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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 iTV 50 and 42-inch models tipped

Apple iTV 50 and 42-inch models tipped

This week we're hearing that Apple, best known for their innate ability to gain news fervor even when the most gigantic event of the season is coming up without them attending, is currently getting prepared to release a set of Apple TVs, or iTV models, as they're being nicknamed here. The first model will be a 42-inch model, a supposed former Apple employee noted to USA Today, the other being a massive 50-inch model. It's also been suggested that iTV in this form will use Siri-powered controls, iOS app support, iTunes integration of course, and iCloud support.

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Apple iTV Tipped in March 2011 Patent Listing, Full Fledged Apple Television Again Questioned

Apple iTV Tipped in March 2011 Patent Listing, Full Fledged Apple Television Again Questioned

When it comes to Apple products working with the television, it's generally either hit or miss - for example I, personally, have it in my column signature that I use an iPad for a VCR, playing Netflix shows with it all day long (that is, before and after work, of course.) Up until recently, the app didn't function well unless you had it turned to portrait mode. Recently an update fixed this and it's perfect. Similarly, I've got a friend who purchased an Apple TV and used it for a week, then never touched it again, while I've got an uncle who has the same unit and has used it basically every day since he got it. Today we find an application for iTV, a name for a product that may well push Apple to the brink of one of our most universally American products since the dawn of color sets.

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Apple iPod Liveblog reminder: Join us at 10AM Pacific!

Apple iPod Liveblog reminder: Join us at 10AM Pacific!

Just six hours to go until we kick off our Apple iPod event liveblog over at http://live.slashgear.com/, and we're looking forward to seeing exactly what Steve Jobs and his Cupertino compadres have in store.  Among the rumors are a new, smaller and potentially touchscreen iPod nano, a dual-camera iPod touch equipped for FaceTime, and a significant reboot of the Apple TV concept with a new focus on streaming content.

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Apple Liveblog reminder & rumor round-up

Apple Liveblog reminder & rumor round-up

Apple's annual iPod event is 24 hours away, and we're counting off the minutes before the traditional SlashGear liveblog.  We'll be firing up the servers over at http://live.slashgear.com/ in time for the event to begin at 10am Pacific, but if you believe the rumors it's not just iPods that we can expect.  In addition to talk of a new, much smaller iPod nano, plus a camera-toting iPod touch, we've also heard about a possible new online iTunes service.

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Apple Special Event on September 1st, We’ll Be There Live

Apple Special Event on September 1st, We’ll Be There Live

It's probably not surprising at all, really. Just today, we brought you the rumor that Apple would be holding some kind of event, primarily focused on their iPod Touch, and perhaps even on Apple's upcoming revamp of AppleTV (iTV), on September 7th. That didn't last long at all, really, because Apple has just gone on their rounds and sent out the standard, yet provocative email inviting us to their brand new special event coming next week.

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Apple iTV will have iAd-supported content, iPad remote control claims Kevin Rose

Apple iTV will have iAd-supported content, iPad remote control claims Kevin Rose

Apple's plans for the Apple TV continue to gather a halo of rumors, with Digg founder Kevin Rose throwing his own insider gossip into the ring.  According to Rose, a smaller, iOS-based set-top box isn't the only exciting thing about the rebanded "iTV": it will also allow content providers to use iAds to monetize their shows, bypassing traditional cable and satellite distribution.  Meanwhile the iPad will be repurposed as "one big badass remote control".

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iPod touch 4th Gen, iPad 2nd Gen and unknown device (Apple iTV?) tipped in iOS 4.1 beta leak

iPod touch 4th Gen, iPad 2nd Gen and unknown device (Apple iTV?) tipped in iOS 4.1 beta leak

What look to be three new pieces of Apple hardware have shown up in an internal build of iOS 4.1, according to details leaked to AppleInsider.  The beta firmware - apparently scheduled for release in a few weeks time - mentions the "iPod 4,1" (a fourth-generation iPod touch), the "iProd 2,1" (tipped to be a significant update to the iPad) and, most mysteriously, a device only listed as "unknownHardware".  It's speculated that the latter could be Apple's upcoming refresh of the Apple TV.

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Apple TV to Become iTV, Gain Applications

Apple TV to Become iTV, Gain Applications

One product that Apple has seemingly skipped over again, and again, over the last few months is Apple TV. Everyone was wondering, with the launch of the iPad, where Apple TV stood amongst the Apple-branded products, and how it would relate in today's market. Always seen as a niche product, and more of a project rather than a mainstream product, Apple TV seemed to be just there, and nothing more. But, alas, things change, and now Apple TV is changing, too.

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