February 28, 2014 |
The little hockey-puck-sized Apple TV has turned into a big business. During the company's annual shareholders meeting on Friday, Chief Executive Tim Cook said Apple TV had generated $1 billion for the company in its last fiscal year. That figure includes sales of the $99 Apple TV unit as well as the content people are purchasing over it. "It's a little bit harder to call it a hobby," Cook said. That was a reference to Cook's previous habit of saying the company considered Apple TV a "hobby" whenever someone tried to prod him into talking about his plans for the device.
February 28, 2014 |
For the next week, customers who buy an Apple TV at one of the tech giant's retail stores will reportedly receive a $25 iTunes gift card as part of a promotion that could signal a new Apple TV is on its way. Apple news website 9to5Mac reported that Apple informed its retail employees about the promotion Friday morning. The bonus of a $25 gift card will be available to customers who buy a $99 Apple TV at an Apple Store between now and March 5, the report said. In the world of tech, discounts and promotions can often be signs that a newer version of a product will soon be rolled out. PHOTOS: Five ways the Samsung Gear 2 is better than its predecessor That was the case earlier this month when the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch was heavily discounted by two retailers.
January 29, 2014 |
Changes to the Apple Store website appear to indicate that the Cupertino tech giant is now placing more importance on Apple TV, a product Chief Executive Tim Cook has referred to as a "hobby" many times before. When Apple updated its store website to include Valentine's Day specials this week, it also added a new section dedicated entirely to Apple TV, 9to5Mac reported. Previously, Apple TV was hidden away on the website within the accessories page of the iPod section. PHOTOS: Top 10 tech fails of 2013 After the website was updated this week, Apple TV now has a section to itself that includes accessories and support pages for the device, which is used to stream content from the Internet to watch on users' TVs. Recently, 9to5Mac also reported that the company is working on a new Apple TV set-top box that is set to release within the first half of 2014.
January 23, 2014 |
Apple will likely introduce a new Apple TV set-top box in the first half of 2014, according to a report Thursday. The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant's upcoming Apple TV will feature a new app store, according to 9to5Mac , a tech news site known for its accurate Apple reports. With the added app store, Apple may introduce gaming content to the Apple TV for the first time. Apple hasn't dramatically improved its Apple TV product since late 2010, when it released the second generation of the device.
December 27, 2013 |
SALT LAKE CITY - The Lakers have spent plenty of time in the TV glare over the years, continually logging the maximum number of games allowed by the NBA on national TV. But this week they got a cold, hard stare from the NBA and ESPN, who decided in conjunction to drop planned coverage on ESPN of a Lakers game against the Houston Rockets in favor of a Phoenix-Minnesota game the same night, Jan. 8. The Lakers got stranded at the TV altar?...
October 22, 2013 |
At an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Apple announced new versions of its Retina MacBook Pro laptops and said its redesigned Mac Pro computer will go on sale "before the end of the year. " The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant said the black, cylinder-shape Mac Pro, which was announced last summer, will start at $2,999 for a 256 GB model with 12 GB of RAM. The Mac Pro, which uses an Intel Xeon E5 processor, will be assembled in the U.S. LIVE UPDATES: Apple announcement -- iPad, Mavericks OS X, more Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller also unveiled the company's second-generation 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which goes on sale Tuesday.