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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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Apple TV sold out at 98% of Apple Stores

Apple TV sold out at 98% of Apple Stores

At tomorrow's iPad 3/iPad HD unveiling, it's expected that Apple will also introduce fans to a revamped version of the Apple TV. And if you want something substantial to back up that rumor, how about this - the current iteration of the Apple TV is only available at around 2% of all Apple Store locations in the US. That's got to mean the company is planning to replace it with something.

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iPad 3 LTE for both Verizon and AT&T, more RAM, no quadcore, and Apple TV

iPad 3 LTE for both Verizon and AT&T, more RAM, no quadcore, and Apple TV

New details continue to surface on Apple's iPad 3, or iPad HD, ahead of its unveiling event tomorrow. Sources now claim that the next-gen iPad will be launching for both Verizon and AT&T with different LTE versions for each carrier. The device is expected to include more RAM and will be sporting an advanced dual-core A5X processor instead of the rumored quad-core A6. Refreshed Apple TVs compatible with the next-gen iPads and OS X Mountain Lion are also expected to be announced.

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Apple TV restock date matches rumored refresh reveal

Apple TV restock date matches rumored refresh reveal

Stock of the existing Apple TV continues to grow short, insiders at Apple Stores have revealed, with new availability apparently set for March 7, the same day a third-gen model is rumored to be launched. Multiple Apple Stores have no on-hand stock of the Apple TV, The Verge has been told, with those locations still having units being "the exception, not the rule." The shortage follows dwindling availability at third-party retailers throughout last month.

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Apple streaming TV due 2012 despite media stalemate tip insiders

Apple streaming TV due 2012 despite media stalemate tip insiders

Apple's subscription TV streaming ambitions include launching a service by the end of 2012, according to insiders, though the company faces ongoing struggles with content owners balking at its terms. "We decide the price, we decide what content" is Apple's one and only offer, according to sources familiar with the negotiations speaking to the NYPost; "They want everything for nothing" an unnamed media executive said of the Cupertino firm's ambitions.

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