It appears Apple has something big plan for its ‘hobby’ Apple TV set-top box.
The product briefly showed up on Apple’s Official Chinese Online Store suggesting that a new product launch is imminent.
According to the report:
Apple’s Chinese online store official website today suddenly appeared “Apple TV” figure, but Apple appears briefly and then was removed.
This small act is considered Apple heralded Apple TV will be available in China… Presumably, Apple’s Apple TV should have obtained a license issued by the relevant departments of the continent, and will soon to be officially listed.
9to5 Mac recently reported that Apple was making big changes to their current Apple TV set-top box. These will reportedly include: a revamped operating system that will be based on iOS, new input methods such as motion controls and an App Store or a “Game Store” for the device. Following this report, Apple has begun promoting the Apple TV as a full product line instead of tucking it away as an accessory in the iPod department.