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Apple confirms its sold 20 million Apple TVs through Q2 2014

Apple confirms its sold 20 million Apple TVs through Q2 2014

Apple today announced during its earning conference call that it has sold 20 million Apple TVs since the product launched in January 2009. This disclosure is unusual for Apple, which normally does not reveal sales numbers for individual models and smaller product categories like the Apple TV.

iOS 7.1 code reveals new Apple TV may come with Siri voice control

iOS 7.1 code reveals new Apple TV may come with Siri voice control

Code references in iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.1 has revealed that Apple may be working on adding support for Siri voice assistant feature to the next generation Apple TV.

Apple TV gets A&E, History Channel and Lifetime channels

Apple TV gets A&E, History Channel and Lifetime channels

Apple has just added three new channels from the A&E Network to the Apple TV. This includes A&E, the History Channel and Lifetime. Although free previews will be offered to the users, they will require a cable subscription to view full content on these channels. Subscribers of DirecTV, Verizon FiOS and Cablevision Optimum can benefit from this new addition at the moment.

First Generation Apple TV having problems connecting to iTunes [Update: Apple working on a fix]

First Generation Apple TV having problems connecting to iTunes [Update: Apple working on a fix]

According to a lengthy thread on Apple’s discussion forums, first-generation Apple TV users are complaining that their boxes aren’t able to connect to iTunes despite having no problem with internet connectivity.

Google’s Experimental “Project Tango” Smartphone Uses Apple’s PrimeSense Chip

Google’s Experimental “Project Tango” Smartphone Uses Apple’s PrimeSense Chip

Google unveiled its experimental “Project Tango” smartphone earlier this year, and its 3D indoor and outdoor mapping technology was rumored to be powered by the Movidius Myriad 1 3D-sensing chip. This turned out to be true. However, a recent teardown revealed that the device is also powered by Apple technology, namely the PrimeSense Capri PS1200 3D imaging system-on-a-chip.

New Apple TV Set-Top Box to Play ‘Key Role’ in 2014, Feature Motion Controls

New Apple TV Set-Top Box to Play ‘Key Role’ in 2014, Feature Motion Controls

In a recently-released research note, well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo notes that the Apple TV set-top box is set to receive a refresh later this year, with the updated device playing a “key role” in Apple’s ecosystem. The new device will include a plethora of innovative new features including motion control, which will allow users to interact with the device without the need for a remote control.

Apple targeting Q3 2014 for massive refresh of its product lineup

Apple targeting Q3 2014 for massive refresh of its product lineup

KGI Research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple is targeting Q3 2014 for a massive product rollout that will extend across most of the company’s product lines, reports 9to5Mac. Kuo and KGI are usually reliable, which lends some credence to their predictions for a big holiday quarter for Apple.

Comcast/Time Warner FCC filing hints at new Apple set-top box

Comcast/Time Warner FCC filing hints at new Apple set-top box

Rumors suggest Apple is working on a new Apple TV, with new hardware and software that’ll add support for Apps, games and more. Sources for these rumors include the WSJ, 9to5Mac and even iOS 7 itself. Adding more fuel to the fire is the latest tidbit about the Apple TV, which comes from none other than Comcast and Time Warner.

NBC iOS app finally allows you to AirPlay content to your TV via Apple TV

NBC iOS app finally allows you to AirPlay content to your TV via Apple TV

NBC has just released an update for its iOS app, which brings a major new feature. It finally allows users to AirPlay content from their iOS devices to Apple TV.

Steve Jobs email reveals plans for Apple TV with apps, browser and magic wand accessory

Steve Jobs email reveals plans for Apple TV with apps, browser and magic wand accessory

Along with internal presentations, the ongoing Apple-Samsung trial also made public internal email threads between top Apple execs. Once of these email threads reveals Steve Jobs’ vision of Apple TV’s future.