iTV http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itv/news en-GB Apple buys Kinect sensor creators PrimeSense http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-buys-kinect-sensor-creators-primesense/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple snaps up the company behind the original Kinect sensor – could an Apple iTV with 3D motion control be on the way? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" title="Apple iTV" alt="Apple iTV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Apple-iTV_0_0_2_0.jpg?1385431360" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has purchased Israeli motion sensor company <a href="http://www.primesense.com/" target="_blank">PrimeSense</a>, which developed the sensors found in the original Xbox Kinect.</p> <p>Rumours of the deal circulated <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-looking-buy-primesense-father-kinect-us345-million/news" target="_blank">last week</a>, with Apple reportedly paying up to US$345 million for the Kinect wizards.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-buys-kinect-sensor-creators-primesense/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-buys-kinect-sensor-creators-primesense/news#comments Apple iTV Kinect Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:26:22 +0000 Stephen Graves 1429403 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: RIP Google TV, the US Army's real-life Iron Man suit and how to draw your own musical instrument http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-death-google-tv-us-armys-real-life-iron-man-suit-draw-your-own-musical-instrume <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After a moment&#039;s silence for the passing of Google TV, it&#039;s time for your morning roundup of the breaking tech stories - guaranteed to make your cornflakes even tastier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="790" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/musicink.jpg?1381715990" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you’ve ever wanted to draw your own musical instrument and then be able to play it, MusicInk could be just the product for you.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google TV Is Dead - Long Live Android TV </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google TV is dead - but Android TV is set to rise phoenix-like from its ashes, according to insiders.&nbsp;As Apple and Amazon put their final touches to their TV products, Google has finally decided to abandon the Google TV plans, and give itself a fresh start with the launch of Android TV. It comes just weeks after the launch of Chromecast, Google’s TV dongle, which conspicuously left out the branding.&nbsp;An executive from a consumer electronics manufacturer that has been producing Google TV devices confirmed the rebranding in a recent conversation with GigaOM, saying: ‘They are calling it ‘Android TV’ - so get ready for Jelly Bean to make an appearance on a TV near you soon.&nbsp;Sony seems to have confirmed the switch, calling its latest not-Google TV product Bravia TV to avoid any complications. [Source: <a href="http://gigaom.com/2013/10/10/google-tv-rebranded-android-tv/">GigaOm</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="1090" title="Google TV - bye!" alt="Google TV - bye!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/final-home.png?1381715990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Real-Life Iron Man Suit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The US army is moving a step closer to creating a real-life iron man suit with its latest project. It has commissioned a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, snappily called TALOS, which would provide the wearer with superhuman abilities like night vision, enhanced strength, and protection from gunfire. Astonishingly, it’s not science fiction, and the suit will be made from a radical self-healing metal being developed by boffins at MIT. The initial demonstration goal is to identify technologies that could be integrated into an initial capability within a year, the US Army says. A second goal is to determine if fielding the TALOS within three years is feasible - so watch out. [Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.army.mil/article/104229/Army_explores_futuristic_uniform_for_SOCOM/">US Army</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href="http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/tension-can-fuse-metal-1009.html">MIT</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/E9poznjfOLA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On The Buses, Silicon Valley Style </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Being stuck on a bus for three days is most people’s nightmare, but for a group of Silicon Valley’s up and coming entrepreneurs, it’s led to a raft of new firms, and even a TV show.</p> <p>The Startup Bus, founded by Elias Bizannes, has spawned trips across the US, Europe and is now heading for Africa - as well as spawning a web TV show so you can see exactly how the next big thing is created. [Source: <a href="http://startupbus.com/">StartupBus</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/v53g5z_ZwME" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-death-google-tv-us-armys-real-life-iron-man-suit-draw-your-own-musical-instrume" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-death-google-tv-us-armys-real-life-iron-man-suit-draw-your-own-musical-instrume#comments Film and TV Google iTV Music Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:16:25 +0000 Mark Prigg 1427767 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple "needs to make a decision" on TV quickly, says analyst http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-needs-make-decision-tv-quickly-says-analyst/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We ask tech experts what they make of Apple TV&#039;s new live channels – does it mean a living room takeover is imminent? