August 1, 2012 |
Apple rolled out a software update for its Apple TV set-top box Tuesday that includes a new app for Hulu . Apple TV owners have been waiting forever for Hulu service to land on the device. Previously, there were rumors that a Hulu Plus app was created but wasn't approved by Apple. Some people speculated that this was because a Hulu service threatened Apple's TV show sales via iTunes. And with OS X Mountain Lion's new Mac Airplay feature, there's really no reason not to put Hulu on the Apple TV. To access Hulu content, users will...
March 8, 2012 |
Earlier today Apple debuted the third version of its Apple TV set-top box, which enables higher-definition video playback, a new user interface and some additional integration with the company's iCloud service. After downloading the updated software to my existing Apple TV device and imagining the speedier media playback with better picture quality, I'll admit that the overall device is coming into its own. But most of what's new about the Apple TV's new version is purely cosmetic and shouldn't have taken over a year to see...
November 7, 2011 |
A one-sentence mention of the Apple TV in the authorized Steve Jobs biography has sparked a whole lot of chatter about what, exactly, Jobs may have "cracked" about the interface of the connected television. In his column for The Washington Post, Joshua Topolsky posited that Apple TV would be valuable because it would let users beam content among their phones, tablets, computers and televisions. Others have suggested, perhaps, that the mobile devices or voice control would replace the remote...
December 27, 2011 |
Rumors of an Apple television have resurfaced with supply chain sources telling DigiTimes that they're starting to prepare components for 32- and 37-inch "iTV" sets launching in Q2 or Q3 of 2012. According to the Taiwanese publication, suppliers will begin preparing materials in Q1 to prepare for the mid-year production ramp up. The mythical Apple television has been rumored for years, but picked up steam after Steve Jobs was quoted in Walter Isaacson's biography saying that he'd " finally cracked it . "...
October 21, 2011 |
The new biography on Steve Jobs has a major product reveal: Apple may drop a full-fledged television. Right now, the company sells a set-top box that company officials have called a "hobby. " But his comments in Walter Isaacson's authorized biography — which was reviewed by The Washington Post — hint at something more to come. "He very much wanted to do for television sets what he had done for computers, music players, and phones: make them simple and elegant," Isaacson wrote.
February 15, 2012 |
In a speech at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference Tuesday, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook hinted at the company's plans for the television space while simultaneously declining to comment on what Apple's plans for a television are. Apple's only television product, the set-top box Apple TV, has long been classified as a "hobby" by the Cupertino, Calif.-based company, but that hobby has sold 1.4 million units in the last quarter alone....