV

06/26/2012, 11:06 am

Brightcove on Tuesday unveiled a new solution for iOS developers that aims to make it easy to develop dual-screen content for the Apple TV over AirPlay.


Foxconn rumored to begin receiving Apple television LCDs in Q3 2012

06/21/2012, 08:06 am

A new rumor claims Sharp is set to begin delivering LCD TV panels to assembler Foxconn in order to begin building Apple television sets.


Foxconn may buy more Sharp shares, fueling Apple television rumors

06/18/2012, 10:06 am

Foxconn is said to be in talks to buy more shares of display panel maker Sharp, once again prompting speculation that their alliance could play a key role in Apple's rumored television set.


Apple television rumored to have motion detection, iPad-like remote

06/11/2012, 09:06 am

Apple's anticipated television set may feature unique motion detection technology, as well as a new touchscreen remote akin to a cheaper iPad with a plastic exterior, according to a new report.


Apple TV 5.0.2 software update rolls out

06/05/2012, 04:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its Apple TV software to version 5.0.2 for second and third generation units.


Brightcove CEO expects Apple TV add-on for FaceTime, motion control

06/04/2012, 10:06 am

In addition to a full-fledged television set, the CEO of Internet video provider Brightcove also expects Apple to release a thin black bar that will add FaceTime video chat and motion control to existing, non-Apple televisions.


Netflix online movie streaming revenue explodes, slices Apple share in half

06/01/2012, 11:06 pm

Incredible gains in subscription-based online video-on-demand allowed Netflix to become the number one U.S. online movie service by revenue for 2011 after taking a deep cut into Apple's share of the market.


55" Apple LCD TV for about $2,000 seen as matter of 'when,' not 'if'

06/01/2012, 07:06 am

Recent information from component suppliers and comments from Apple CEO Tim Cook have further increased one analyst's confidence that Apple will unveil a television set late this year and launch it in the first half of 2013.


1080p refresh doubled Apple TV sales in 2012, 2.7M sold so far

05/29/2012, 10:05 pm

The refreshed 1080p Apple TV has doubled sales of the device in the first half of 2012, as Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed on Tuesday that 2.7 million units of the set-top box have been sold already in 2012.


Apple television announcement expected to precede launch by 2-6 months

05/29/2012, 01:05 pm

Apple is likely to provide developers with a head-start to create software for its new television before it becomes available for consumers to purchase, according to a new analysis.


Apple reportedly manufacturing test batch of first smart TVs

05/28/2012, 11:05 am

Apple this month is reported to have begun production of the first prototypes of its much-anticipated connected television sets at one of its overseas manufacturing facilities ahead of a general production ramp expected to begin late in the 2012 calendar year.


Absinthe 2.0 jailbreaks most iDevices running iOS 5.1.1

05/25/2012, 01:05 pm

The untethered jailbreak Absinthe v2.0 debuted on Friday with compatibility for almost all devices powered by Apple's A4 and A5 processors running the latest iOS 5.1.1 firmware, and is the first solution to unlock the new iPad.


Samsung, Sony begin enforcing minimum prices on HDTVs to grow margins

05/23/2012, 08:05 am

Sony and Samsung, two of the world's largest TV makers, have begun enforcing minimum prices on their sets, in an effort to aid brick-and-mortar retailers and improve margins in the cutthroat HDTV business.


Apple television could double US household spending on Apple products

05/18/2012, 08:05 am

If Apple were to launch a full-fledged television set, it could cause total average annual U.S. household spending on Apple products to double to $888 by 2015, according to a new projection.


Remote control iPad interface reportedly outlined for rumored Apple HDTV

05/15/2012, 05:05 pm

An uncorroborated report claims to have knowledge of how Apple is planning to use the iPad with a much rumored unannounced television, saying that the tablet will run dedicated remote control apps featuring an enhanced UI.