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Topic: Apple TV

Apple seen taking 5% of HDTV market, earning $17B in revenue

02/07/2012, 11:02 am

If Apple were to offer high-definition television sets with an average selling price of $1,500, one Wall Street analyst believes the company could capture 5 percent of the market and earn $17 billion in revenue.

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Rogers, BCE rumored to already have Apple 'iTV' prototype in their labs

02/06/2012, 09:02 pm

A new report claims Canadian telecoms Rogers and Bell Canada have an early version of a much-rumored Apple television set in their labs and are in negotiations with the company to enter into a partnership for the device.

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Apple seen partnering with existing cable operators for 'iTV' content

02/06/2012, 02:02 pm

How Apple plans to provide content to users of its rumored television set remains unknown, but one Wall Street firm sees four potential ways Apple could approach one of its largest hurdles in bringing a connected television to market, with the most likely option seen as a partnership with existing cable providers.

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Best Buy customer survey details 42-inch Apple HDTV with iOS for $1499

02/06/2012, 09:02 am

Whether it's inside knowledge of a future product or purely speculation, electronics retailer Best Buy has made mention in a survey of a 42-inch high-definition Apple television set powered by iOS priced at $1,499.

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Apple CEO hints at no ARM-based MacBook Air as iPad to "soon satisfy" that niche

02/03/2012, 06:02 pm

After meeting with Apple chief executive Tim Cook and chief financial officer Peter Openheimer, Citi analysts noted a strong iPad outlook leaving little likelihood of an ARM-based MacBook Air, vast growth potential in China, an indistinct future role for Apple TV, and the strength and importance of iCloud.

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Apple adds Genius movie, TV recommendations to Apple TV

02/03/2012, 05:02 pm

Apple has added its Genius recommendation system from iTunes to Apple TV, offering to suggest titles related to previous purchases.

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Industry insiders downplay likelihood of Apple television release in Q2 2012

02/02/2012, 11:02 pm

As rumors continue to swirl that Apple is preparing to launch a connected television set, a new report claims it is highly unlikely that the company will release such a device in the second quarter of 2012 because Sharp has limited production of the IGZO panels reportedly bound for the device.

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Apple's universal remote concept hints at future television set

01/26/2012, 08:01 am

Apple has shown interest in building a new, simplified remote control that would automatically control a variety of devices while reducing setup and frustration for the user.

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Apple has sold over 4.2 Million iOS-based Apple TVs

01/24/2012, 06:01 pm

Apple TV sold 1.4 million units during the holiday quarter after sales of just over 2.8 million across its first year as an iOS product, but Apple's executives are still describing it as a hobby.

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Apple working to adopt 802.11ac 5G Gigabit WiFi this year

01/21/2012, 02:01 pm

Apple is expected to rapidly deploy support for the new 802.11ac specification this year, adding so called "Gigabit WiFi" to new AirPort base stations, Time Capsule, Apple TV, notebooks and potentially its mobile devices.

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Episodic TV patent credited to Steve Jobs could be used for rumored Apple TV

01/17/2012, 06:01 pm

Among a batch of new intellectual property granted to Apple by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was a patent regarding a method of organizing episodic content, with the filing being credited to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

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Apple's rumored television is 'the elephant in the room' at CES 2012

01/12/2012, 10:01 am

HDTV makers have shown increased innovation at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, spurred in part by fears that Apple is planning an entrance into the market with its own television set.

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LG releasing Google TV-based smart TV as Apple television rumors swirl

01/05/2012, 11:01 pm

LG has taken the wraps off its first Google TV-powered television set, even as rumors of an Apple television loom over the industry.

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Apple's television could offer superior picture quality with advanced backlighting

01/05/2012, 09:01 am

Apple has explored building displays with dynamic backlight adaptation for better picture quality, particularly when watching letterboxed widescreen movies on a high-definition screen.

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Designer Jony Ive reportedly has a 50-inch Apple television in his studio

01/04/2012, 11:01 am

A "slick" 50-inch Apple television is said to be housed in the secure California studio of Jonathan Ive, Apple's acclaimed head of product design.

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Google exec Marissa Mayer 'really impressed' with Apple's AirPort WiFi base stations

01/03/2012, 10:01 pm

Marissa Mayer, Google's Vice President of Location and Local Services, offered a glowing endorsement of Apple's AirPort wireless router products on her Google+ social network page, where she also notes that she uses multiple Apple TV in addition to Google's own set top boxes.

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Rumor: Apple, Google may bid on English Premier League TV rights

01/03/2012, 08:01 pm

A new report claims both Apple and Google are looking into placing bids for the TV rights to the next season of the English Premier League in order to bolster their respective Apple TV and Google TV platforms.

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Jailbreakers hack iOS on Apple TV to run full-screen iPad apps

01/01/2012, 09:01 am

Hackers have developed a workaround that enables full-screen versions of iOS apps for the iPad to run on a jailbroken Apple TV device.

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Nintendo reportedly planning 'full-blown' app store for next-gen Wii U console

12/29/2011, 10:12 pm

Nintendo is quietly working on an application store for its Wii U console that would compete directly with Apple's Apple TV set-top box and iPad tablet when it arrives next year, according to a new report.

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Apple television said to run on custom-built chips like iPhone, iPad

12/28/2011, 08:12 am

Rather than utilize off-the-shelf chips from a company such as Intel, Apple is expected to use its own custom-built chips like in the iPhone and iPad for its anticipated television set.

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