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New iWatch Concept features circular display, wireless charging capabilities and more

New iWatch Concept features circular display, wireless charging capabilities and more

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.

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New Apple TV launch not imminent, not related to Apple’s $25 iTunes gift card deal

New Apple TV launch not imminent, not related to Apple’s $25 iTunes gift card deal

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.

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Rumor: Apple TV with the same A7 chip inside the iPhone 5s and iPad Air to come out in 2014

Rumor: Apple TV with the same A7 chip inside the iPhone 5s and iPad Air to come out in 2014

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.

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Apple to unveil new Apple TV Hardware next month

Apple to unveil new Apple TV Hardware next month

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.

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Report claims Apple still aims to release Television set, negotiating directly with content providers

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.

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Apple may launch ‘some sort of television product’ as soon as November

Apple may launch ‘some sort of television product’ as soon as November

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. 

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Apple reportedly working on ad-skipping TV service

Apple reportedly working on ad-skipping TV service

Jessica Lessin, former technology journalist of Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has been negotiating with cable companies and TV networks to offer a premium service that would allow customers to skip commercials, and would compensate them for the lost revenue.

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Apple close to signing deal with Time Warner Cable for Apple TV

Apple close to signing deal with Time Warner Cable for Apple TV

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. 

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Xbox Founding Engineer Says Apple TV With Third-Party Apps Could “Kill” Gaming Consoles

Xbox Founding Engineer Says Apple TV With Third-Party Apps Could “Kill” Gaming Consoles

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.

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Apple May Hold Media Event in March To Launch Apple TV SDK For Third-Party Apps [Update: Nope]

Apple May Hold Media Event in March To Launch Apple TV SDK For Third-Party Apps [Update: Nope]

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.

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