Joshua Topolsky reports for Engadget, “According to our sources, this project has been in the works long before Google announced its TV solution, and it ties much more closely into Apple’s mobile offerings. The new architecture of the device will be based directly on the iPhone 4, meaning it will get the same internals, down to that A4 CPU and a limited amount of flash storage — 16GB to be exact — though it will be capable of full 1080p HD (!).”
Topolsky reports, “The device is said to be quite small with a scarce amount of ports (only the power socket and video out), and has been described to some as “an iPhone without a screen.” Are you ready for the real shocker? According to our sources, the price-point for the device will be $99.”
According to the report, the next-gen AppleTV will focus on cloud-based storage featuring instant-on 1080p along with an option to utilize a Time Capsule as an external storage component. Topolsjy warns not to expect the new Apple TV to arrive at WWDC, “but development on the product is most definitely full steam ahead.”
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