Information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has revealed that Apple recently imported three shipments of set top boxes from a known Chinese supplier. This could be just a routine shipment of existing Apple TV model but this could also be an indication that the company may be gearing towards unveiling a new Apple TV during a special event to be held on September 10.
Star Trek Into Darkness is now available on iTunes ($14.99 SD/19.99 HD) and you can, of course, watch it on your Apple TV. The movie hits iTunes three weeks before the DVD release (September 10th), and, as noticed by 9to5Mac, it’s “the first major movie available on digital mediums like iTunes prior to DVD sales”.
Update: Google released an iOS app that lets you set up and manage your Chromecast.
It may look like Apple TV has finally got its worthy opponent. After the disasters with Nexus Q and Google TV, Google finally thinks they’ve hit the spot with Chromecast. Released yesterday, Chromecast is a HDMI dongle that can stream online content directly to your TV, via an Android or even an iOS device (Windows, Mac OS and Chrome OS are supported too).