Ever since the whole iPhone trademark scandal, Apple and Cisco have been clashing like two old archrivals. Now word has it that Cisco is working on a product that will directly take on Apple TV. According to Daily Tech, the new set-top box will be able to "serve and sync to content much in the same manner as Apple TV." The device is expected to ship later this year and might even play DVDs, though it's not known if it'll be of the high-def kind. If Cisco's secret set-top box does 1080p, we're up for a very interesting next few months.
Cisco Preparing an Apple TV Competitor [Daily Tech]