What to expect from the Apple iTV: the ins and outs

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What to expect from the Apple iTV: the ins and outs

With the rumours about the new Apple TV floating about around the web, we have decided to focus on the most popular rumours to try and predict what we are likely to expect from the Apple TV.

What will the Apple TV look like?

Quite a few rumours have been floating around that it will be a big version of the iPad but the majority of people are now saying the Apple TV will have its own shape and style.  

Specification

The Apple TV is said to be coming in 3 sizes between 32 inch and 55 inch model, although it is said that a 50 inch version of the TV is in Jonny Ive’s studio. The company manufacturing the TV’s reckon the sets will have the same processor as the iPad 3 which means an Apple A6.  

Apple iTV and iCloud

Steve Jobs said "I'd like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use. It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud. It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it."

Remote control

The popular rumour on the remote control is that it will come with a normal remote control but you will also be able to control it with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Suggestions have been made that it will be able to be controlled with Siri...

Price

As with most of Apple’s existing products it is likely to be around double the price of similarly sized TV’s.

Release date

Most people predict 2013 for the release date of Apple TV, but many have suggested later in the year as to not miss Christmas shopping season.
The New York Times says that price, not technology, is the problem, Apple is waiting for the cost of large LCD panels to fall further before building  Apple TV’s.

The features of the proposed Apple TV could potentially separate the device from all other television sets on the market.

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