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iTunes 1080p image quality near Blu-ray

iTunes 1080p image quality near Blu-ray

Besides the new iPad, Apple recently announced a new Apple TV with support for 1080p content, which can now be downloaded from iTunes. This was a welcome upgrade from the 720p downloads it's been offering, but just how much of an improvement should we expect? And is the image quality boost worth it for ordering the new Apple TV? Ars Technica did a comparison and discovered that the 1080p was clearly better than the 720p and was nearly as good as Blu-ray.

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Apple iTV components shipping to suppliers, due for Q4 launch

Apple iTV components shipping to suppliers, due for Q4 launch

Ready for yet another Apple television rumor? Good. According to a new report from analyst Peter Misek, Apple’s television is expected to enter production in May or June, and will launch in the fourth quarter of this year. Supposedly “specialty components” have begun shipping from Asia that would allow Apple to finally build the mythical and mysterious high-definition television.

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HBO working with Fox and Universal to remove iCloud restrictions

HBO working with Fox and Universal to remove iCloud restrictions

The announcement of the new Apple TV with its iCloud integration was overshadowed by the absence of movies from 20th Century Fox and Universal Studios. According to AllThingsD, the studios were tied up in a deal with HBO, giving the cable provider an exclusive window in which to show their movies. The Wall Street Journal now reports that HBO are working with Fox and Universal to find a resolution.

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Les Moonves says Steve Jobs approached CBS for Apple TV

Les Moonves says Steve Jobs approached CBS for Apple TV

There's been speculation for a while now that Apple is looking at providing a TV show service to Apple TV users. According to Les Moonves, the CEO of television network CBS, Steve Jobs approached him last year to provide content for a new Apple television service. However, Moonves said at the UCLA Entertainment Symposium held over the weekend that he declined to participate in the Apple TV product.

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New Apple TV hands-on

New Apple TV hands-on

Apple's new Apple TV looks no different from the outside, but when you hook up your TV it's another matter: Full HD video support, along with a new, streamlined UI that pulls the STB further in line with its iOS siblings. The compact box plays particularly nicely with the new iPad, and while 1080p isn't enough to handle the Retina Display on the new tablet, the video shifting technology makes them a great pairing.

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Apple TV 1080p refresh announced for March 16

Apple TV 1080p refresh announced for March 16

This week Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple TV will be refreshed with a new device that supports 1080p video, this standard also set for the iTunes movie store as well. As Cook noted, "we're also announcing that movies and TV shows in the iTunes store support 1080p HD. They are absolutely incredible quality." In addition it was announced that Apple TV would get a software upgrade, presenting a "new streamlined user interface" as well as iTunes Match support.

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Apple iPad 3 event: We’re in, join the liveblog!

Apple iPad 3 event: We’re in, join the liveblog!

It's time to begin Apple's latest and greatest event here starting in just a moment on SlashGear via our liveblog portal at http://live.slashgear.com/. We'll be blogging the whole event through our liveblogging portal as well our main news feed which you can filter by heading to our official Apple portal as well. We're expecting the next generation iPad, either called iPad HD or iPad 3, and some updates to Apple TV or iTV, whichever it'll be called when we see it. Stay tuned!

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