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple TV" alt="Apple TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-tv-main.jpg?1371750589" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So, Apple TV has finally got live channels. Or one channel, in the UK and Ireland, thanks to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-moves-live-tv-bid-take-over-your-living-room/news">yesterday’s launch</a> of an app that delivers free 24/7 access to Sky News (the US fared a little better, with HBO GO and WatchESPN popping up too). But what does it mean for the platform? Is it finally making a bid to take over your living room? We asked a couple of industry insiders what they made of it.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The battle for your living room </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Technology expert Ernest Doku told us that Apple may have made its first steps towards dominating television the way it already dominates the music download market through iTunes.</p> <p>“I think that whilst Apple TV has been a pet project for the Cupertino manufacturer for some time, this is the first sign in a while that they are making a renewed bid for the living room. With a resurgence of interest in convergent devices, in no small part due to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/will-xbox-one-play-nice-uk-tv/news">Xbox One’s entertainment-driven unveiling</a>, expect to see the battle for the space underneath your television heat up again.”</p> <p>Doku believes the affordable, robust and stylish Apple TV could prove to be the “Trojan horse” that gives Apple an edge on this battlefield: “Google’s expensive set-top efforts failed to set the world alight, but in an era of cord cutters and on-demand junkies, the Apple TV could be the solution entertainment fans have been waiting for – provided Apple gives it the attention it deserves to become a genuine alternative to cable services.”</p> <p>The addition of Sky News, HBO GO and WatchESPN could be a signal that Apple is beginning to do that – but according to CCS Insights analyst Paolo Pescatore, it could be doing more.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="1950s family watching TV" alt="1950s family watching TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/family-tv-50s.jpg?1371750589" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Apple needs to make a decision&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>“In the grand scheme of things [yesterday’s] announcement is not hugely significant. Apple can do so much more to disrupt the norm, not only in North America but overseas as well. Apple TV could be a superb product but the company needs to make a decision sooner rather than later with regards to its aspirations in video and TV.”</p> <p>Pescatore says that the fact that people want to watch shows and movies via an array of connected devices is causing problems for traditional pay TV providers, and that the future is online delivery. Apple is clearly in a position to deliver – if it wants to. “It is still testing the waters, but we cannot rule out moves to acquire content or create its own blockbuster in this arena.”</p> <p>So essentially, don’t get too excited about Apple TV bringing down the global broadcasting titans just yet – Apple itself doesn’t really seem to know if it wants to. We know that Steve Jobs saw television as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/jobs-cracked-apple-tv/news">next thing he wanted Apple to reinvent</a> – but he’s gone now. The long-rumoured <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-itv-rumour-round/news">Apple iTV</a> has still not surfaced, so perhaps if and when that happens we’ll start to get a clearer picture of the company’s future in television.</p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/62274237@N06/">cmun_Project</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sky News on Apple TV" alt="Sky News on Apple TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sky-news-on-apple-tv.jpg?1371750589" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-needs-make-decision-tv-quickly-says-analyst/feature#comments Apple iTV Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:46:10 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1424230 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour: Apple iTV being tested – and it’s BIG http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rumour-apple-itv-being-tested%C2%A0%E2%80%93-and-it%E2%80%99s-big/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sources within the Far East claim that Apple is looking at 46-55in screens for its upcoming HDTV </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Apple-iTV_0_3_0.jpg?1364398018" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Apple-iTV_5.jpg?1364398018" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_293.jpg?1364398018" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Testing for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-tv-rumour-round-up">Apple iTV</a> is currently underway – and the screen size is likely to be large, if an anonymous source within the supplier is correct.</p> <p>Focus Taiwan reports that initial testing of Apple’s HDTV set has started at Taiwanese manufacturer Hon Hai, and the source claims that screens between 46 and 55 inches are the likely candidates for any final model. That’s a lot larger than many might have predicted.