If you thought that the Smartwatch concept we covered yesterday was too traditional, and are hoping that Apple’s iWatch would look more futuristic, then you may want to check out this new concept created by Argentine design student Tomas Moyano.
Apple Set Top Box
Earlier today, Apple unveiled a new promotion that offers a $25 iTunes gift card with every purchase of an Apple TV. This kicked off speculation that Apple was trying to move existing inventory ahead of a new Apple TV launch. Jim Dalrymple of The Loop squashed this rumor, when he responded with a resounding “Nope” in reply to questions about the Apple TV.
Just about every device running iOS also runs on Apple’s brand new 64-bit A7 chip. Only two notable exceptions come to mind: The Apple TV and the iPod touch. The latter might cease to exists, but with regards to the former, rumor has it that the Apple TV will be refreshed in 2014 with A7 in tow. The source of the rumor is none other than KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a pretty solid track record when it comes to this stuff. He says Apple’s goal is to sell a little over 8 million of these faster Apple TVs next year.
If you’re planning to buy Apple TV then delay it by a month, as MG Siegler, general partner at Google Ventures and a columnist for TechCrunch has just tweeted that Apple will be launching new Apple TV hardware next month.
Report claims Apple still aims to release Television set, negotiating directly with content providers
Ever since Steve Jobs biography revealed that he had finally cracked integrated Television sets, there has been chatter that Apple will release iOS based television sets as early as this year.
Quartz now reports that Apple is negotiating directly with providers including ESPN, HBO, Viacom to provide content for its own branded television set through apps instead of channels.
MG Siegler, general partner at Google Ventures and a columnist for TechCrunch, claims that Apple may launch “some sort of television product” as early as November this year.
He revealed this on the latest episode of John Gruber’s The Talk Show.
Bloomberg reports that according to their sources Apple is close a signing a deal with Time Warner Cable (TWC) to bring TWC TV app to Apple TV.
Earlier in the month, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt spoke at an event where he said the company was talking with Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung about live video streaming.
Apple has been calling the Apple TV a “hobby” ever since it was first introduced, but what if the device had much more potential beyond accessing content (TV shows, movies, music) from the iTunes Store. Its AirPlay capabilities have already shown us that beaming games off your iOS device to your TV’s large screen is a bit like console gaming, but not many games take advantage of that.
Jeffries analyst Peter Misek has told his clients in a research note that according to his sources, Apple may be planning a television related media event next month.
Misek doesn’t expect Apple to launch the rumored television set, but expects Apple to set the stage for the device by launching tools and an SDK that will allow developers to develop third-party apps for the current Apple TV set-top box.