Steve Jobs's "one more thing" turned into a lesson on why the Apple TV wasn't working before — people don't want to worry about computers, storage, and syncing at home. They just want to watch TV. His solution? The next generation Apple TV, which is a fourth of the size of the last version. The new Apple TV is truly tiny and comes with built-in power support (no more bulky power bricks!) and an HDMI connection, along with Ethernet and WiFi connections. A handy and slim remote completes the package, letting you stream music, TV, and movies for less — rental prices start at just $5 for HD movies and $1 for (commercial-free) HD TV shows. Content partners include ABC, Fox, Netflix, and Flickr at launch, with more coming soon.
Get more details on the new Apple TV after the break.
Storage is gone since you rent everything on Apple TV or stream content from your computer (like videos and photos) without any syncing to worry about. Jobs also touched upon "Airplay," which allows you to stream content from another iOS device to your Apple TV. A control panel pops up when your iOS device detects your Apple TV and gives you the option to watch it on the bigger screen. Now that's impressive.
The new Apple TV will set you back just $99 later this month, but you can begin preordering on Apple's website today.