Thanks to more affordable options made possible by broadband Internet, the cable TV industry's practice of offering overpriced, bloated programming packages is on the wane.
AppleTV isn't actively being worked on. Here's a theory: Apple has had all of their best talent in the past two years working round the clock on the Tablet, so the AppleTV gets neglected.
Apple TV 3.0's new main menu adds shortcuts to recently rented or purchased movies — TV shows, music, podcasts, photos and YouTube are also front and center.
Steve Jobs has taken personal charge of the new tablet, as the Apple TV group works overtime.