Apple TV gets 4X the capacity

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

Cupertino (CA) - Apple has upped the capacity of its Apple TV devices to 160 GB.  This is four times the original capacity of 40 GB and allows the storage of up to 200 hours of video.  Apple CEO Steve Jobs also announced a free YouTube plug-in at the D: All Things Digital conference in Carlsbad.

Jobs demonstrated the YouTube plug-in at the conference in front of the Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg and a packed audience.  Familiar YouTube videos were projected onto a 100-inch screen which Jobs admitted didn’t look that great.

Jobs told Mossberg that the Apple TV project was still a “hobby” in its infancy much like the iPod in its early years.  He added that Apple TV is only selling hundreds of thousands of units, but that those numbers could grow to millions.

The new 160 GB Apple TV models will be available tomorrow for $400 while the older 40 GB versions will still sell for $299.