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Apple To Unveil New Apple TV Tomorrow; Will Offer Netflix Streaming

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Bloomberg is reporting that according to ‘three people with knowledge of the plans’ Apple will be unveil the next generation Apple TV at the special media event tomorrow.

According to Bloomberg, the next generation Apple TV will offer Netflix – TV shows and movie streaming service.

Ronald Grover and Peter Burrows from Bloomberg report:

Apple Inc., preparing to announce a new set-top box that delivers TV to consumers, will include movies from Netflix Inc., according to three people with knowledge of the plans.

The streaming service would be available on the revamped version of Apple TV, due to be introduced tomorrow in San Francisco, said two of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans haven’t been made public. Users would pay a subscription fee to Netflix for the service, the people said.

According to the report, Apple will introduce the new Apple TV for $99, which will be $130 less than the current model.

We have also heard that the next generation Apple TV will run a version of iOS and renamed as iTV. It needs to be seen if it will also have access to the App Store.

There is no doubt that Netflix will be one of the killer features of the device but Netflix as a native app that can be downloaded from the App Store makes more sense as Netflix is currently available only in the US and Canada.

Bloomberg also reports that Apple will release a revamped version of iTunes and next generation iPod Touch with higher resolution screen just like iPhone 4’s retina display.

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[via Bloomberg]

Source: Apple To Unveil New Apple TV Tomorrow; Will Offer Netflix Streaming

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