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Apple rumored to show off iTV operating system at WWDC

Apple rumored to show off iTV operating system at WWDC

We've been hearing an awful lot about Apple making their own TV set lately, and now rumors are being mongered that we may actually get a glance at the operating system that will be powering it next week at WWDC 2012. Details are scarce, but apparently the iTV OS will include a control out API for...
Apple sold nearly 3 million Apple TVs in 2011, already sold nearly 3 million Apple TVs in first half of 2012, won't comment on Apple television

Apple sold nearly 3 million Apple TVs in 2011, already sold nearly 3 million Apple TVs in first half of 2012, won't comment on Apple television

As part of his talk at the D10 Conference today, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that while they'd sold nearly 3 million Apple TVs during their entire 2011 financial year, they'd already sold 3 million in the first two quarters of 2012 alone. That's double the rate of sales for last year so far, and...
Steve Jobs wanted to create an iCar according to current Apple board member

Steve Jobs wanted to create an iCar according to current Apple board member

According to J. Crew CEO and current Apple board member, Mickey Drexler, Steve Jobs didn’t just want to re-invent the personal computer, mobile phone, and music industry -- he also wanted to take a stab at the car industry too. In an interview at Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored conference...
Seas0nPass jailbreak tool updated to support latest Apple TV software

Seas0nPass jailbreak tool updated to support latest Apple TV software

Seas0nPass, the popular jailbreak tool for the 2010 Apple TV (720p) has just received an update that will allow it to jailbreak the latest Apple TV software. Apple has just released the Apple TV software update taking it to version 5.0.1; it is actually version 5.1.1 inline with other iOS devices...
Foxconn supposedly preparing to manufacture Apple television set [Updated]

Foxconn supposedly preparing to manufacture Apple television set [Updated]

Update: Not surprisingly, Foxconn has denied the statement, telling The Next Web: “Any reports,” the statement reads, “that Foxconn confirmed that it is preparing to produce a specific product for any customer are not accurate.” Foxconn chiarman Terry Gou was recently quoted as saying that...
Apple updates Apple TV to iOS 5.1.1 (software 5.0.1)

Apple updates Apple TV to iOS 5.1.1 (software 5.0.1)

Apple has pushed out Apple TV software version 5.0.1 (4224), aka iOS 5.1.1 (9B206f). The update applies to both the 2010 Apple TV (720p) and 2012 Apple TV (1080p). No new features are shown following the update, and no new services seem to have been added, so this could well be a bug fix and...
Apple in talks with Epix over content streaming to Apple TV and other devices

Apple in talks with Epix over content streaming to Apple TV and other devices

According to reports, Apple has been in talks with major TV channel Epix over rights to streaming its content to the Apple TV or any other Apple device which has that capability. The Epix channel is backed by three major movie studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures and Lionsgate. Apple...
Steve Jobs didn't think TVs and computers were going to merge

Steve Jobs didn't think TVs and computers were going to merge

Brent Schlender, a veteran journalist that has been covering Apple for the last 25 yeras, has recently published new snippets of interviews with Steve Jobs. One quote in particular from 1998 sharply counterpoints recent rumours of a full-blown Apple TV set. I don't really believe that...
aTV Flash (black) Apple TV jailbreak package gets updated with a revamped video player and more

aTV Flash (black) Apple TV jailbreak package gets updated with a revamped video player and more

FireCore has released another update to its hugely popular software for jailbroken second generation Apple TV's (2010, 720p version). The new 1.5 release includes a revamped video player which claims to improve playback performance of most video file types. Today we're happy to release a brand...
Apple supposedly met with Valve to talk about motion, voice and touch-capable TV [Updated]

Apple supposedly met with Valve to talk about motion, voice and touch-capable TV [Updated]

UPDATE: Never happened, according to Valve. We actually, we all sent mail to each other, going, "Who's Tim Cook meeting with? Is he meeting with you? I'm not meeting with Tim Cook." So we're... it's one of those rumors that was stated so factually that we were actually confused. No one...
1080p Apple TV has a dual-core processor after all

