apple tv

  • Thoughts On Apple’s Latest TV Efforts

    Thoughts On Apple’s Latest TV Efforts

    Earlier this week, a few reports emerged about Apple’s upcoming plans to disrupt the TV market. The first mentioned that Apple was trying to work with cable providers on finding new ways to distribute TV through its hardware, rather than trying to license content itself. The second report gave a few more details about what that hardware would be capable of. I’ve been thinking… Read More

  • Yes, Apple Is In Discussions With Cable Operators, And Everyone Has Known This For Months

    Yes, Apple Is In Discussions With Cable Operators, And Everyone Has Known This For Months

    August Journalism, anyone? Just because some outlets have a short memory, let’s get this out of the way right up front: Yes, Apple is in discussions with cable operators, and has been for months. Of course, just because Apple’s strategy hasn’t actually changed recently won’t stop some other sites from acting like the heavens have opened up and Steve Jobs himself is… Read More

  • Apple Shipped 1.3M Apple TVs In Q3 2012, Still Calls It A Hobby

    Apple Shipped 1.3M Apple TVs In Q3 2012, Still Calls It A Hobby

    “We are not going to keep products around we don’t believe in,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in regards to the Apple TV on today’s earnings call. He also stated that Apple still considers the product a hobby although Apple keeps at the project because they stated “it will lead us [Apple] somewhere.” Apple is very happy with Apple TV’s growth. The… Read More

  • The Future Fruits Of Apple + Facebook

    The Future Fruits Of Apple + Facebook

    When CEO Tim Cook kept saying “stay tuned” at D10 about new Apple collaborations with Facebook, he may have meant it literally. Soon you could be tuning into Facebook on Apple TV, or seeing your iTunes or iPod activity auto-shared to Facebook. Boosted revenue, better ad targeting, and trouble for mutual enemy Google are all potential benefits. While there are plenty of smaller… Read More

  • Tim Cook On Apple TV: “We’re Going To Keep Pulling The String”

    Tim Cook On Apple TV: “We’re Going To Keep Pulling The String”

    Apple CEO Tim Cook talked about the company’s TV plans tonight at the D10 conference. His comments were all pretty vague, but if nothing else, he hinted strongly that Apple does in fact have plans for future TV products. When interviewers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher pressed Cook on whether he thinks the current Apple TV product is good enough, he said, “We’re going to… Read More

  • Forrester: 32.1 Million U.S. Households Now Access Online Video On Their TVs

    Forrester: 32.1 Million U.S. Households Now Access Online Video On Their TVs

    Almost 115 million households in the U.S. currently own at least on TV set and 36 million own four or more. That’s a huge market and as Apple, Google and Microsoft try wrestle more of this business away from the traditional content and hardware players, the old-school cable and satellite providers now suddenly have to content with this new group of challengers that, until now, barely… Read More

  • No, AirPlay Is Not The New Apple TV

    No, AirPlay Is Not The New Apple TV

    If you asked your mom or dad what DLNA or UPnP stood for or did, would they just look at you weird? While the two technologies enable users to wirelessly beam content to Internet Connected TVs from their tablets, phones, and computers, Apple’s AirPlay is the first implementation that makes the experience seamless. Tap the button again and playback resumes on your root device. No… Read More

  • Foxconn To Invest $1.6B In Sharp For Flat Panels, Maybe For The iPad? Maybe For Apple TV?

    Foxconn To Invest $1.6B In Sharp For Flat Panels, Maybe For The iPad? Maybe For Apple TV?

    Apple has yet to make any statements about where and when we might ever see an Apple TV product to match the impact it has had in the smartphone and tablet markets. But news of an investment by its key manufacturing partner, Foxconn, could point to the confidence others have of what might be coming soon. Foxconn is investing a combined 133 billion yen ($1.6 billion) in TV maker Sharp… Read More

  • Jobs’ Rejection Of TV Designs “Isn’t A Huge Deal” Says Former Apple Engineer

    Jobs’ Rejection Of TV Designs “Isn’t A Huge Deal” Says Former Apple Engineer

    It’s a sin I know almost too well as a blogger. It’s slow going for news on a Friday night and the pageview gods send you a reprieve in the form of a tweet. A former Apple engineer is berating the company’s design ethic in the post-Jobs era in less than 140 characters? Score! Suddenly one story becomes another story then another story then another story then another… Read More

  • TechCrunch Reviews the Apple TV

    Fly Or Die: Apple TV

    Apple’s third-generation Apple TV didn’t really enjoy the limelight upon arrival. Something flashier stole the show. But it’s still an important product, especially considering that the way we consume media is rapidly changing. Matt and I discuss this, and actually end up arguing a little bit more than I expected, in this episode of Fly or Die. Read More

  • The New Apple TV Will Finish What The Mac Started: Killing Off Discs

    The New Apple TV Will Finish What The Mac Started: Killing Off Discs

    I remember watching the HD DVD vs. Blu-ray wars closely a few years back. I wanted one to win so I could go out and buy a next generation movie player. But the battle went on and on, and by the time Blu-ray won, I had set my sights on a new frontier: digital distribution. I never did get that Blu-ray player. And now I’m quite certain I never will. The new 1080p Apple TV is here. To be… Read More

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