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  • Apple Updates Apple TV With 1080p Capabilities, Still $99, Available Next Week

    It looks like the lack of Apple TV units did in fact signal Cupertino’s intentions to update the small streaming television box that could.

    The updated Apple TV can push out 1080p, and is even smaller than before and probably small enough that mid-sized dogs might mistake it for a very functional and expensive chew-toy. The box will support movies streaming in 1080p as well as sport an overhauled 1080p user-interface.

    Not a huge update, and definitely not an Apple television set, but a welcome addition, especially for those sick of 720p images, and not wanting to plunk down the money for a Blu-ray player. The price hasn't changed and is still a paltry $99. You can pick up the new Apple TV next week.

    Source: Engadget Apple Live Blog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Updates Apple TV With 1080p Capabilities started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      Quote Originally Posted by thesmart1 View Post
      Available next week? It says buy now at apple.com.....
      I'm kinda wondering the same thing.
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      This interface screams add apps/icons. We'll definitely be seeing additional/third party apps this year!

      So glad they didn't intro an actual TV. I think that would be a disaster. As popular as Apple TV is, it is still a "hobby" relative to Apple's other products: low volume, probably low profit. They will need killer deals with content providers to make the Apple TV, and a real TV, a true Apple success.

      I just don't want them to make a TV because I know they would immediately gimp or get rid of this sweet little box.

      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      So the new menu…am i gonna get a firmware update or do I need to buy an all new device for that? I don't see why 1080p cant be an firmware update (I could be wrong).
      The firmware is already available for current owners to update. But I wouldn't recommend it if you have, or even think you want to jailbreak.