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Apple retail stores to offer Apple TV hands on workshops and demos
The company also indicated that Apple retail stores will have Apple TV in stock this week. The press release states: "Apple retail stores will also offer hands on workshops and demonstrations of Apple TV's features."
What is Apple TV?
Apple describes the Apple TV as follows:
"Apple TV is like a DVD player for the Internet age--providing an easy and fun way to play all your favorite iTunes content from your PC or Mac on your widescreen TV," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "Apple TV allows you to wirelessly play your content from your PCs or Macs using your existing WiFi network as well as the newest and fastest version of WiFi--802.11n."
Apple TV includes a 40GB hard drive capable of storing 50 hours of video, 9,000 songs, 25,000 photographs or a mix of the three. The device can be easily connected to most widescreen televisions and home theater setups by offering industry standard HDMI, component video, analog and optical audio connections. Apple TV can also sync (one computer) or stream content (up to 5 computers) via high-speed 802.11 wireless networking (AirPort required) without the need of wires.
- Internet access (broadband connection recommended)
- Enhanced definition or high-definition widescreen TV
- iTunes 7.1 or later
- Mac with Mac OS® X version 10.3.9 or later or
- Windows PC with Windows XP Home/Professional (SP2)
- 802.11b/g/n wireless networking: AirPort or AirPort Extreme®
- Wired networking: 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
You can read the press release in full here.