Sept. 5th is definitely AppleTV news...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by nlivo, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. nlivo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2007
    Ballarat, Australia
    apple said when they released the new iMacs that there would be news coming soon for the appletv....this has to be it..i'm certain of it....i can't believe they (macrumors) haven't made any mention of this in their posts about likely comes rentals and iTunes store on appletv and a **** load more features!!!! I'm excited!!!!
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    And hopefully some decent TV/Movie content for the UK iTunes store...
  3. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    They are going to have to do a lot to actually make it worth buying.
  4. MikieMikie macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Newton, MA
    Perhaps iPods?

    Man, I hope you're right, but I can't help feeling this one is about iPods, iPods, The Beatles, iPods, ITMS, iPods and European iPhones deals. (Did I mention iPods?)

    A passing mention, like, "And we have opened up our complete collection of wonderful movies to all of our loyal hobbyists who bought the :apple:TV by making the ITMS accessible from their living rooms" will probably what we get. Big whoop.

    Prove me wrong, The Steve. Please.

    Nonetheless, I want to state that everyone, including myself, who bought this device bought it with its limitations and all. I am still VERY happy with my :apple:TV and if no further improvements were done on it, I'd still be very happy with it. You should be, too, or you shouldn't have bought it.

    Like the OP, though, I hope for news. :eek:

    -- Mikie
  5. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

    Santa Rosa

    Aug 22, 2007
    Unfortunately very much doubt that, think that maybe more of a possibility at the event in Paris on the 5th.
  6. adrianblaine macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2006
    Pasadena, CA
    I can see how this would be an "entertainment" oriented announcement. Everything to do with iTunes/iPods/:apple:TV.

    I personally won't even consider getting an Apple TV until there is some sort of lower rate for TV shows (Subscribe for the monthly cost of cable/satalite for maybe 20-30 shows and seasons?) and the ability to rent movies from my couch.
  7. Derwood macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2005
    I reckon... could make a pretty strong case for Apple releasing an entry-level, budget :apple:TV with no hard-drive whatsoever. As 802.11n becomes increasingly established among home users I think this could be a real, and very shrewd, addition to the :apple:TV product line-up.

    Sod the hard drive, I say. I doubt that Apple are that concerned with the profit made on the :apple:TV units themselves. The :apple:TV is designed to extend the range of the iTunes ecosystem into the living room. An :apple:TV minus hard-drive could be introduced at a much lower cost while keeping the same form-factor and thus facilitating a user upgrade for all the :apple:TV hackers and modders out there.

    The more I think about it the more I am convinced that this is the only way for :apple:TV to avoid going the same way as the iPod Hi-Fi.

    My tuppence worth.

  8. pilotError macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2006
    Long Island
    Since Steve declared us hobbiests, I wouldn't expect anything to be released until maybe one of his kids birthdays or something :p

    Who knows, I would think something like Joost support in the next round.

    Cool, but not terribly useful.
  9. d.f macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2003
    just a guess

    the UK getting TV shows finally...... could have been done ages ago. there's no UK content and the deals were already existing US deals. the timing is odd. i was at the regent street store yesterday and there were no marketing / banners to let you know this development.

    i think they wanted to get the basics (including the basic content) out in the wild before the 5th. So that whoever / whatever is new on that day will get the limelight, and not the drowned in the news that South Park or Desperate Housewives are finally available.

    just a thought.
  10. maccompaq macrumors 65816


    Mar 6, 2007
    Look for a headless iMac either Sept 5 or 25. We all have been waiting so long.........
  11. Tumeg101 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2007
    Orange County, California
    It wont be just about iPods.... they cant talk about iPods for 2 hours! They will announce the new iPods, the release date of leopard, and possibly an AppleTV update
    and some more to fill the time, lol
  12. wPod macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2003
    Denver, CO
    firmware upgrade to support 5.1 surround sound! and the ability to dl movies/music directly from the apple TV (you know, so you dont have to get off the couch!)
  13. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2006
    São Paulo
    All we are going to here from apple is that they are drooping the Apple TV, and they will No longer support it.
  14. Mgkwho macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2005
    Um, please.

    :apple:TV will be supported by Apple because they can pinpoint it into any niche they please. Its capabilities can be expanded through firmware; what's to stop it from becoming some sort of iPhone hub or some other bizarre but useful application?

    Maybe the hi-fi will be discontinued.

  15. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    The Apple TV is something Apple is very excited about. It brings the iTunes store to your TV. THey are not dropping it.
  16. PhatBoyG macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2007
    Tulsa, OK

    XBOX 360 = $349
    Apple TV = $299

    Which do you think does more -- a LOT more?

    And yes, I own an Apple TV -- and it's not ALL THAT.
  17. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    I can see them talking about ATV, not the main focus, but it seems likely
  18. KershMan macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2003
    VA, USA
    To each his own. The AppleTV is great for those who want it. I wouldn't buy an XBOX for anything. No need for it. But I bought an AppleTV the first weekend it was out and use it everyday for music, videos, video podcasts, YouTube, and home movies. YouTube gets used daily for sure. I love it. I had thought about connecting our Mini to the TV, but this little thing is great for what we needed.
  19. maccompaq macrumors 65816


    Mar 6, 2007
    The new Apple TV come with a Mac Mini inside.
  20. MarkCollette macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    It still has to have enough storage for OS X though. I'm not sure if the couple gigs of flash would be noticeably cheaper than just putting in a small hard drive.
  21. chas0001 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    Alicante, SPAIN
    I love my AppleTV. I really don't understand why Canadians cannot buy movies etc. What a travesty!

    I am thinking about moving to Canada, loved visiting the country :D

  22. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    i don't really care about new ipods as i plan on purchasing an iphone and for now am contempt with my 5th gen. So with that i hope they announce iphone plans for europe along with 3g for the states- if this is true i'm be at apple happily waiting to ditch verizon :D
  23. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2002
    And an iPhone comes with a Mac micro inside and what is that going to get me?
  24. AutumnSkyline macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2006
    A burnt hand?


    Spider powers???!!!??!! *spiderphone spiderphone......*;):D:apple:

    I'm praying for a cheaper iPhone *prays to The Steve*
  25. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    I think it'll be mainly iPod news, maybe apple tv news as something on the side

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