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Last week saw the release of iOS 7 and it was greeted by overwhelmingly positive reviews, leading to its installation on more than 200 million iThings worldwide. Apple TV 6.0, roughly equivalent to iOS 7, has travelled a more tortured road — released on Friday and pulled on Saturday, but it’s available once again for download. 9 to 5 Mac is reporting that Apple TV 6 Update is back. The mothership hasn’t said what the…

Apple released Apple TV 6.0 on Friday and then on Sunday, following widespread reports of bricked hobby pucks, has now pulled the update. For the technically literate, an Apple TV restore is no big deal. Steve Jobs famously referred to the Apple TV as a hobby. However, with more than 13 million units sold on the back of a growing buffet of A-list content, Apple TV accounts for over 50 percent of the set top…

Some folks say a new television product is coming next month. That is, perhaps, doubtful. What is now beyond question is the long-rumored Apple TV 6.0 software update. And, as expected, Cupertino’s new Pandora competitor, iTunes Radio, is part of the streaming audio mix of the market leading set top box. Wired is reporting that Apple TV 6.0 firmware is now available for download. Based on the hyper popular iOS 7, this software update delivers…

A real honest-to-goodness hunk of new hardware or just the expected software update? There is no question that iOS 7 is coming to the Apple TV, but the air is once again pregnant with the possibility that Cupertino will soon ship a new television product. Tapscape reported conflicting rumors about whether Apple’s 2013 television play will be a software update, new set top box or even something more exciting still. So, will it be an…

The gorgeous rendering of an Apple television set attached to this article? We won’t be getting one at Tuesday’s Apple Event. Moreover, according a highly reliable media source, there won’t even be a new Apple TV (set top box). But that isn’t the end of the story. Tapscape has reported a rumor of a new Apple TV and even speculative fiction that the iWatch is really a television. That said, All Things D’s Peter Kafka,…

Tim Cook’s “busy Fall,” which one insider referred to as an “army of products,” officially kicks off at next week’s Apple Event. Whereas everyone expects the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iOS 7, a surprise(-ish) guest could be making an appearance — a “Set Top Box with Communication Function” (a.k.a. 2013 Apple TV). Panjiva Shipment Search, which has a penchant for rooting around in Department of Homeland Security trade documents, discovered that Apple has been…

Apple rumorology is nothing without, “What if?” Although it is tempting to dismiss such unicorn tear powered dreamscapes out of hand, Apple has a habit of surprising and delighting, which is the foundation of the question — Is the long-rumored iWatch not a smartwatch at all but rather a television? First of all, remember that for all of the rumors, leaks and invented fantasies that came out before hand, no one came close to fully…

Which should not be confused with an Apple TV — the little black hobby puck — or an actual Apple-branded television set that hangs on your wall. Once-upon-a-time tech journalist and now Google Ventures partner M.G. Siegler has been hearing interesting things about Apple and a TV product that’s all about interaction. Apple is making a television set! Apple’s content deals! Apple is, at least according to M.G. Siegler, working a new TV related device…

Can you picture Apple CEO and supply-chain master Tim Cook, out on the streets of Korea, kicking the tires on ultra-high-definition (Ultra HD) LCD panels? Once again, the Asian rumor mill is teasing the long-rumored and lusted for Apple iTV, but don’t put one on your Christmas list just yet. Yes, Tapscape has been reporting Apple iTV rumors for months and months That said, it is believed, no meaningful sources are cited, that Apple is…

A few days ago we covered the latest Apple TV rumors and what you can expect this summer and/or Fall from the Apple Corporation. Today, we’re back to cover a new Apple TV concept developed by British engineer Sam Beckett. Apple TV Incorporates iPad Remote Rumor One of the latest rumors surrounding the coveted Apple iTV is that it will come with an iPad-like controller. The controller will have a 9.7-inch display, leading many to think that…

Apple TV concepts are on the rise these days, thanks to Apple’s FCC filing for a next-generation iTV a few months ago. In February, it was reported that Apple had published job ads enlisting engineers for future televisions — another hint that Apple is planning to create a new version of its iTV. Apple does not publish job ads without reason. Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised that iOS users will not see new Apple…

You may not be aware, but SID’s annual display exhibition in Vancouver is happening all this week and it seems LG has got quite a bit lined up to present at SID 2013. The Society for Information Display’s (SID) showcases the future of display technologies with the latest and greatest products in TV, mobile, and other media devices. Not only will LG be displaying their 55-inch curved OLED TV at SID 2013, but of most…

Are you still paying $80, $120 or more every month for cable TV? Here are a string of news items sure to make you think twice about paying that much again. Yes, Netflix is the world’s biggest streaming video service and added more than 3 million news subscribers last quarter, surpassing HBO in the US. Cable cutters rejoice, because this is what winning looks like. Although HBO is still bigger outside the US, according to…