Apple TV may take longer than expected

Apple may take longer than expected to enter the TV business fully with a new flatscreen device, according to US press reports, citing a company update by Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves following a briefing he received from Apple’s senior vice-president for internet services Eddy Cue and chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer. Cue reportedly said […]

Google’s Motorola files suit against Apple

Google’s Motorola Mobility unit has filed a patent infringement suit against Apple, alleging that the latter has violated its intellectual property. The company has filed a complaint with the US international Trade Commission alleging that Apple has infringed seven patents, including patens covering the Siri voice-activation system used on the latest generation of iPhones. Motorola […]

Apple pulls YouTube app

Apple is to stop providing pre-loaded YouTube apps in its latest iOS software for iPads and iPhones. The technology giant said in statement that the licence to include the Google-owned YouTube app in its operating system had ended, meaning it will not be included as standard in the iOS 6 software. “Customers can use YouTube […]

Now TV launches on Apple devices

Now TV, BSkyB’s new online platform, is now available on iPhones and iPads. The streaming service launched earlier this month offering movies from the Sky Movies channels initially on Android devices, PCs and Macs. A Now TV app is now available from Apple’s iTunes Store making the service available to devices running the iOS operating […]

Apple adds Hulu Plus to Apple TV

Apple has added the Hulu Plus subscription service to its Apple TV device in the US. Existing Hulu Plus subscribers can get access to the service for no extra charge, while new users can sign up for a one-week trial or sign up via iTunes. A number of shows available on the regular online version […]

Samsung beats Apple and Sony as most preferred CE brand

Samsung is the most preferred consumer electronics brand in the US and Europe, beating rivals including Sony and Apple, according to a survey by Strategy Analytics. According to Strategy Analytics’ ConsumerMetrix Technology Brand Preference Index, which surveyed some 6,000 consumers’ preferred brands for TVs, computers and mobile phones, Samsung had a ‘preference rating’ of 41%, […]

Netflix beats Apple in online movie race

Netflix was the top online movie service in the US last year, surpassing Apple’s iTunes, according to IHS Screen Digest. It reports that Netflix’s share of US online movie revenue soared to 44% 2011 while Apple’s share of total revenue declined to 32.3% last year, down from a 60.8% in 2010.
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Apple TV rumour mill fuelled by reports of trial production

Speculation about the possible launch of a smart TV by Apple has increased following Chinese reports that Foxconn has received orders to manufacture a trial run of the product. China’s First Financial Daily, citing informed sources, said that the Shenzen-based factory had received orders to begin production but did not reveal details. CNBC Asia meanwhile […]

Loewe denies Apple takeover rumours

German TV manufacturer Loewe has denied reports that it is set to be acquired by Apple. Blog site Apple Insider had claimed that Apple’s board of directors was due to decide on an alleged US$113 million (€88 million) deal by the end of the week. Loewe issued a statement via German IT news site Heise […]

Apple launches new Apple TV box, Netflix provides access via iTunes

Apple is to begin selling a new version of its Apple TV box on March 16, the company has announced. The device will support 1080p HD video, unlike the current model, which only supports 720p content. The device will also have a new iOS-type interface that allows users to browse apps through a range of […]