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Gromit
Sep 23, 2009, 06:34 AM
British newspaper The Daily Mirror is reporting that AppleTV employees in California have bee working a great deal of overtime leading to speculation that a new AppleTV will be ready before Christmas.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology/2009/09/22/apple-overtime-points-to-apple-tv-refresh-115875-21692569/

Real or another false dawn?



GermanSuplex
Sep 23, 2009, 07:15 AM
If it's true, I can't see it being a brand new, revamped model with tons of notable features. I can only imagine it being an under the hood update with maybe a faster processor and a slightly bigger hard drive. Kinda like how they up the specs on their laptops from time to time.

A significant new model with significantly important, new features would likely debut at a keynote.

I really don't think its true at all though. My guess is they'll stick with the 160GB model they have now, since it does pretty much everything necessary (HD video, music, etc) and and maybe focus on a netbook because there's so much hype and anticipation for it. The netbook/tablet is creating the same rumors and hype as a cell phone was back in 2004 - 2006. It's reaching a boiling point.

chenks
Sep 23, 2009, 07:22 AM
oh The Daily Mirror has always been a reliable source for anything :rolleyes:

Tilpots
Sep 23, 2009, 07:53 AM
Uh, how would they know apple employees are working OT?

Le Big Mac
Sep 23, 2009, 08:36 AM
oh The Daily Mirror has always been a reliable source for anything :rolleyes:

Yes . . . british T&A.

LinMac
Sep 23, 2009, 09:04 AM
I think we all expect something to come out of the AppleTV team soon. The AppleTV is simply a very low end Mac that still runs a custom version of Tiger. It could be upgraded to run a customized version of Snow Leopard and support all types of new features.

We'll see. :D

jayroc2k
Sep 23, 2009, 11:18 AM
just a bit of perspective, the Mirror is a tabloid equally capable of the truth and untruth (bushism thrown in for free!!)

whooleytoo
Sep 23, 2009, 01:00 PM
Uh, how would they know apple employees are working OT?

Probably from the class action lawsuits about overtime pay? :)

Tilpots
Sep 23, 2009, 01:03 PM
Probably from the class action lawsuits about overtime pay? :)

Not familiar. Could you post a link?

whooleytoo
Sep 23, 2009, 01:11 PM
Not familiar. Could you post a link?

There have been several overtime related lawsuits (link (http://apple.qj.net/Employees-sue-Apple-over-unpaid-overtime-wages/pg/49/aid/123019), link (http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/08/06/former_employee_hits_apple_with_unpaid_overtime_suit.html)), but I was joking that they are related to AppleTV.

Sounds like The Mirror just put 1 and 1 together, and got 3.

keeper
Sep 23, 2009, 01:38 PM
Id guess they got it from here

http://www.macworld.co.uk/mac/news/index.cfm?newsid=27237&pagtype=allchandate

Tilpots
Sep 23, 2009, 01:50 PM
There have been several overtime related lawsuits (link (http://apple.qj.net/Employees-sue-Apple-over-unpaid-overtime-wages/pg/49/aid/123019), link (http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/08/06/former_employee_hits_apple_with_unpaid_overtime_suit.html)), but I was joking that they are related to AppleTV.

Sounds like The Mirror just put 1 and 1 together, and got 3.

Ah, I see. Thanks. :)

Bevz
Sep 23, 2009, 02:38 PM
Id guess they got it from here

http://www.macworld.co.uk/mac/news/index.cfm?newsid=27237&pagtype=allchandate

There is a TEAM working on ATV!!?? I thought it was just one fella working part time on a laptop in a broom cupboard at the bottom of the stairs.... and i thought he'd been on leave all summer.... If there is a TEAM, this changes everything!!! ;)

zedsdead
Sep 23, 2009, 03:09 PM
This is great news.

Maybe an October Keynote is coming after all.

NightStorm
Sep 23, 2009, 03:40 PM
There is a TEAM working on ATV!!?? I thought it was just one fella working part time on a laptop in a broom cupboard at the bottom of the stairs.... and i thought he'd been on leave all summer.... If there is a TEAM, this changes everything!!! ;)

There was a member of this team who used to occasionally post here... I think he was scared away awhile ago though.

GottaLoveApple4
Sep 23, 2009, 04:16 PM
Please!!! I would love to pick one up right now. Just add an app store and the ability to sync up an iPhone/iPod Touch over bluetooth for gaming/navigation/web-surfing and I would be more than happy.:rolleyes::apple:

blackpond
Sep 23, 2009, 04:19 PM
There is a TEAM working on ATV!!?? I thought it was just one fella working part time on a laptop in a broom cupboard at the bottom of the stairs.... and i thought he'd been on leave all summer.... If there is a TEAM, this changes everything!!! ;)

You had me laughing good with this one. No kidding, a TEAM? lol

The sad part is, a team of two to three full time (not over time) employees could do some serious good for this product over a month or two.

Bevz
Sep 23, 2009, 04:38 PM
There was a member of this team who used to occasionally post here... I think he was scared away awhile ago though.

lol

Bevz
Sep 23, 2009, 04:41 PM
You had me laughing good with this one. No kidding, a TEAM? lol

The sad part is, a team of two to three full time (not over time) employees could do some serious good for this product over a month or two.

Exactly. It's not like apple hasn't got a bit of cash to splash out on another programmer to keep the guy company! ;)

Joking aside, i love ATV but i really wish apple would stop thinking of it as "a hobby" and put a few more people on the case....

Billy Boo Bob
Sep 24, 2009, 10:24 AM
I'd rather just see them release AppleTV as a software product for any Intel Mac. Pick up a Mini and run ATV software and you got one powerful enough to handle pretty much whatever you throw at it. Got a "spare" Mac sitting around, or one acting as a small volume server? Perfect choice.

If you want it to act like an ATV full time, place the launcher in your startup items.

That way you could get out of ATV software and use a browser on your HugeScreen HDTV without having to screw around with that silly remote. And you could actually watch MLB.TV with a nice picture (all I get is jumpy video through XBMC).

Bevz
Sep 24, 2009, 02:23 PM
I'd rather just see them release AppleTV as a software product for any Intel Mac. Pick up a Mini and run ATV software and you got one powerful enough to handle pretty much whatever you throw at it. Got a "spare" Mac sitting around, or one acting as a small volume server? Perfect choice.

If you want it to act like an ATV full time, place the launcher in your startup items.

That way you could get out of ATV software and use a browser on your HugeScreen HDTV without having to screw around with that silly remote. And you could actually watch MLB.TV with a nice picture (all I get is jumpy video through XBMC).

Check this out... Not official but i read a post by someone in another thread saying he was using it and it worked just fine....

http://www.macgeekblog.com/blog/archive/2008/03/25/atv4mac-1-2-available-2.html

TuckBodi
Sep 24, 2009, 05:26 PM
lol

Originally Posted by NightStorm
There was a member of this team who used to occasionally post here... I think he was scared away awhile ago though.

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He was lurking around here yesterday..

http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?find=lastposter&t=574497

ss957916
Sep 24, 2009, 05:34 PM
New iMacs are coming with a more Cinema Display look.

What's the chance they'll be an Apple HDTV? Internal HDD, off-air recording, iTunes streaming, downloadable content, web browser etc.

sanPietro98
Sep 24, 2009, 08:48 PM
I personally don't care if it's just a minor HDD upgrade. I'm just happy that the ATV isn't dead! I love that little box.