New Apple TV Could Be Based On iPhone OS

News | Monday May 24 2010 5:00 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , ,

According to Engadget, the new Apple TV will be based on
. This is unlike the older version that was based on the OS X-lite platform. Also, the new architecture will bring Apple 's indigenously built
to the new device. Apple is learned to have moved away from a local storage based solution to a cloud-based architecture. Consequently, the new Apple TV may come only with a limited 16GB flash storage, though users willing to have a local storage option may be able to do so with a Time Capsule.
Considering that the earlier iterations of Apple TV did not fare well in the market, the company is reported to be making the device extremely affordable with the new version.
writes that Apple TV may retail at an extremely low price of $99. With the device sharing its operating platform with the
, users may also be offered access to the
, though details are extremely sketchy at the moment.
There is no word as yet on when the rumored new Apple TV might launch. An official announcement about the new device is not expected during
. Nevertheless, the latest rumors come close on the heels of Google's announcement of their foray into the television segment. It will be interesting to see the two technology giants extend their rivalry to the home entertainment space.
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