Originally Posted by Cory Bauer
Why do you supposed Apple TV Take 2 relies on 10.5.2? The scheduling delays make sense, but I can't think of why one would require the other.
It's more a feeling on my part than anything else. Take 2 has so many changes and is so different from what we currently have that I can't help but think that there isn't a spill over into the operation system. One thing that has changed, but Apple is not releasing information on, is the networking between the the AppleTV and the other computers in your network. Currently the AppleTV connects to one computer at a time. If you want to stream off of a computer, you go to your AppleTV and change the source from the AppleTV to your computer. You can not pull from the computer while accessing the AppleTV library. But from the Keynote I get the impression that Take 2 will display all available sources, and their contents, at the same time. That may require low level network changes in the OS.
However, as I was writing this I got thinking about those using Panther, Tiger and Windows. Apple wont be forcing these people to change to Leopard just to use the AppleTV Take 2. But I still have this feeling that we will not be seeing Take 2 until we see 10.5.2. And I also see the release of Time Capsule being tied to 10.5.2.
-- I was going to start by mentioning movie rentals and changes to FairPlay, That is until I remembered that you can currently rent movies in 10.5.1, Tiger, Panther, XP and Vista. iTunes 7.6 provided all the necessary changes. Oh, well.