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.