Apple announced that it expects sales of the new Apple TV to top one million units later this week. The new Apple TV offers the simplest way to watch your favorite HD movies and TV shows, stream content from Netflix, YouTube, Flickr and MobileMe℠, all on your HD TV for the breakthrough price of just $99. iTunes® users are now renting and purchasing over 400,000 TV episodes and over 150,000 movies per day.
If you’re a Verizon FiOS TV customer with an iPad you can now use the Apple device as a remote control to control your HD set-top box, DVR, and search video-on-demand titles. The FiOS Mobile app has already launched for Apple’s iPhone and iTouch as well as mobile devices running Android (with at least version v.2.1 or Wi-Fi support). Verizon says their app runs on over 40 devices now.
PlayStation will soon be available on iOS 4-based devices such as the Apple iPhone, iPad and iTouch, as well as Android-based mobile devices with at least OS 1.6. This news comes via the European PlayStation blog which posted the announcement yesterday, as well as posted pictures of the app in action. No doubt we’ll soon hear about an app release in the US, which will allow PSN members to keep tabs on trophies and member’s online status.
New software from Sling Media is now available for the Apple iPad. Slingbox owners can get the software from the Apple Store for $29.99, via the iPad or iTunes website. The app will work with a Slingbox SOLO or PRO-HD, allowing you to control your DVR and view channel listings through their newly designed program guide when connected to 3G or Wi-Fi networks.
Google TV launched last week on several devices including Sony Bravia TVs and Blu-ray players but networks aren’t exactly happy with the free access to their content. ABC, NBC, and CBS have blocked Google’s TV platform from their programming. That leaves only FOX as the traditional broadcaster who has yet to block access, although The Wall Street Journal reports that ABC and NBC have agreed to allow promotional clips to be used.
Starting on Thursday, October 28 both AT&T and Verizon will start selling iPads in retail stores. Verizon Wireless will offer three different bundles, which all feature an iPad Wi-Fi model along with a Verizon MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot. Those models will run $629.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 16GB + MiFi, $729.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 32GB + MiFi and $829.99 for iPad Wi-Fi 64GB + MiFi.
Apple will finally make its iPhone available for Verizon customers early next year, that according to an insider who got word of the confidential news. Verizon is the largest wireless carrier in the US, and the addition of the iPhone …
Apple has released a new, smaller Apple TV box geared toward streaming movies and TV shows. The resolution tops out at 720p (unfortunately) but highlights include Netflix streaming, 802.11n Wi-Fi, H.264 and MPEG-4 video support, and a footprint that is 80-percent smaller than the last Apple TV box.
Apple’s music and media conference today may reveal Apple TV support of Netflix, which would allow streaming of thousands of titles from the Netflix library under one subscription rate. The news comes via multiple sources including Bloomberg who say the media event may reveal a higher-definition iPod Touch and improved iTunes service.
Great news for Apple customers. Netflix subscribers can now watch streaming Netflix content on iPhones and iTouch mobile devices. Apple’s Steve Jobs first showed off the Netflix app on an iPhone 4 in June — which works on both Wi-Fi and 3G networks.
Here’s a video from an Apple customer who says they got their iPhone 4 two days early. UPS mistake? Delivered to early to be activated anyway? Well apparently Apple has already activated their servers and the new iPhone is ready to rock in anticipation of the actual release on June 24. We can’t wait to try out the new HD video at 720p 30fps and FaceTime video chat camera.
We thought maybe the lil’ guy had reached the end of its days (it’s a big discussion every year) but Apple revealed today the Mac mini will live on. The mini packs twice the graphics performance, HDMI support, and better energy efficiency with an integrated power supply. Overall system volume is reduced by 20-percent, and the unibody aluminum construction just 1.4 inches thin.