Apple’s telly box to get a hard drive?

In a somewhat rambled speech about how many movies it’s sold over iTunes, Walt Disney’s chief Robert Iger let slip that Apple’s upco

In a somewhat rambled speech about how many movies it’s sold over iTunes, Walt Disney’s chief Robert Iger let slip that Apple’s upcoming telly box, codenamed iTV, might have a hard drive.That’s set our brains spinning. The iTV’s meant to be a simple way of watching iTunes videos and movies on your TV. The paperback-sized box sits under the telly and streams the content wirelessly from your Mac or PC.  Could it be it’s now also going to double as a Sky+ style video recorder ?Unfortunately, we’re still thinking ‘no’. All bets are on the hard disk (if there really is one) being there to cache movies as they’re streamed. Depending on the capacity, it could also be used for keeping copies of movies and music stored on a Powerbook that might not always be in wireless range, say.Meanwhile, Mr Iger did give us some other interesting details. According to him it’s easy to use and the video is DVD quality, though not HD quality ‘at this point’. More questions than answers there, we think.

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Apple iTV Price: £TBA (expected $300 in US) On sale: early 2007 Contact: Apple UK Related stories: Apple teases with movie iPod