All items tagged with "television"

Why Recent Apple Acquisitions Could Mean Radical New iPhone 5S Features On The CultCast

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Team Cult is back from Vegas, baby! Yes, we’re still a little, um, foggy minded, but with plenty of new Apple news to discuss, the show must go on.

On this episode of The CultCast, we discuss rumors of iPhone 5S, and ponder how some recent Apple acquisitions means the mystery phone could have some very radical new features.

Then, has Apple lost its mojo? And what about all those rampant rumors that iPhone 5 just isn’t selling? Bollocks! On our newest episode, we sort it all out for you.

Eager to listen but not sure how? Easy! Subscribe to The CultCast now on iTunes, or easily stream new and previous episodes via Apple’s free Podcasts App.

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Enter The Audioengine Premium Speaker Giveaway [Giveaways]

Enter The Audioengine Premium Speaker Giveaway [Giveaways]

Didn’t get those speakers you were looking for under the tree this year?

Well, Cult of Mac Deals may just have you covered. Thanks to our friends over at TuneUp and Audioengine we’re going to select 4 lucky winners to take home a sweet set of Audioengine home speakers that you can connect to any of your iDevices, computers, or televisions to bring premium sound to any room in your home. This is one giveaway that sounds too good to miss out on!

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Apple TV Is In Testing For 2014 Launch [Rumor]

Apple TV Is In Testing For 2014 Launch [Rumor]

Apple’s much-anticipated television set has entered its initial testing phase at Hon Hai Precision Industry, a company source has revealed. It’s expected to feature a display between 46 inches and 55 inches in size, and shipments are likely to be “huge.” Don’t expect to have one in your living room anytime soon, however; it doesn’t look like it’s going to get its grand unveiling during 2013.

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Apple Stock Continues To Slide As Analysts Await The ‘Next Big Thing’

Apple Stock Continues To Slide As Analysts Await The ‘Next Big Thing’

After months of steady growth, Apple stock hit an all-time high of $705.07 in late September, and it seemed there was no sign of stopping it from breaking through the $1,000 barrier and making Apple the world’s first trillion dollar company. Take a look at the market today, however, and it paints a very different picture.

Apple stock fell a whopping 25% in November, and on Friday, it hit a ten-month low. Today, shares dipped below the $400 mark. This is despite the recent launch of the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini, both of which appear to be selling incredible well. Can the Cupertino company put an end to this nasty slide? Analysts don’t think so.

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WSJ: Apple Has Begun Early Testing Of Television Set Designs With Suppliers

WSJ: Apple Has Begun Early Testing Of Television Set Designs With Suppliers

WSJ: Apple Has Begun Early Testing Of Television Set Designs With Suppliers I hope it looks like this.

Apple has begun testing high-resolution television set designs with manufacturing partners in Asia, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal that cites unnamed sources within Foxconn. Both Foxconn and display manufacturer Sharp are said to be involved in the process, which is still in its early stages.

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Still Dreaming About An Apple TV Set? Former Exec Says It’s Not Happening

Still Dreaming About An Apple TV Set? Former Exec Says It’s Not Happening

Still fantasizing about replacing your aging plasma with a new Apple television? According to recent speculation, the Cupertino company is going to announce the revolutionary new set any day now. But according to former Apple executive and current Apple watcher Jean-Louis Gassee, we’re kidding ourselves.

Gassee says that the rumors surrounding the device are nothing but an “enduring fantasy,” and that the only thing Apple will release that’s close to a television is a new Apple TV set-top box.

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The Apple Television Isn’t As ‘Imminent’ As Some Would Have You Believe

The Apple Television Isn’t As ‘Imminent’ As Some Would Have You Believe

Apple’s television is still some way off.

On Thursday, Jefferies analyst James Kisner revealed that the much-anticipated Apple television, the product we’ve been talking about for well over a year, is almost ready to make its big debut. In fact, Kisner said its launch was “imminent.”

According to sources for AllThingsD, however, it’s not quite as close as Kisner would have you believe. While Apple has indeed held talks with a number of large cable companies, it seems it hasn’t yet spoken to TV programmers. With that in mind, it seems the Apple television is some way off just yet.

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Analyst: There’s Little Possibility That The Apple HDTV Will Launch Any Time Soon

Analyst: There’s Little Possibility That The Apple HDTV Will Launch Any Time Soon

Until Apple can get the cable companies to play ball, its TV set will remain a rumor.

While we’re almost certain Apple is working on its own television set, when it will launch is a complete mystery. Initially it seemed the set could make its debut before the end of 2012, and then reports pushed the release date back until 2013. Now according to a new analyst report, it’s unlikely won’t be adding an Apple HDTV to your credit card bill any time soon.

Why? Apple’s senior vice president of internet software and services Eddy Cue has reportedly indicated to analysts that there’s still a lot of work to be done with content providers.

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i.TV is an Essential App for Anyone Who Watches TV [Daily Freebie]

i.TV is an Essential App for Anyone Who Watches TV [Daily Freebie]

Even with the iPad eating away at the time we spend in front of the bigger screens — in my case, the iPad is my screen of choice when watching Netflixed TV shows — cable subscriptions still have a ton of appeal. Want to watch the Olympics live on your iPad via the official NBC app? You’ll need a cable subscription; and then there are all the recent great cable shows: Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, etc.

But you’ll need a guide to sort through the mire, and that’s where the i.TV app and your trusty iPad or iPhone comes in.

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Apple Brings The iTunes Store To 12 Additional Countries In Asia Today

Apple Brings The iTunes Store To 12 Additional Countries In Asia Today

The iTunes Store extends its reach across Asia today.

Just days after opening the App Store to 32 additional countries, Apple released a press release this morning to announce that the iTunes Store is also extending its reach to another nine countries in Asia today, including Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.

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