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Apple Press Event March 2012

TowerGrove
03-07-2012, 11:16 AM
Hi thought I would start this thread for all related Apple items from today.

TowerGrove
03-07-2012, 11:17 AM
New Apple TV and now 1080p and iCloud for movies...woo hoo!!

DonnyDC
03-07-2012, 12:17 PM
1080p is niche though, 720p is all everyone needs.
2048x1536? super niche.. people dont care about super high resolutions.

Malanthius
03-07-2012, 12:22 PM
Thanks for the update Tower. Got to agree with Danny. 720 is all that is needed for streaming. And it looks great. Most people won't see the difference.

Malanthius
03-07-2012, 12:24 PM
Any Bluray news from Apple? I'm guessing it's no again? I'd be shocked to hear them support it anyway.

DonnyDC
03-07-2012, 12:29 PM
Any Bluray news from Apple? I'm guessing it's no again? I'd be shocked to hear them support it anyway.They wont support ultraviolet until theyre forced to. Like they were forced to support drm free mp3s.

PSound
03-07-2012, 01:19 PM
HBO Deals Keep Fox, Universal Out of New iCloud Movie Service

A studio executive tells me that Apple does not have all six of the major studios on board. And here’s confirmation from a source with first-hand knowledge: News Corp.’s Fox and Comcast’s Universal aren’t in, because they have pre-existing deals with Time Warner’s HBO that give the pay-TV service exclusive “windows.” (News Corp. also owns this Web site.)

That means that if you bought, say, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” from iTunes earlier this year, you won’t be able to re-watch it on Apple TV.

But that should get sorted out eventually, says HBO spokesman Jeff Cusson. “With every technological enhancement, we have always been able to find common ground with our studio partners, and we’re sure that will be the result here.”

http://allthingsd.com/20120307/apple-tv-gets-a-refresh/

DonnyDC
03-07-2012, 01:33 PM
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/995051/retina_compare.jpg

PSound
03-07-2012, 01:46 PM
Integrated iTunes Sign Up & 1080p HD On Apple TV

Starting today, you can sign-up for Netflix directly on your Apple TV and pay via your iTunes account. Plus, with the new third generation Apple TV, you’ll also be able to watch thousands of hours of great movies and television streaming on Netflix in 1080p high definition and with room-filling Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.

Now, with a software update on your Apple TV, this seamless sign up and billing experience extends to the second generation Apple TV. The new sign up and payment experience on Apple TV is available wherever Netflix is, including in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

http://blog.netflix.com/2012/03/integrated-itunes-sign-up-1080p-hd-on.html

maleaco
03-09-2012, 01:22 AM
Just got some stuff off amazon.....so excited https://www.asdfhacks.com/wp-content/upload/34/b/happy.gif

GizmoDVD
03-10-2012, 12:22 PM
Some comaparisons:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1335714

For $100 I'll probably bite.

Kosty
03-10-2012, 04:28 PM
Some comaparisons:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1335714

For $100 I'll probably bite.

If you like the iPad or iPad 2 you will probably love the new iPad.

I have already had a few people tell me personally that the display is noticeably better as well as the "response" and everything seems to be just better in small ways with no downside. One person had a chance to test drive it for a while and raves about it.

Slate and other professional reviews or commentary on it also seem pretty unanimous that its a worthwhile upgrade over the previous versions currently on the market.

Only concerns I heard is that some fear that the 4G speeds will eat data usage like a monster for the low tier data usage plans, but usability and the display looks great.

Some already that the new display is well worth it for web browsing and video watching and its a noticeable upgrade over the iPad 2.

If you are thinking about it then you should probably go for it.

Kosty
03-10-2012, 04:37 PM
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2012/03/new_ipad_how_apple_s_tablet_strategy_parallels_its _unbeatable_ipod_success_.html

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/312311/20120310/new-ipad-review-release-date-march-2012.htm

http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/tablets/hands-on-new-ipad-review-1069445

PSound
03-10-2012, 08:39 PM
Sounds like whatever Apple has planned is significantly different than Netflix.

Les Moonves: Steve Jobs Approached CBS for Apple TV Content

CBS CEO Leslie Moonves said Saturday that he was approached about a year ago by Steve Jobs to provide content for Apple's long-rumored television service but he declined to participate.

Moonves told a conference audience that he met with Jobs, the late Apple CEO, and heard a pitch for what was billed as a subscription content service, but ultimately he said he wasn't interested in providing CBS shows or films to the venture.

"I told Steve, 'You know more than me about 99 percent of things but I know more about the television business,' " Moonves said, citing his concerns about providing content to a service that could disrupt CBS' existing revenue streams. Moonves said Jobs, in characteristic fashion, strongly disagreed with his assessment.

Despite his skepticism over Apple TV, Moonves was bullish on digital dealmaking. He specifically cited the benefits of CBS content deals with Netflix (which he called a "friend") and Amazon, as well as the value of pacts with Hulu and Netflix for The CW network, co-owned by CBS and Time Warner.

"That's what changed the CW from being a losing proposition to being a (money maker)," Moonves said.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/leslie-moonves-steve-jobs-cbs-apple-tv-298300