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Lightning connector drops video-out support, wants you to use AirPlay and an Apple TV

iPhone 5, Lightning connector don't list video-out support, promote AirPlay and an Apple TV instead

Apple's old 30-pin iPod connector carried a lot of legacy support through the years, but it also was a capable, if chunky, connection. Those 30 pins could handle a whole hell of a lot, including serial, line-in, and component and composite video. With the switch to the new 8-pin Lightning...
Apple television plans still bogged down in media negotiations

Apple television plans still bogged down in media negotiations

For those waiting on a full-on Apple television set, or even an enhanced Apple TV will more traditional capabilities, it looks like you'll have to keep waiting, at least for now. While Apple is likely ready to go from a technology standpoint, they can't seem to come to agreements with entrenched...
iTunes Festival app appearing on Apple TV’s ahead of September 1 start

iTunes Festival app appearing on Apple TV’s ahead of September 1 start

Apple has pushed out an update for the Apple TV that brings an iTunes Festival app to the main screen. The iTunes Festival, much like the Hulu Plus app that appeared earlier this month, doesn’t require a software update it just appears on your home screen over the air. The iTunes Festival is a UK...
Apple set-top-box rumored to provide DVR-like TV on demand, iPad-like interface, social networking

Apple set-top-box rumored to provide DVR-like TV on demand, iPad-like interface, social networking

Yet more rumors are surfacing about Apple's plans for a set-top box that would provide access not only to traditional iTunes content, but traditional TV content as well. Interestingly, for the second day in a row, the report comes by way of the Wall Street Journal's Jessica E. Vascellaro and Sam...
Apple reportedly in talks with cable companies regarding live TV for Apple set-top box

Apple reportedly in talks with cable companies regarding live TV for Apple set-top box

Aside from a full-on Apple television, one of the longest running rumors in Apple living-room land is a deal with cable companies and/or broadcast networks for the right to air traditional cable programming on an Apple TV or similar set-top box. However, television is notoriously myopic and...
Apple wins patent that could potentially turn Apple TV into a cable box

Apple wins patent that could potentially turn Apple TV into a cable box

Apple has just been granted a patent that it applied for 6 years ago that would allow them to turn the Apple TV into a cable box of sorts. This means instead of simply being able to stream content from iTunes, Netflix, and now Hulu, you'd be able to watch regular tv as well. The US Patent and...
Hulu Plus now available on Apple TV

Hulu Plus now available on Apple TV

Hulu Plus, the U.S. streaming television service jointly ventured by NBC, Fox, and ABC, is now available on the Apple TV. It began appearing over night, and now the official Hulu blog has made the official announcement: Keeping up with the latest episode of Family Guy, MasterChef and New Girl...
How to access iTunes in the Cloud TV shows on your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and PC

How to access iTunes in the Cloud TV shows on your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and PC

iTunes in the Cloud is part of iCloud, and lets you re-download or stream your previously purchased TV shows -- and music, movies, iBooks, and apps -- from your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Apple TV, or Windows or Mac PC. If you switch devices regularly, or don't want to take up space storing TV...
1.3 million Apple TV units sold, still considered a hobby?

1.3 million Apple TV units sold, still considered a hobby?

During Apple's Q3 conference call today Apple announced that they had sold 1.3 million Apple TVs for a total of 4 million. This figure is up 173% from last quarter even though many are still considering the Apple TV to be a hobby device. The Apple TV, which got updated with support for full...
Poll: Which next-gen iOS device do you want the most?

Poll: Which next-gen iOS device do you want the most?

Which next-gen iOS device do you want the most? There will almost certainly be an iPhone 5 this fall, likely October, and it may well come with a 4-inch, 16:9 screen and an LTE radio for super-fast networking. But is that the next-generation iOS device you want most? Rumors are also running hot...
WWDC 2012 and iOS 6: What we didn't get

WWDC 2012 and iOS 6: What we didn't get

Expectations were high for the iOS 6 announcement at WWDC today, and many of them were met, but there were a lot of others that didn't. Rene has blown through a ton of features on competing smartphone platforms that could find a comfortable home on iOS. Even though some of those areas will be...
Apple updates Apple TV to iOS 5.1.1 (software 5.0.2)

Apple updates Apple TV to iOS 5.1.1 (software 5.0.2)

Apple has pushed out Apple TV software version 5.0.2 (4250), still listed as iOS 5.1.1, but now with build number 9B830. The update is for both the 2010 Apple TV (720p) and 2012 Apple TV (1080p). Like with the last update, no new features are shown, and no new services seem to have been added, so...
aTV Flash (black) Apple TV jailbreak package updated with subtitle downloads and more

aTV Flash (black) Apple TV jailbreak package updated with subtitle downloads and more

FireCore has released another update to its hugely popular software for jailbroken second generation Apple TV's (2010, 720p version). The new 1.6 release includes a raft of new features and improvements, the most interesting being the ability to download subtitles for movies in your collection on...
iPhone & iPad Live 296: iOS 6 and Apple TV apps speculation

iPhone & iPad Live 296: iOS 6 and Apple TV apps speculation

Rene, Seth, and App Cubby's David Barnard start previewing WWDC 2012 and end up doing an deep dive in iOS 6 and how Apple could address app switching, inter-app communications, the Home screen, gestures, contact and social profiles, and more. And then talk Apple TV apps. This is iPhone & iPad...
Regarding an Apple TV App Store

Regarding an Apple TV App Store

You'll hear a lot more discussion of this at the tail end of tonights iPhone & iPad Live podcast with Seth Clifford of Nickelfish and David Barnard of App Cubby, but as rumors are spreading that WWDC 2012 might bring with it an "App Store" for Apple TV, I wanted to get something up on the...
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...

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