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Apple TV has A4 chip, iOS, so where are the apps, games, a web browser?

The new Apple TV is running on an Apple A4 chip, just like iPhone and iPad, and almost certainly running iOS, so where are the apps, games, and web browser?

We got Netflix, but it was built in just like YouTube. We got iOS under the covers but no iOS-style UI. We got AirPlay, so we can stream from iPhone or iPad, and presumably there'll be an Apple Remote app to control Apple TV via iPhone or iPad...

... but I kinda wanted more.

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iOS 4.1 to fix proximity sensor, Bluetooth, and iPhone 3G performance bugs

Steve Jobs began his introduction of iOS 4.1 for iPhone and iPod touch not by listing the new features, but by listing the bugs it fixes -- proximity sensor, Bluetooth, and iPhone 3G.

Each of those were annoying enough to be near deal-breakers for some, so their being fixed is certainly good news. Finally.

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New Apple TV, 1/4 the size, streaming only, rental only, Netflix, $99

We don't know if it runs iOS but we do know the new Apple TV, introduced today as part of Apple's 2010 special music event, is 1/4 the size of version 1, and does away with sync and purchase for stream and rent, and bakes in Netflix all for only $99.

You'll be able to get HD Hollywood movies day and date with the DVD/BD for $4.99 and older content will cost less. TV shows from ABC and FOX will cost $0.99.

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Apple introduces iTunes 10 with new icon, streamlined UI, Ping social network

iTunes 10 was shown off today during Apple's special music event and the big news is -- the CD is dead and a new icon is born. Okay, the real big news is a better, more streamlined user interface and the introducing of Ping, which Steve Jobs said is a social music network that blends aspects of Facebook and Twitter.

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Apple introduces iPod touch with Retina Display, FaceTime, HD Video

As part of the 2010 special music event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced a new iPod touch with Retina Display, HD video recording, FaceTime video calling, Apple A4 chip, 3-axis gyro, and iOS 4.1 with Game Center.

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Apple introduces tiny, iPhone-like multitouch iPod nano

During Apple's annual special music event today Steve Jobs introduced a new iPod nano that removes the click wheel and adds a 1.5-inch multitouch screen and an iPhone-like background and set of icons including Music, Genius, FM radio (hey, where's that for iPhone?), Fitness, and iTunes. It also has some interesting new gestures like touch and twist to rotate the screen. (No accelerometer?)

“This is the biggest reinvention of the iPod nano since its debut in 2005, and we think users are going to love it,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Replacing the click wheel with our Multi-Touch interface has enabled us to shrink the iPod nano into an amazingly small design that is instantly wearable with its built-in clip.”

Available in nano chromatic colors. $149 for 8GB $179 for 16GB. They ship next week.

Check out the screen in the shot above and one more afte and let us know what you think!

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iOS 4.1 for iPhone, iPod touch next week, iOS 4.2 for iPad in November

As part of their special music event today, Steve Jobs announced iOS 4.1 for iPhone and iPod touch would be coming next week, and iOS 4.2 for iPad would be coming in November.

iOS 4.1 includes everything we've seen so far, including bug fixes for the proximity sensor, Bluetooth, iPhone 3G performance. It also adds HDR photos, HD YouTube uploads, TV rentals, and Game Center.

iOS 4.2 includes all of iOS 4.1 along with wireless printing and AirPlay, which replaces airtunes and adds streaming video and pictures.

Both will be free updates.

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Apple live streaming music event to test new data center?

Cult of Mac claims a source has told them Apple is live streaming today's special music event as a way to test their massive new, North Carolina data center, set to go fully operational later this year.

Apple’s first live video broadcast in years is a test of the server farm’s ability to stream a future version of iTunes for iOS devices, our tipster says.

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Steve Jobs happy Intel bought Infineon WSL?

According to CEO Paul Otelini, he made sure Steve Jobs was comfortable with the purchase before Intel acquired Apple iPhone 3G baseband supplier, Infineon WSL.

Intel chef Paul Otellini says he checked the opinion of Apple CEO Steve Jobs before buying German chipmaker Infineon Technologies' wireless unit for US$7.7 billion. The deal makes Intel a major supplier of the baseband chips that let mobile phones connect to cellular networks.

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Fox, ABC to offer $0.99 iTunes rentals, CBS, NBC to keep heads buried in sand?

"People familiar with the situation" (yes, them again) have told the Wall Street Journal that both Fox and ABC are good to go on $0.99 iTunes TV show rentals, and will be announced later today at Apple's special music event. Since ABC is owned by Disney, whose largest shareholder is Steve Jobs, their getting on board isn't a huge surprise. Likewise, Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox, introduced Jobs at D8 and is all up in Apple rescuing print media (like the Wall Street Journal) and TV alike.

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