Rumors for the new Apple TV box include: faster processor, 1080p video support, maybe additional apps (channels), and Siri support--but all of that is completely speculative
Got some pics coming up folks, the Internet connectivity here has been...interesting.
We were talking about how Siri would work on an Apple TV earlier. Katzmaier thought, and I agree, that there's much less room for error in the living room than with a smart phone.
Latest rumors were that the new iPad would be available the Friday after next: March 16. Again, unconfirmed.
Inside the event, we've got Josh Lowensohn, Donald Bell, and Jason Parker
Word on the street is that Epic Games Vice President Mark Rein is here. A good sign we'll see some gaming demo here.
Hello everyone! Waiting for the show to begin!
The company showed off Infinity Blade 2 at the iPhone 4S event in October.
On the phone w/ Donald Bell, if you're watching the Buzz Out Loud livestream, above.
Here we go. CEO Tim Cook on stage.
Big smile, and applause to go with it.
Cook's thanking everyone for coming. "We have a great morning planned," Cook says.
First up. "The post-PC revolution." It's happening all around us and at an amazing pace," he says. That's the place where the PC is no longer at the center of that world, he explains.
Things need to be more portable, and personal than any PC has been. Cook says the company already has three of those: the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad.
"In many ways the iPad is reinventing portable computing, and it's outstripping the wildest of predictions," Cook says.
Cook says any company would be happy to have just one, but at Apple they have all three. Last year the company sold 172 million "post-PC" devices.
That was 76 percent of the company's revenues. "This is incredible," Cook says.
"It plays to our strengths, it's what we love to do," Cook says. First example of that we're getting is retail stores.
Cook shows off the Grand Central store in NY. Apple made a video to show off the opening of the store.
Lots of happy people chatting, playing with gadgets.
I'm gonna post for Josh...we're having a few problems
And that video's over. Applause for that.
Never mind, he's back!! Sorry folks.
Cook now moving onto iOS, the OS that runs the iPhone, iPod and iPad. Cook says 315 million devices through last year, and 62 million of those were from just last quarter.
Cook going over Siri now. "Siri running on the iPhone for us, Siri is your best friend, your intelligent personal assistant who gets things done just by asking. It's a whole new way to interface with your phone."
Cook pointing out how most people know what Siri sounds like on the U.S. versus other countries. First up Australia and France.
Today: Siri coming to Japan.
Going to Japan "in the next few weeks."
iOS 5.1 rolling out today. Going out to users in Japan in "the
It runs 1080p Cook says. Comes with a new
Will the 1080p Apple TV be the one that makes more people jump on board to buy another piece of hardware?
Eddy Cue, Apple SVP up on stage now, giving us a demo of the new hardware. Very app-style looking experience. Instead of the side to side style UI, it's now a big bunch of app-style icons.
From Josh: Cook going over iCloud now. Just talking about the features so far, but now it supports Movies, Cook says. Big applause for that. You can re-download movies you've purchased on any of your devices. Also today, Movies and TV shows support 1080p HD.