The Apple TV has been available since March 2007. But it took iTunes movie rentals and the promise of a forthcoming software update to convince Jonathan Seff to buy the device.
Gefen is launching a new line of HDTV peripherals aimed at consumers.
Jason Snell takes a look at Macworld Expo's big announcements and tries to put them all in perspective.
Movie rentals weren't the only digital-media news to come out of last week's Macworld Expo keynote. Apple and 20th Century Fox are collaborating on iTunes Digital Copy, a program where you get an iTunes-compatible version of a movie when your purchase the physical DVD. The program promises to save you the time and hassle of ripping DVDs yourself. Dan Frakes looks into whether it delivers.
Apple's tagline for the just-concluded Macworld Expo was "There's something in the air." But for everything that was "in the air" this past week, there were pre-show rumors that didn't pan out, products that didn't receive enough attention, and announcements ripe for second-guessing.
Christopher Breen ponders Apple's decision to junk the old Apple TV software, admit it was a failure, and start again with new software and a new reason for being: movies.
It was hard to tell from the cheers during Steve Jobs' keynote whether the MacBook Air or iTunes movie rental announcements made the bigger impression. Jim Dalrymple discovers that both developments put Apple in a strong position at the start of 2008.
In the first of our week-long Expo Daily Round-Ups, Rik Myslewski looks at the wide range of reactions to Steve Jobs' address to Expo attendees.
Rob Griffiths loves the idea of renting movies from iTunes so much, he's willing to pay more if Apple lets him keep watching beyond the current 24-hour limit.
Brian Chen was overjoyed by Apple's plan to offer movie rentals through iTunes—except for the illogical 30-day waiting period that exists between the DVD release and the time the movie will appear on iTunes.