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/rumour-mill/rumour-apple-itv-being-tested%C2%A0%E2%80%93-and-it%E2%80%99s-big </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rumour-apple-itv-being-tested%C2%A0%E2%80%93-and-it%E2%80%99s-big/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rumour-apple-itv-being-tested%C2%A0%E2%80%93-and-it%E2%80%99s-big/news#comments Apple iTV Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:27:07 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 423814 at http://www.stuff.tv How Apple could make the cheapest smart TV in the world http://www.stuff.tv/apple/how-apple-could-make-cheapest-smart-tv-world/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple is rumoured to be testing a number of television designs - we look at what these will need to succeed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-tv-mock-up-dec-12_0.jpg?1364398035" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Apple TV rumours are back, and we still don't know what to call it – Apple Television? iTelevision? The persistent, yet problematic, iTV? But the fate of Apple's move into the middle of our living rooms won't hinge on a moniker. Heck, the iPad would be a distant memory if that was the case. Instead, these are the areas where Apple's Television needs to shine...</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dashing good looks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>TVs aren't the ugly sisters of the gadget world any more (witness the stunning curves on <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/samsung-ue55es8000">Samsung's ES8000</a> or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/beovision-11-is-the-first-smart-tv-from-bang-olufsen">B&amp;O's BeoVision 11</a>). So Apple, for once, will be coming into an area where it has already been played at its own game. Don't expect the Californians to settle for joining in, though. Apple will try to beat the competition. When you fork out over the odds for its new telly, it'll know it's won.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_153.jpg?1364398035" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smart features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tim Cook has been <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/televisions-are-now-an-area-of-interest-says-apple-ceo-tim-cook">making noises about TVs</a> again. His opinion: turning on a TV is like going "backwards in time by 20 to 30 years." Cue TV sad face. Big talk, and unless Apple can deliver a TV that brings all the connected smarts of iOS unintrusively to a device that's largely used to pipe in third-party programming, they're going to haunt him.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_140.png?1364398035" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Retina HD </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Retina Display timeline: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-ipad-4">iPhone 4</a> (2010), <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-ipad-3">iPad 3</a> (2012), <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-macbook-pro-2012">MacBook Pro</a> (2012), Apple TV (2013?). So will Apple make the leap to TV screen ultra HD (4k) from the off? Given the company's buying power it could deliver a competitive price, a reason for early adopters to splash out and promote more ultra HD releases from film and TV studios. Even so, it's probably wishful thinking for a first-gen set.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_0_107.png?1364398035" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Games, games, games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Conquering the living room means taking on the twin juggernauts that are the PS3 and Xbox 360. And while Apple can deliver all the connected goodness of those consoles, it probably needs to nod towards the casual gamer, too. Games that run full screen (probably in iOS) could dent or destroy the chances of there ever being a mainstream console again. Course, they'll have to do a bit better than <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/grand-theft-auto-vice-city-10th-anniversary-edition">Vice City</a> in the long run.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_1_79.png?1364398035" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Affordability </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple and affordable rarely hang about in the same sentence. But a TV is one of the more expensive things you'll buy and it's got to compete for the notes in your wallet with smartphones, tablets and laptops. What Apple does know is that it can make a lot of money by selling you downloadable shows and films, rentals, apps and music. That means it can subsidise the development costs, bet long on selling heavily, squeeze the margins on manufacturing and deliver a TV that's better value for money than the competition. And that will be a hard prospect to turn down.</p><p><strong>Today's top stories</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/winter-style/5-of-the-best/winter-style-%E2%80%93-scarves"></p><p></a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/christmas-gift-guide">Christmas gift guides 2012</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/winter-style/5-of-the-best/winter-style-%E2%80%93-scarves"></p><p>Winter style – scarves</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/life-etc/news-nugget/angry-birds-movie-happening-and-set-for-2016-release"></p><p>Angry Birds movie happening and set for 2016 release</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_2_70.png?1364398035" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/5-of-the-best/how-apple-could-make-the-cheapest-smart-tv-in-the-world </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/how-apple-could-make-cheapest-smart-tv-world/news#comments Apple iTV Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:34:36 +0000 Ben Griffin 423734 at http://www.stuff.tv Televisions are now an "area of interest" says Apple CEO Tim Cook http://www.stuff.tv/apple/televisions-are-now-area-interest-says-apple-ceo-tim-cook/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple&#039;s leading man hints at a future living rooms being lit up by the warm glow of iTVs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1343" height="1007" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-itv-static-logo_0.jpg?1364398066" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_350.jpg?1364398066" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple's CEO Tim Cook has stated that living room screens are now "an area of intense interest," hinting that the long-rumoured Apple-made television – the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-itv-to-be-us-only-at-launch" target="_self">iTV</a> – could be around the corner.