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Sources tip new Apple TV and accessory launch for March

Sources tip new Apple TV and accessory launch for March

I think I used my original Apple TV all of four times since I received it. Early on it was a very boring device with little redeeming qualities. The new version of the Apple TV has been selling much more robustly than the original, and another new version is tipped to be coming in March. The new Apple TV is said to be launching alongside the new iPad according to sources and is known internally as the J33.

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Apple adopts majority-voting, stays mum on TV

Apple adopts majority-voting, stays mum on TV

Apple had its first annual shareholder meeting without the late Steve Jobs today. The company didn't make any major announcements at the event, but did address some longtime shareholder issues regarding the implementation of a majority-voting standard. Apple CEO Tim Cook was on hand of course for a few statements and a shareholder Q&A session, but dodged any questions related to the much rumored Apple television set.

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Apple TV refresh imminent as stock grows low

Apple TV refresh imminent as stock grows low

This week it appears more likely than ever that Apple will be refreshing its line of Apple TV units as stock has grown low not only here in the USA, but at international retailers as well. This refresh comes right on top of rumors that Apple will be releasing a new product at the start of March, this leading analysts to suggest not only an iPad refresh, but a release of a new iteration of Apple's Smart TV solution. Join us in searching for the last Apple TV units around the country as it appears that retailers such as Target, Best Buy, and Fry's Electronics all have the device listed as completely out of stock and the rumors of a new unit begin to fly.

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Tim Cook “can’t live without” his Apple TV

Tim Cook “can’t live without” his Apple TV

Apple represented themselves with Tim Cook speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference this week, he speaking of the Apple TV saying that he simply cannot imagine life without it. In addition, Cook addressed the fact that he'd previously called the Apple TV a "hobby" saying that yes, it is a hobby, but that Apple doesn't do hobbies - saying that it's only considered a hobby because it's part of such a small market compared to the Mac and iOS markets. Mobile and desktop still reign supreme, ladies and gentlemen.

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Apple TV refresh imminent suggests broad stock shortages

Apple TV refresh imminent suggests broad stock shortages

The Apple TV could be in line for an imminent refresh, with the news that Apple's set-top box is out of stock in multiple stores and, according to leaks from within Best Buy, can no longer be re-ordered. With the new model already referenced in among iOS 5.1 beta software, as the Bluetooth 4.0 toting "AppleTV 3,1", sources at Best Buy alerted 9 to 5 Mac to the fact that the existing device, launched in 2010, is now listed as "currently unavailable."

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Apple iTV pushed back as IGZO panels unready for shipment

Apple iTV pushed back as IGZO panels unready for shipment

It appears that both Samsung and LG are both keeping their panels to themselves this season as the Smart TV market fires up and Apple sets its sights on IGZO. Sources are speaking to the tune of Sharp being the next on the list for Apple to be looking to for Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide displays for their upcoming iTV production line. Meanwhile the competition in LG and Samsung, who've both provided parts to Apple in the past, are tipped to be holding back in this case to keep their HD Smart TVs strong in and of themselves.

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Apple in Smart TV component negotiations tips analyst

Apple in Smart TV component negotiations tips analyst

Apple television obsessed analyst Gene Munster claims the Cupertino company has entered negotiations with a "major TV component supplier" over the possibility of using its parts for the much-rumored smart TV. The supplier itself is unnamed, but the Piper Jaffray analyst claims to have been informed by employees that Apple had been in contact "regarding various capabilities of their television display components."

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What the Apple TV Needs to No Longer Be A Hobby

What the Apple TV Needs to No Longer Be A Hobby

I’m a little confused.

Remember back when Apple first introduced the Apple TV, and the company said that it was designed to be a hobby device? Well, in 2010, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, after unveiling a new version of the device, said it was no longer a hobby. Now, though, it appears it is again, since Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook said earlier this week that the device is still -- wait for it -- a hobby.

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Apple TV is an Embarrassment

Apple TV is an Embarrassment

"Doing quite well" isn't a phrase you associate with Apple, and yet that's just how CEO Tim Cook described the Apple TV this week. The little-loved stepchild of the company's hardware range, at $99 - with no need for a carrier agreement or subsidy - it had the smart TV price point right while Google TV was floundering at more than twice that amount. Yet Apple has consistently failed to capitalize on its foot-in-the-door of the living room, and it's looking increasingly like it may miss the opportunity again.

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