Rumor: The next Apple TV revealed?

Will the Apple TV remain a hobby?

Could the next Apple TV be right around the corner? According to a tip that Engadget received, the next Apple TV is a "doozy." Apple's new set-top box is apparently rumored to have been in the works for longer than Google TV.

The device is rumored to include Apple's A4 CPU, limited on-board flash memory (16GB), and 1080p HD playback support, making it remarkably similar to the architecture of the next-gen iPhone 4. Apparently it will also utilize the iPhone OS instead of the standard Mac OS X version, as is the case with the current Apple TV. Engadget also claims that there is no word on if apps will be available or not on the Apple TV.

According to the rumor, the next Apple TV will also use so-called cloud storage, where you would save your media files to an online server (presumably Apple's) instead of your own hard drive. The rumor also states that you will also be able to store media on an Apple Time Capsule. The best part about this rumor? If true, the next Apple TV will cost only $99. The current base model Apple TV--with 160GB of on-board storage--costs $230.

Will the Apple TV remain a hobby, or does Apple finally have serious plans for it? Apple's 2010 Worldwide Developer's Conference is less than two weeks away, so we may find out soon enough.

[Via Engadget]

Like this? You may also Enjoy...

* Jailbreaking the iPad: What You Need to Know

* Japan Proposes Global Holographic World Cup Broadcast

* Next iPhone May Get Display Upgrade

Follow GeekTech on Twitter or Facebook.

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags AppleApple TVhome entertainment

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

James Mulroy

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Deals on Good Gear Guide

Deals on Good Gear Guide

Latest News Articles


GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy


First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni


For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell


The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi


The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott


My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.


Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?