Apple to introduce a fourth-generation Apple TV on September 10

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Next week, Apple will introduce a fourth-generation set-top box Apple TV. Reported by Panjiva citing informed sources . Set-top box could make his debut at a special conference on September 10 , dedicated to the presentation of new smartphone iPhone.

According to the source , to a speedy release of Apple TV 4G hinted several facts. August 11 this year, Apple has received from the Chinese company BYD Precision Manufacture, based in Shenzhen , a parcel that was registered as a ” set-top box with a communication function “. Then in the main office of the company was delivered a few packages with the same designation . The last departure is received on August 25. From this Panjiva conclude that is being tested in Cupertino Apple TV 4G.

Recall set-top box Apple TV, allows you to transfer movies, TV shows , and photos over Wi-Fi on the TV screen. Digital content can be broadcast over the Internet to your computer or mobile device iPhone, iPod touch and iPad streaming . Configure Apple TV , simply connect the power to the device , and then connect it to a TV via HDMI.

Apple announced the third generation of Apple TV in March last year. Unlike the previous version , able to output to an external video screen 720p, the device supports resolutions up to 1080p. At the heart of Apple TV 3G is a processor A5, familiar from such gadgets as the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPod touch 5G, where one core disabled .

In March of this year, Apple released a second modification of the Apple TV 3G. During the experiments, it was found out that the updated attachment is based on the same A5 processor, but produced at a perfect 28 – nanometer process technology. According to rumors , this processor is supplied by TSMC. Thus, the new version of Apple TV 3G is the first device Apple, the processor for which was made without the participation of Samsung.

It is worth noting that last week, Apple released an update to Apple TV, which added support for five new services : Vevo, Disney Channel, Disney XD, The Weather Channel and Smithsonian Channel. In addition to new applications on the Home screen of the device update has brought another ” innovation” – blocked the hack that allows you to use Plex and UnliMovie bypass settings set top box. However , users quickly found a way to restore the services.

[Via GigaOM]

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