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Apple debuts iTV as 'Apple TV'

updated 12:40 pm EST, Tue January 9, 2007

Apple debuts 'Apple TV'

Apple CEO Steve Jobs today debuted 'Apple TV' (site not updated) during his keynote speech at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, renaming the former 'iTV' while providing details on the wireless media streaming device. Apple TV enables users to receive movies wirelessly, displaying them on a TV across the home. The new Apple offering includes three networking standards (g, b, and n) and ships with a component cable. Apple TV supports up to 720p HD Vide, and includes a 40GB drive to store video. The device features an Intel-based processor to work with video, music, and photos. Apple TV can autosync content from one computer and stream content from up to five computers, automatically syncing most recent movies and storing them on the hard drive. The new device does not store streaming content on the hard drive, and ships with a simple Apple remote that allows users to wirelessly surf trailers while connected to the internet.




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  1. lamewing

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    an iPod phone huh?

    Well now Apple has created a convergence device for all of us. Of course now if we want to use the device fully we have to 1) be a member of a specific phone carrier (is it worldwide capable if I spend a year in Japan?) or 2)we have to find a free wifi signal to use.

    I tried out a the Sony Mylo which also has the wifi capability and I hate to say it, but the U.S. isn't like many of the larger East Asian countries; we don't have free wifi everywhere.

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    7.7 in form factor...

    ...I smell a 3.5" drive core 2 duo mini @ 500gb...?

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Too early

    This is a pre-announcement to shut the rumor mill up. In 6 months we'll know if you can get it unlocked, in Canada, etc.

    And newbee2001, there are plenty of images on Apple's web site.

  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    i got excited, then...

    I lost all interest. It's Cingular only, and while my parents want me to go back to them I do not. I also do not like that it's a locked down device, it should have been unlocked. I do like the Integrated OS X, OS-x-on-a-chip if you will. I like a lot of things about it, and then... they said Cingular, and I said "Hello old Nokia friend." If they have them at the Apple store, I might toy with one in the future and wait for them to have an unlocked edition.

  1. tonton

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Problems with Apple TV.

    First, why the iPhone comments in this thread?

    Second, this thing requires an HDTV!? I can't use it with my regular PAL/NTSC TV!? WTF!!?

    Third, I'm still waiting for the iTunes Store here, even though we're one of the largest music markets in the world. I worry it'll never come...

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: stfu fubar

    Why would you tell him to stfu - he's right? Anything that wasn't straight Objective-C Cocoa can be a daunting task to port to Intel.

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