Apple TV Logo – Apple TV is a set-top box manufacturers from Apple . She is a TV or a monitor connected and can play at this various media content that they have a local network receives. On 1 September 2010 Apple, the second on 7 March 2012 introduced the third generation.
After the huge success of iTunes Apple was the question of how the optimal device would look like for iTunes in the living room. In the form of iPods already existed a mobile device to iTunes. Quite unlike other announced by Steve Jobs , a new product called iTV before its implementation on the keynote on 12 September 2006. That a set-top box, no TV reception and no DVD player includes, unusually, was founded by Steve Jobs with the idea that the typical household has been living in all the devices to play it from CD, DVD or needed for receiving videos. The only thing missing is an iTunes player, with one’s digital media collection from another room (where a computer is) gets into the living room. The iTV was therefore consistently presented only as a wireless receiver. The whole argument highlighted by Steve Jobs with numerous illustrations, look like a typical living room with its many stacked devices, always was placed on top as the ultimate power on iTV.
From the project was not the iTV iTV product, but it was known as Apple TV, because the name of iTV by a British television channel Independent Television was used (ITV). Compared with the presentation of 12 September had received the first generation of Apple TV’s own hard drive and a full operating system Mac OS X. Even with the significantly increased its hardware performance was the use of concept like Apple TV is essentially an on the remote-controllable player for iTunes content (music, podcasts, videos and movies), supplemented by the reproduction of his own collection of photos and YouTube videos.
Due to technical progress, the second generation of the Apple TV could be undertaken in keeping with the original iTV concept, without built-in hard drive as a maintenance-free compact streaming device. A condition that now is through Mac OS X satisfies 10.6, is that the computer’s hard disk contains (such as an iMac, MacBook, etc.) from the Apple TV from a distance can be switched on to stream the hard disk contents. Also for environmental reasons is streaming more appropriate because not so constantly as in the first generation of Apple TV, the device must be turned on at any time suspected to synchronize. For the user, the streaming concept is well priced, attractive and in use, because generally be avoided by streaming and synchronization conflicts.