The new Apple TV will get a touchpad remote
The new Apple TV will get a touchpad remote
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The new Apple TV will get a touchpad remote

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[MUSIC] [NOISE] What's Good, Brian Tong here and welcome to the Apple Byte, you know what we're here for. Everything good and bad inside the world of Apple. Lots of good stuff this week and we start with the report from The New York Times that the new Apple tv remote control Will have a MacBook-esque touchpad for scrolling around. There will be two physical buttons on the remote, and our source says the remote will be thicker in size. Now, the article also backs up previous reports that we can expect to see the new Apple TV unveiled at WWDC this June. The new Apple TV will reportedly be slimmer than the current model, feature a redesigned OS, with support for Apple's new web TV service and music streaming service. It's not expected to support [UNKNOWN] content yet, and is expected to use apple's latest AA processor. Now billboard reports that apple still doesnt have the necessary music [UNKNOWN] for their beats music service a month before WWDC. Their source says June will be the release date, the deals wont be done. But 9to5Mac reports Apple is still planning on making the announcement, and they've been able to lock down deals pretty quickly in the past. Now, one of the groups reportedly still holding out is Universal Music Group, but we'll see how this all comes together. And multiple reports also confirm Apple's being investigated by the Department of Justice over anti-competitive practices around their rebranded Beats streaming service. Bloomberg says, the Federal Trade Commission is investigating Whether Apple is using its large iTunes music store to put a service like Spotify at a disadvantage. And the answer is, of course they want to, but it's never that simple. See, the SEC wants to see if the Beats music service launch Will change how labels behave with other services. For example, will they give Apple exclusivity to their music over ad-supported competitors like Spotify for an Apple paid service? Now, music industry execs say Apple is not making that a demand in any of the contracts. And Apple Insider has new details surrounding the rumored iPad Pro. There are sources that Apple is indeed working on an all new, 12.9 inch iPad with a new touch screen that will have improved touch latency, and will help the reported Apple stylus be more responsive. This stylus will connect via Bluetooth and will feature a pressure sensitive input, and Apple will also bring the Force Touch technology from the Apple Watch and the new Macbook to the new iPad screen as well. The report also aligns with rumors that it will feature a USVC connector and a beefed up A8X processor and will include an NFC radio that could allow it to act as a payment receiving terminal for Apple Pay. Patently, Apple reports the big A was granted five patents covering the overall design of the Apple watch from the near invisible bezel The digital crown, contact buttons, rear sensors and strap attachment slot. Now Apple just launched the made for Apple Watch program that allows for third party companies to develop their own bands for the Smart Watch. Apple will make the connecting lugs available soon but it doesn't mention the hidden diagnostic port that some companies are hoping for rear leverage like reserve strap. Now they've confirmed you can charge the watch through this port and are opening pre-orders for a $249 band that will also be able to provide a charge to the watch for more power. Now, it's an interesting idea. It's not officially supported by Apple and I'm spending enough cheddar on that Apple wrist strap already but better than those wannabe [UNKNOWN] from last week. Also if you love your gold, but you'll never trade in your mini cooper for an apple watch edition. Local businesses are undercutting Apple right now by gold plating your stainless steel Apple Watch for just around $4 hundred bucks. You can check out the people at watchplate.com. You provide the watch and they plate it for you in 24 Karat gold and. The work looks amazing. Another company golden dreams will acquire the watch and send it you in a nice fancy box with a leather strap. But their pricing starts at three thousand five hundred and fifty dollars. And we'll wrap things up on a high note with a look back in time, back in the day. Now you've seen Apple's fancy polished tv commercials these days, but imagine the eighties when some of you weren't even born yet And this was Apple's corporate song used during a Macintosh rollout in 1984. [MUSIC] Yes, that was beautiful. All right, that's gonna do it for this week's show. You can email me at theapplebyte@cnet.com or tweet me @briantong. Thanks for watching and we'll catch you all next time for another bite of the apple.

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