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Apple offers ‘sneak peek’ at iTV media router


During today’s Showtime event in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs offered an unexpected “sneak peek” at the company’s media router, tentatively titled iTV. The device, which is slightly larger than a Mac mini computer dimensionally, is planned for release in the first quarter of 2007 at a price of $299, and enables any iTunes 7-equipped Mac or PC to spool media content to a current-generation television set. iTV includes component video, HDMI, optical audio and RCA-style stereo audio ports, plus an Ethernet port, 802.11 wireless connectivity, and a power cable; the power supply is inside the unit. Videos, music, photos, podcasts, and movie trailers from Apple can all be performed on your home TV/AV system with the unit, which connects either directly to your TV or a set top box. Additional details to come.

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Has anybody checked if the iTv contains either a harddisk or a big amount of RAM? If this is the case the storage can be used as buffer, meaning that a 802.11g will be fine for streaming the media. Further more this could enable the device to contain one ore more full movies from the iTunes, that upon purchase could be transfered to a computer. 
And the storage would enable the unit to be independant of any computer meaning that a whole new marked would open for Apple.

Posted by JOSS on September 14, 2006 at 3:49 AM (CDT)


I have great doubt that name will be allowed here in the UK, as one our major TV channels already has that name and has had it for many years. Maybe that’s why it states its only a project name only. Only time will tell

Posted by Adam Gates on September 14, 2006 at 8:48 AM (CDT)

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