</p> <p>Of course, he could simply be referring to beefing up the existing Apple TV and its current services, but our gadget-tuned guts tell us there's more to this than meets the eye.</p> <p>Could 2013 be the year of a fruit-emblazoned tellybox? We'll just have to wait and see…</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/rumour-mill/televisions-are-now-an-area-of-interest-says-apple-ceo-tim-cook </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/televisions-are-now-area-interest-says-apple-ceo-tim-cook/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/televisions-are-now-area-interest-says-apple-ceo-tim-cook/news#comments Apple iTV Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:36:06 +0000 Esat Dedezade 423683 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iTV imminent? Don’t hold your breath… http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-itv-imminent-don%E2%80%99t-hold-your-breath%E2%80%A6/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite speculation aplenty over an Apple HDTV in recent months, it may be further off than we’d hoped </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Apple-iTV_9_0.jpg?1364399710" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Apple-iTV.jpg?1364399710" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4249.jpg?1364399710" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We’ve heard a lot of (fairly credible) speculation concerning <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/has-production-started-on-the-apple-itv">Apple’s plans to launch an “iTV” television</a> over the past few months, but a Cupertino executive has drizzled, if not poured, some cold water on the rumours.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-itv-imminent-don%E2%80%99t-hold-your-breath%E2%80%A6 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-itv-imminent-don%E2%80%99t-hold-your-breath%E2%80%A6/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-itv-imminent-don%E2%80%99t-hold-your-breath%E2%80%A6/news#comments Apple iTV Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:42:45 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 422486 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iTV to come with live TV streaming? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-itv-come-live-tv-streaming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cable providers are currently in talks with Apple about a certain new type of TV box that can play live TV </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Apple-iTV_8.jpg?1364399727" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Apple-iTV_0.jpg?1364399727" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple, never one to shy away from a challenge, hasn’t given up on building relationships with movie studios and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-to-bid-for-premier-league-coverage-rights">sports providers</a> and is now getting chummy with cable broadcasters. The talks are about streaming live TV to a new type of box Apple will soon use – likely one that’s built into the new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-tv-rumour-round-up">Apple iTV</a>.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple iTV rumour round-up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/08/15/apple_reportedly_in_talks_with_cable_providers_over_set_top_box.html" target="_blank">AppleInsider</a>] </p><p><strong>You may also like</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-note-101-global-release-date-is-nigh-update-a">Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 global release date is nigh (UPDATE: August 15th?)</a></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/nokia-and-microsoft-holding-september-5th-event">Nokia and Microsoft holding September 5th event</a></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/windows-8-available-for-free-90-day-trial">Windows 8 available for free 90-day trial</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_623.jpg?1364399727" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-itv-to-come-with-live-tv-streaming </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-itv-come-live-tv-streaming/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-itv-come-live-tv-streaming/news#comments Apple iTV Thu, 16 Aug 2012 07:17:06 +0000 Luke Edwards 422332 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iTV to be US-only at launch? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-itv-be-us-only-launch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple&#039;s long-rumoured television could take a while to hit UK shores, industry analysts tell Stuff.tv </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-itv-us-only-launch_0.jpg?1364399898" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4513.jpg?1364399898" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The long-rumoured <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-tv-rumour-round-up" target="_self">Apple iTV</a> could be exclusively available in the US for some time after its launch, industry analysts tell Stuff.tv.</p> <p>Although a US exclusive period for the Apple iTV may have international Apple fans weeping, it's inevitable given the extra hoops that Apple has to jump through, thanks to buzz-killing content licensing requirements. Boo, hiss.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-itv-to-be-us-only-at-launch </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-itv-be-us-only-launch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-itv-be-us-only-launch/news#comments Apple iTV Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:29:00 +0000 Esat Dedezade 422022 at http://www.stuff.tv