New apple TV spied at IFA

You've got to hand it to HANNspree. For sheer mental ingenuity, its computer monitor and TV range wins hands-down.

Take the company's new apple television, which we caught a glimpse of at this year's IFA. It's, er, shaped like an apple and even has a very Apple-like logo. Not that we think Steve Jobs and Jonathon Ive will lose any sweat over the design of the thing.

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This isn't the first time HANNspree has showed of a fruit-based tellie. Back in 2006, the company released a CRT which was cleverly hidden inside a plastic, Apple-shaped chassis.

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It looks as if the machine has been given an update, although not exactly for the hi-def world.

A quick look round the side of the thing, and we could only see a lowly scart and TV/DTV connector.

But who cares? Those looking at the thing won't exactly be taken in by what's on the TV, more the look of the tellie itself!

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If you're not feeling very fruity then don't worry, as HANNspree has other novelty TVs to suit your every need. If your need is to turn your house/bedroom into a zoo that is.

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Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.