iTV = Apple TV

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by Daba
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Doesn't seem like all that so far, but I am curious.

 

Apparently the box won't be capable of handling (or enabled to handle) 1080i or 1080p video. Instead it will only push out 720p clips. The word -- and cause for much internal debate, we're told -- is that this has something to do with the A4's inability to crank on higher resolution content, but we don't see how that's possible considering the iPhone 3GS could play back full HD video. Furthermore, the device will be getting apps and presumably an App Store entry,


http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/11/upcoming-apple-tv-loses-1080p-playback-gains-apps/

by Daba
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$.99 tv shows?

 

 

A report today in Bloomberg states that Apple is in “advanced talks” with News Corp. about a new television show rental program for iTunes. Viewers would get access to individual shows for $0.99 and they would be able to view them for 48 hours, according to the report. News Corp. is the parent of the Fox network (as well as other cable channels). Apple is also said to be in talks with CBS and Disney (which owns ABC, and counts Apple CEO Steve Jobs as its largest shareholder) for such a deal.

 

But such a deal is also a bit odd. After all, who wants to rent single episodes of TV shows? People usually watch entire seasons (unless they’re old shows that they’ve seen before). Currently on iTunes you can buy television shows either on a per-episode basis or by the season — but judging from the top lists, it seems as if people are simply buying individual episodes as they progress in a current season (perhaps they missed a show, or they’re simply buying each episode in a whole season individually).

http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/24/apple-cable/

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