Apple TV Check in the Works
A little over a anniversary afterwards the advertisement of Google's new web and advertisement television service, Google TV, it has been appear that Apple is currently in the action of giving their own set-top box a desperate overhaul, and with a aggressive amount point.
According to Engadget, who has cited several bearding sources abutting to the matter, Apple affairs to alter their Apple TV accouterments and abject its software on the iPhone OS 4.0 platform. Their sources went as far to say that the new accouterments will affection the aforementioned A4 CPU currently getting acclimated in the iPad and is accepted to be alien in the latest iPhone hardware. Similarly, it will affection congenital beam storage, abutment 1080p HD media, and buck concrete affinity to an iPhone, which Engadget's sources declared as "an iPhone after a screen."
Apple TV was aboriginal alien in 2007, confined as a agenda set-top box for agreeable purchased and synched with Apple's iTunes software, acceptance users to beck or abundance movies, television, music, photos, and podcasts from a Mac or PC to a centralized ball centermost via wireless admission and synching. When it was originally introduced, Apple TV included a 40GB harder drive and an MSRP of $299.99, and back that time Apple has appear several software updates to board new appearance of the iTunes software, including iTunes LP and Genius functionality. The aggregation aswell revised the Apple TV hardware, swapping out the 40GB harder drive for a decidedly beyond 160GB configuration, and blurred the amount to $229.
Despite the amount bead and several upgrades to the system, Apple TV has not been one of Apple's added acknowledged endeavors, and has been admired by the aggregation as a "hobby" product.
The accounted brace would be a abandonment from Apple's accepted action with the device, affective from big-ticket accouterments with localized abstracts accumulator to a competitively priced server-based media band-aid at a awfully bargain $99 with alone 16GBs of absolute accumulator space. Engadget says that users will accept the adeptness to abundance agreeable on Apple's Time Capsule wireless advancement service, should they acquire the all-important hardware.
Finally, Engadget went on to say that the brace will not be alien at WWDC, which is accepted to be focused about alone on new developments for the iPhone.