Remember when Apple announced that the new Apple TV didn’t have a hard drive, and that you could only stream content to it? Well they were kind of lying.
New Apple TVs have started arriving in the hands of their loyal customers, and a brief teardown over on MacRumors shows an 8GB NAND Flash chip – the same that you would find across the 8GB iPods and iPhones.
Why does this matter you may be asking?
It’s a pretty clear indication that Apple is going to be opening up an App store for Apple TVs in the near future. And instead of filling that sucker up with videos, pictures, and other online media, they want you to fill it with apps!
I’m not sure how this will go over when an App store is announced for Apple TV…
Steve Jobs: “Oh by the way, you have 8GB of internal storage on your ‘streaming-only’ AppleTV! Sorry we lied, but at least you can have neat AppleTV apps!”
Though I knew that TV would be the next big push in technology/media hybrid experimentation, the whole device + apps = revenue motif that Apple has been churning out is starting to be a bit overkill. I don’t need 43209438 devices all running the same app.
Apple should go back to that pesky old clunker known as …the Mac, and get Mac OS 10.7 out before people start forgetting that they’re in the computer business.