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Apple Television prototypes trialling Sharp screens say sources (again)

Apple Television prototypes trialling Sharp screens say sources (again)

It's the rumor that refuses to die: Apple's HDTV plans are again making headlines, with new reports that Foxconn has been piecing together fresh prototypes complete with Sharp displays. "It isn't a formal project yet" one of the supply chain tipsters tells the WSJ, "it is still in the early stage of testing"; that's despite other sources suggesting that Apple's dalliance with television prototypes has lasted for "a number of years."

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Apple HDTV tipped to include 3D Imaging Magic

Apple HDTV tipped to include 3D Imaging Magic

It would appear that the next-generation Apple TV set that's been rumored for many, many moons may well be coming with a bang - a 3D imaging bang that's more than twice its worth in bucks. It's being reported today by analysts at Morgan Stanley that Apple will not just be bringing a full-fledged TV set to the market very soon, but that it could very well be bringing with it a barrage of next-generation context-aware or otherwise 3D sensitive technology. This set of suggestions comes from a combination of a rather "ripe" market for an "iTV" product and the fact that Apple has filed a lovely collection of patents over the past set of years that together would create a magical device ready for hot sales and an imminent release.

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Almost half of consumers want an Apple television, willing to pay 20% premium

Almost half of consumers want an Apple television, willing to pay 20% premium

A television made by Apple doesn't even exist yet, but according to a survey, almost half of consumers polled said they are interested in one and are willing to pay 20% more than usual to own one. According to Morgan Stanley and AlphaWise, who polled 1,568 US households, 11% were "extremely interested" in an Apple television, while 36% were "somewhat interested."

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Apple TV getting Bluetooth keyboard functionality with iOS 6.1

Apple TV getting Bluetooth keyboard functionality with iOS 6.1

For some, using an iOS device as a keyboard for Apple TV is good enough, but according to a new report from 9to5Mac, it won't be long before Apple TV users have more options when it comes to keyboard input. Specifically, we're talking about Bluetooth keyboard functionality, which is apparently a new feature that's about to land in iOS 6.1. Spotted in the latest Apple TV beta, this new functionality will likely be a big hit with a lot of users.

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Apple TV “an area of intense interest” teases Tim Cook

Apple TV “an area of intense interest” teases Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook has dropped a heavy-handed hint about its plans for an Apple television, revealing that the TV segment is "an area of intense interest" for the company. "When I go into my living room and turn on the TV, I feel like I have gone backwards in time by 20 to 30 years" Cook told NBC News, though refused to comment any more specifically, saying "I can’t say more than that."

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 16, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 16, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone - the weekend is here again, but before we dive in, we need to recap the day's news. First and foremost, our review of the HTC DROID DNA went live just a little while ago, so if you've been thinking of picking that phone up, be sure to have a look at our review to see what we think of it! We found out today that Apple and Samsung have been permitted to add new devices to their lawsuit, so expect Samsung to go after the iPhone 5 while Apple tries to collect damages on a number of Samsung devices. Speaking of Samsung, the company is rumored to show off a new handset with a 5-inch 1080p display at CES, so we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for that.

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Apple HDTV product tipped as “imminent”

Apple HDTV product tipped as “imminent”

It may very well be time that Apple introduces another new product, this time taking what they've already got on the market with the ThunderBolt display and the Apple TV set-top box and combining them into one next-level product. This product - or something like it - was tipped this week by Jefferies analyst James Kisner whose anonymous source spoke with a North American cable provider (aka he said, she said, down the line) who said they were "working to estimate how much additional capacity may be needed for a new Apple device on their broadband data network." Another possibility here is that the talks earlier today with Dish and Google may have leaked over into Apple's universe.

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Apple TV updated to iOS 5.1, brings more AirPlay features and shared photo streams

Apple TV updated to iOS 5.1, brings more AirPlay features and shared photo streams

If you're a 2nd- or 3rd-gen owner of an Apple TV, you should be receiving an update for iOS 5.1. Apple rolled out a slew of new features for its media-streaming device, the most important of which include shared photo streams, iTunes account switching, and some added AirPlay functionality.

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iPhone 5 event tipped for split from iPad mini on September 12

iPhone 5 event tipped for split from iPad mini on September 12

The new iPhone (aka the iPhone 5) has been tipped several times by well-connected sources as having an announcement date of September 12 - today there's a multi-sourced addition to that suggestion that says the event will not include the iPad mini. This next-generation size-reduced iPad device will instead be directed at an event in October, when Apple has held Music and iTunes-themed events in the past. As for the supposed Apple TV full-sized television set, that's once again been lost to the rumor mill.

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I’d Rather Have The Apple Television Than A Set-Top Box

I’d Rather Have The Apple Television Than A Set-Top Box

If you’ve been following the latest rumors surrounding Apple, you know that the company could be working on a new set-top box. That device, which would ostensibly compete against the TiVo and other set-top boxes, could very well be the replacement for its initial television idea.

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iPhone 5 rumors trigger highest Apple stock price ever

iPhone 5 rumors trigger highest Apple stock price ever

It appears that more than just the tip-addicted iOS fans out there are getting their fair share of iPhone 5 madness as Apple stock this week hits an all-time high. This is a big change compared to the week surrounding Apple's recent quarterly earnings call where their slightly less-than-projected device sales numbers had investors "disappointed." Now that we're edging ever closer to what several independent sources have tipped as the announcement date for the new iPhone, investors are prepping for the biggest launch the company has ever seen with ever-increasing prices on Apple's public offering.

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Apple doesn’t want a full television set

Apple doesn’t want a full television set

It's time to get realistic about all the Apple TV rumors - with an Apple TV device that's essentially a box and a controller that hook up to any TV you like, there's no reason for Apple to take any other steps. Today's inside tip comes from the Wall Street Journal where they say Apple is speaking with cable providers to get an in on wired content not provided by iTunes. While it does make sense that they'd head out and make sure they've got all the right connections in the industry before releasing a product, this simply does not fit with Apple's way of doing business.

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