“If the rumors and reports are correct, Apple will begin taking pre-orders within the next few days for its forthcoming Apple TV set-top box,” Matthew Keys reports for VentureBeat.
MacDailyNews Note: You can order your new Apple TV from the Apple Store right now.
“The new Apple TV comes in two storage flavors: 32GB at $149 and 64GB at $199. The biggest difference between the two will likely be how many apps you can store on the device before you reach your limit and which kinds of apps you intend to use,” Keys reports. “New technology found within Apple’s television operating system will automatically pick certain apps apart, downloading only the parts of an app a user needs most at any given time and keeping other parts of the app in the cloud. The bits of the app that are immediately downloaded are known as on demand resources, and the idea is that it downloads app content faster while saving space on the device.
“Even though Apple’s not forcing developers to use on demand resources (it’s turned on by default), it is requiring developers limit their apps to 200 MB in size. And while Apple TV does allow apps to download as much as 2 GB of data in order to unbundle and run an app, there’s no “persistent storage” on the device — meaning Apple TV tosses any unused, cached data back into the cloud when a user closes an app in order to free up space on the device,” Keys reports. “All of that means the base-model 32 GB Apple TV should be more than enough for most people.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Regardless, the price difference is so slight that we’re staying in the bigger is better, 64GB-just-to-be-safe camp, thanks.
Our 64GB Apple TV units are ordered with delivery slated for November 2 – 4. Did you get your order in yet?
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