Apple patent filing involves a home media server (an 'iServe,' perhaps?)

Apple patent filing involves a home media server (an 'iServe,' perhaps?)

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190158552) for a network media device that pulls multimedia data from one or more sources (e.g., a multimedia website or a multimedia server computer) at a first time, stores it to long-term storage within the device and transmits the stored multimedia data to one or more designated multimedia playback devices at a second time.

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Apple patent hints that the company is considering a network-attached storage device

Apple patent hints that the company is considering a network-attached storage device

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,118,642) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that hints at an Apple NAS device/home server I've long wanted. The patent is for "asset streaming." NAS — or network-attached storage — is a computer data storage server connected to your computer network that provides access to a wide variety of data.

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