Apple TV (3rd generation) | Apple
Hulu Plus has been updated to version 2.5 with a major interface overhaul and a few new features. Top of the list is improved support for AirPlay mirroring.
In an interview, Time Warner CEO Glenn A. Britt said that "I'm not sure I know what Airplay is," referring to Apple's technology that lets users send content from their iOS devices to an HDTV via the AppleTV set-top box.
Remember when Apple told us that the latest Apple TV has a single-core processor? That's not one hundred percent correct... according to a Chipworks teardown, the new APL2498 version of the Apple A5 chip is actually a dual-core design, and it's built on a smaller 32nm process that might help save battery life.
The third generation of the Apple TV is identical on the outside and nearly functionally identical with its predecessor — the only change being the addition of 1080p. That doesn't meant that it's the same on the inside, however, as iFixit's traditional teardown has revealed a few small details changed and an overall refinement of the internals
CBS CEO Les Moonves has revealed that he personally turned down an approach from Steve Jobs over licensing the network's content for Apple TV.
Along with the new interface and new software update for the Apple TV, Apple has told us that it has another little bonus for iTunes users. With the update to 1080p support on the 3rd-generation Apple TV, video content from iTunes is also getting upgraded. That includes any movies you've previously purchased -- so you can redownload the full 1080p version in iTunes or stream the 1080p version on the newest Apple TV.
We all expected most of the new interface and features on Apple announced for the new generation of the Apple TV to find their way down the previous generation, and just as with iOS 5.1 for the iPad and the iPhone, Apple isn't wasting any time. We hear that the update should be available today, bringing the new interface, movie re-downloading, and direct Netflix signup to current models. Of course, that won't mean that current models will be able to display 1080p content.
If you just can't bear to operate outside Apple's ecosystem, Netflix just announced that it is now more tightly integrated with Apple TV. Users can sign up for Netflix streaming service directly through their Apple TV and pay with an existing iTunes account.
Apple unveiled a new version of the Apple TV today. It costs $99 and supports 1080p video, but the big change is that the interface has been completely overhauled. We just got some quick time with the new Apple TV interface outputting in 1080p video.
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