According to Forbes, AppleTV now includes HomeKit software, which will allow smart appliances around the home to communicate to/from iOS devices.
Apple TV vs MacMini: I just had an interesting conversation with a friend interested in buying an Apple TV. I told her I'd never buy one, not in its current state. With few exceptions, everything you do on the AppleTV is just going to cost you more money.
Want to watch a movie on Apple TV? Pay up.
Want to watch a tv show on Apple TV? Pay up.
Want to put a DVD you already own (or just rented) in an Apple TV? Sorry, no DVD slot.
Apple TV review: I'm generally an Apple/Mac fan, but I don't get the idea of the AppleTV. I rent maybe 10 movies per year on DVD, and Steve Jobs has stated that this is the market the AppleTV looks to replace. Let's take a quick look at this.