Even if H.265 is not built into the SOC, it can be implemented in software.H.264 & H.265 will both be in use for a very long time. The Apple TV is designed to work on wifi or wired ethernet not cellular.
I believe A5 and A6 have H.265/HVEC.H.264 is more than enough for efficient streaming. H.265 is a blowout since most people don't have 4K let alone 8K TVs. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and iPad Air 2 will be ideal for watching TV over cellular or WIFI.The upcoming 12" iPad will make an ideal TV. Would be even nicer with PrimeSense technology integrated.
The Apple TV boxes have built chips to decode H.264 / H.265 video coding.Note that H.265 HEVC is what allows Apple to do FaceTime over cellular very efficiently with high quality. You can check wikipedia for details."HEVC is said to double the data compression ratio compared to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC at the same level of video quality. It can alternatively be used to provide substantially improved video quality at the same bit rate. It can support 8K UHD and resolutions up to...
I agree. The Apple TV is more than enough to stream video especially of the H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) or H.264 Advanced Video Coding (MPEG-4 AVC) variety. This stuff can be easily streamed over 4G/LTE because it is so efficient. Apple will most certainly have sports amongst the 25 or so providers. The best part will be the user interface. SIRI/HomeKit controlled TV anywhere, anytime on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV is just incredibly awesome. Once this...
TV Anywhere. This is great! Count me in.
Also it's not just the content but how you get the content.
Can't wait to see the new user interface.
I imagine it will have SIRI integrated, Apple Watch or Remote controlled.
Awesome. How do I sign up?
The fact HBO is exclusive on iOS is huge.
More exclusives will follow suite.
It's too early to announce the new tv platform. Net neutrality is not fully in place yet and the deals with the content providers are probably not completed.
This a early special deal for HBO and a probe for the tv platform.
Apple needs to test the network first.
Packages like this HBO Now may be bundled in future offerings.
We may get the full new tv platform by WWDC. But may have to wait...
Google is superior to both Bing and Yahoo, Apple should stick with Google until sit can they develop Spotlight & SIRI into a full fledge search engine.
Apple hired William Stasior since 2012, they should be well on their way with a good search platform now. Perhaps a Watson based engine with integrated support from WolframAlpha, Yelp, Fandango and the like...
Time will tell.