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Topic: Apple TV

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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