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Rumor: New Apple TV will have A5, 1080p support

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Oct 2011 1:35 User comments (4)

Rumor: New Apple TV will have A5, 1080p support According to new references found in the iOS 5 code, Apple's next Apple TV set-top box will likely add a dual-core A5 processor and 1080p support for the first time.
The A5 processor was just introduced for the new iPhone 4S and has been in the iPad 2 since the Spring.

Currently, the Apple TV is model 2,1, says VB, while the software refers to 3,1.

Thanks to the new processor, 1080p playback will finally be supported as the A4 could only handle up to 720p.

A new Apple TV wouldn't be expected until 2012.

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4 user comments

111.10.2011 4:25

Wow is Apple ever slow, there Apple Tv redesign or Apple Tv 2 should have had this upgrade. It should also support the ability to stream other content in almost any format without having to load XBMC on it or "mod" it. We all know Apple and that ain't ever gonna happen. What a shame there sort of digging there own grave on that when less tech savvy people will buy something that will support almost all media files out of the box.

211.10.2011 5:33

Steve is dead...now the company can actually start making good products; they have the engineers and the patents, plus a huge fanbase that practically guarantee sales even when they take risks...all they need is some good management to let the engineers stretch their legs and stop getting in the way of good 3rd party support.



311.10.2011 17:04

I too, was a bit surprised to see that Apple TV only supported 720p? Seriously?



Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

413.10.2011 0:50
llongtheD
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Originally posted by KillerBug:
Steve is dead...now the company can actually start making good products; they have the engineers and the patents, plus a huge fanbase that practically guarantee sales even when they take risks...all they need is some good management to let the engineers stretch their legs and stop getting in the way of good 3rd party support.
Are you saying that apple might change its business model and be open to third party support like android? I highly doubt that. Apple is a boutique manufacturer for the masses, I don't think they'll change that.

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