1080p Apple TV has a dual-core processor after all

Some recent poking around inside Apple's third-generation TV unit show that there's actually a dual-core A5 processor inside, and not the single-core CPU listed on the spec sheet. It's possible Apple's just reusing iPad 2 parts that have a bad core, and simply disabling it. Further investigation...
Apple TV jailbreak updated for iOS 5.1

Apple TV jailbreak updated for iOS 5.1

If you updated your Apple TV recently to 5.0 (iOS 5.1) you can now jailbreak it again. FireCore has just updated their popular Seas0nPass jailbreak tool to offer tethered support for the newest firmware on the second generation Apple TV. If you picked up a new Apple TV, you'll have to sit this...
New Apple TV interface design reportedly old, vetoed by Steve Jobs 5 years ago

New Apple TV interface design reportedly old, vetoed by Steve Jobs 5 years ago

The new Apple TV user interface designs, which debuted alongside the new 1080p Apple TV, are actually 5 years old and were originally tossed out by the late Steve Jobs, who didn't like them. This according to Michael Margolis on Twitter, who claims to have "implemented much of the AppleTV 2.0 UI...
New Apple TV teardown reveals extra RAM to handle 1080p video streaming

New Apple TV teardown reveals extra RAM to handle 1080p video streaming

Now that folks have had some time to play with their new Apple TVs, it's inevitable that a few are going to crack theirs open to see what's inside. The new Apple TV sports a single-core A5 processor, which is a step up from the A4 used in the previous generation, but it's not dual-core, like the...
iMore Picks of the Week for March 18, 2012

iMore Picks of the Week for March 18, 2012

Every week the editors at iMore carefully select some of our favorite, most useful, most extraordinary apps, accessories, gadgets, and websites. This week's selections include a Dropbox-based plain text editor, a camera app that's bound to capture any action, a strategy game, a photo editing app...
1080p Apple TV shipments start arriving early

1080p Apple TV shipments start arriving early

If you're hoping to get your new 3rd-generation new iPad in the mail early, maybe the fact that some 2012 Apple TV units are hitting doorsteps today will give you some hope. We got this shot of the brand-spanking-new Apple TV delivered safely to the home of one of our New York readers. Reviews of...
The first new Apple TV reviews are in - solid value, but not a big upgrade

The first new Apple TV reviews are in - solid value, but not a big upgrade

Although it might be overshadowed by the new iPad reviews looming large, select journos have had some time with the new Apple TV, and have posted largely positive reviews. Just to recap, the new Apple TV introduces 1080p video streaming, access to cloud-stored iTunes movies, and a brand new user...
Steve Jobs tried to land Apple TV deal with CBS, Les Moonves declined

Steve Jobs tried to land Apple TV deal with CBS, Les Moonves declined

CBS CEO Leslie Moonves mentioned in an interview recently that Steve Jobs had approached him about syndicating television content on Apple TV. Jobs pitched the partnership as a subscription service, but there aren't many details beyond that. Moonves shot down Jobs, citing concerns about disrupting...
Editors desk: The new iPad, nothing's unbeatable, the privacy car, and podcasting

Editors desk: The new iPad, nothing's unbeatable, the privacy car, and podcasting

The new column. It comes after last week's column 2. If that confuses you, just call it the column (3rd edition). Yeah, I went there. It's been a heckuva week so cut me some slack. We've all been running on equal parts adrenalin and recklessly strong coffee and might soon be going into a...
1080p iTunes video: Is the difference in image quality worth the difference in file size?

1080p iTunes video: Is the difference in image quality worth the difference in file size?

Apple has made 1080p TV shows and music available for streaming and purchase via the iTunes Store. The price is the same as the previous 720p HD content, but is the image quality better enough to justify the bigger download sizes and increased storage they'll require? First of all it's worth...

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