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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...
iPhone & iPad Live 284: The new iPad

iPhone & iPad Live 284: The new iPad

Georgia, Rene, and David Barnard of Appcubby are in full post-game mode, reviewing everything Apple announced at the new iPad event, including iOS 5.1, the new Apple TV, the new iPad, and more. This is iPhone & iPad Live! Brought to you by Audible. Please visit http://www.audiblepodcast.com/...
Apple TV shipping estimate slips to 1-2 weeks

Apple TV shipping estimate slips to 1-2 weeks

Bad news if you are planning on pre-ordering the new Apple TV for delivery on March 16. The shipping estimate has slipped to a rather vague 1-2 week instead of the original guaranteed delivery on March 16. Apple announced the new Apple TV at its media event yesterday along with the new iPad. The...
New Apple TV with streamlined interface unveiled, 1080p iTunes Movies now in the cloud

New Apple TV with streamlined interface unveiled, 1080p iTunes Movies now in the cloud

Kicking off the new iPad event, Apple CEO Tim Cook has just announced a new Apple TV, a new Apple TV user interface, new iTunes Movies in the cloud, and most importantly -- full 1080p support. Looking at the interface,  you can see items are no longer "listed" but rather, laid out in a more icon...
New Apple TV rumored to remain at $99 price point, new mystery accessory to cost $39

New Apple TV rumored to remain at $99 price point, new mystery accessory to cost $39

Apple is set to announce the next generation iPad later today at its media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Also on the agenda is a revamped Apple TV which 9to5 Mac has garnered some rather interesting information. According to their sources, the new Apple TV will...
More Apple TV 3 rumors, dual-core iPad redux

More Apple TV 3 rumors, dual-core iPad redux

Once again, rumors are circulating about an Apple TV 3 update to accompany the new iPad 3/iPad HD. Adding yet more weight to previous reports, The Verge's Josh Topolsky says the new Apple TV will indeed be 1080p, and what's more: According to sources familiar with the matter, Apple will...
Apple rumored to be launching a TV streaming service in time for Christmas

Apple rumored to be launching a TV streaming service in time for Christmas

Apple is rumoured to be launching its own TV streaming service which could be available in time for Christmas. The news comes from a report in the New York Post which claims to have some inside information on the direction Apple is looking to take. For months, Apple’s point man, Eddie Cue, has...
Apple TV 3 rumored to be readying for March launch

Apple TV 3 rumored to be readying for March launch

There's a rumor going around that Apple could be preparing a second product launch to accompany the iPad 3 this March, and the current front-runner is Apple TV 3. Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac reports: We’ve been hearing that supplies of the Apple TV are severely constrained, but it’s hard to see...
Samsung isn't worried about an Apple iTV, even though they probably should be

Samsung isn't worried about an Apple iTV, even though they probably should be

At a recent trade show, Samsung product manager Chris Moseley commented on the recent rumours swirling about an Apple-made TV. "We've not seen what they've done but what we can say is that they don't have 10,000 people in R&D in the vision category. They don't have the best scaling engine in...

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