ESPN's new application allows users to watch sports on the go. WatchESPN is now available to iPhone owners in the app store, and allows live access to ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU, as well as the Web channel ESPN3.com. Downloading the app is free, but you must be an existing cable TV customer with Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, or Verizon Fios for it to work. The WatchESPN App Store page promises that more TV providers will be added in the future.
If you’re an old gamer, you may remember owning an Amiga or even an Atari ST. You may also remember playing a fictional sports game titled, Speedball 2 by the Bitmap Brothers. It turns out that that very exact game, apart from the few tweaks was released on the app
Apple is telling retailers of their Apple Composite AV Cable and Apple Component AV Cable to clear out inventory of these items. It is believed that Apple will be consolidating these two components into a single cable, called the Apple AV cable, to be launched prior to the launch of the next generation of iPhone, which is rumored to be capable of HD video-out.
At their "Let's Rock" event in San Francisco, Apple introduced a new version of iTunes, version 8.0, complete with new features, HD TV shows, and the return of NBC shows. Included in the release is an entirely new feature called "Genius" which recommends songs based on songs you already own. A new "grid" view has also been added which allows you to look at your library arranged in a grid and sorted however you choose.
According to Gizmodo, "a friend in the industry" has seen the iPhone playing 1080P video on several occasions without a problem. Although HD doesn't make sense on the iPhone's small screen, it could be useful if iTunes starts selling HD TV shows. Keeping HD movie rentals on the Apple TV is one thing, but customers likely won't settle for storing purchased content there.