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New Apple TV supports 1080p TV and films

On sale in UK on 16 March
Apple TV

At Apple’s much anticipated event it not only announced a new iPad, it also launched updated version of its TV and film streaming device, Apple TV.

As before the Apple TV is not an actual TV, just a black box that plugs into your TV and streams content to your TV. This goes against months of speculation suggesting Apple would release an actual television.

Instead it’s updated the device, adding 1080p support – the previous version was limited to 720p video – and creating a new ‘more streamlined’ interface.

Apple has also added Genius, its system for suggesting films and TV shows based on your previous purchases. It’s a feature that’s been available in iTunes and Apple’s App Store for quite some time.

The new Apple TV will sell for the same price as the old one, £99, and will be available to buy from 16 March.

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