Apple 'iTV' to Have Apps
The rumored new version of Apple TV priced at a delicious $99, won't be able to play full HD video, but it will have its own built-in apps and access to the App Store, according to Engadget, whose team broke the original story in May.
The $99 set top box, a scaled back version of the current Apple TV priced at $229, will use Apple's proprietary processor, the A4, which is currently found in the iPhone and the iPad. It will also offer 16GB of flash storage along with cloud storage , and stream directly from iTunes―all built into a device about the same size as the iPhone, according to Engadget.
Reports also said the box has been renamed iTV for consistency with other similarly sized Apple devices.
The 720p video playback limit that will preclude full HD at 1080i or 1080p is said to hinge on a problem with the processor, but the cause remains in doubt. It is also unknown whether iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch apps will be compatible with the new device.
iTV may be officially announced next month, perhaps at the annual Apple fall event. No date for the event has yet been announced.
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