Apple has widened the net of its Apple TV streaming video box to include Yahoo and PBS apps.
The Yahoo Screen video app rolled it out last month on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The app has videos, mostly short, from the likes of "Saturday Night Live," "The Colbert Report," and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," plus live news and events and music. Many of those are items you can watch through Apple TV's Hulu Plus app in full, but the Yahoo Screen app also has original programs from Yahoo, such as … Read more
Forecasting when the Apple TV will arrive has become a sport. Now one analyst is even saying 2015 -- or later.
Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, via 9to5Mac, said he believes an Apple TV -- a real TV and not the set-top box variety -- won't arrive until 2015 or 2016.
And he cites some of the same reasons that NPD DisplaySearch cited earlier this week. That is, Apple TV sales will be small unless Apple can find a way to integrate new TV services and content.
With most eyes trained on 2014 as the year of Apple HDTV news, another Apple presentation has come and gone without word about the Cupertino, Calif. computer maker's ambitions for the living room.
As expected, Apple unveiled updated MacBook Pro laptops and next generation of its tablet, the iPad Air and iPad Air Mini, at an event Tuesday. But the company didn't have anything to say about Apple TV.
The latest discussion around Apple's television aspirations -- as it has been for more than a year -- is that late 2014 will be the time for a launch of an ultra-high definition Apple TV … Read more
Will 2014 be the year that Apple unveils its much-rumored TV? One analyst thinks so.
Ultra-high definition Apple TVs with 65-inch and 55-inch frameless screens are likely to launch by the end of next year, according to Advanced Research Japan analyst Masahiko Ishino. Speaking with The Wall Street Journal, Ishino said that the TVs will probably sell at anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500.
One of Apple's goals is to do away with all of the tuners and cables required for conventional TVs, according to Ishino.
"It'll probably be more of a smart monitor than what … Read more
Here's what I'd like to see.
Will the long-rumored Apple TV refresh finally make an appearance at Apple's October 22 event?
Speculation is running wild Friday after Amazon France and Amazon Germany both indicated that Apple TV units were unavailable and would not be replenished until October 23 -- a day after an Apple event that's expected to bring new iPads, among other things. Amazon US, meanwhile, still has Apple TV units available, as does Apple's own online store. Amazon France was updated with Apple TV stock, but it's being sold through a third-party and not Amazon.CNET's live coverage of Apple's October 22 event … Read more
This is one feature many users will welcome, but for others it's something they'll want to keep off. Automatic software updates are convenient in that you don't have to keep tabs on when new software is available and remember to install it. But this can pose a problem when new software doesn't work as it should, which recently happened with Apple and the Apple TV. After the most recent update many users were complaining of a bricked device, so the update was pulled until Apple could resolve the issues.
With that in mind, you'll want … Read more
Apple appears to be planning a phablet, a Retina MacBook Air, and a 1.6-inch iWatch in its 2014 lineup, according to a research note from NPD DisplaySearch.
In addition to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 (some are calling it a 4.8-inch design), DisplaySearch anticipates a phablet-sized 5.7-inch iPhone with a 1,920x1,080 display (see chart at bottom), based on data from the supply chain of manufacturers in Asia.
That's the same resolution in many 10-inch-class devices and would match the 5-inch resolution of Samsung's Galaxy S4.
Other goodies expected from Apple include:Big iPad : … Read more
Apple two months ago hired a former cable TV executive, it has been revealed on his LinkedIn page.
Jean-François Mulé has reported on his LinkedIn page that he's now employed by Apple as an engineering director. As with other Apple employees, Mulé is coy about his duties at the company, but has sparked some interest from the media, saying on his page that he's "challenged, inspired and part of something big."
Not surprisingly, the Web is abuzz by what that "something big" might be. Did Apple bring Mulé on … Read more