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New Apple TV Features Disney Infinity and Games From Harmonix

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At Apple’s September Event, the company confirmed that the Apple TV will feature an App Store similar to the one on iPhones, along with games from Harmonix and Disney.

Apple TV isn’t just getting a big facelift. It has a new OS that packs a lot more power than the old model and has an all-new user interface that looks a lot easier to navigate.

More exciting than all this are the tools that will allow developers to “create apps just like in the mobile space,” said Apple executive Tim Cook. The new TV OS will be compatible with Metal, Game Center, UI Kit, and other crucial developer tools.

“Apps have changed what we do on our iPhones and iPads, and we think it’s going to do the same thing for our television,” said Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.  Read More

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New Apple TV Could Bring Casual Games to Living Rooms

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The new Apple TV could be Apple’s next move into the gaming market, a source tells the New York Times. The device will reportedly be announced at Apple’s September 9 event.

According to the report, Apple TV is getting a major graphics upgrade, and will contain use the same A8 chip that powers the iPhone 6. It will have an App Store, just like other Apple devices, and a remote that doubles as a controller.  Read More