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New Apple TV 'Stalls' Because Cable Companies Dragging Their Heels - Not Arriving Until 2015

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    http://appleinsider.com/articles/14...deals-likely-not-arriving-until-2015---report (click for full article)

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    Apple still has a major revamp of its set-top box in the works, but the next-generation Apple TV may not arrive until next year, thanks to cable companies that are "dragging their heels," according to a new report.
     
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    Hmm it wouldn't surprise me if Android TV doesn't launch until early in 2015 also.

    IMO Google will need to get permission from lots of different rights holders to create the service it envisions for Android TV. This includes the new Android TV recommendations feature, the casting feature (I believe some apps from Chromecast will require new updated licensing deals for casting onto Android TV), native apps on Android TV, and so on. Of course knowing Google they might just launch Android TV without many of the content deals in place - which IMO would be a mistake. If it comes down to it - it's better to wait and get it done right - as opposed to launching a product that is half-baked. We'll see...
     
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    I had posted about Apple's new CDN (Content Delivery Network) in another thread - but I also feel that it's relevant to mention the new Apple CDN here. IMO Apple's TV ambitions were one of the big reasons for the new CDN. (But it's still just a matter of Apple being able to pull off the necessary content deals to make their new TV product work).

    With the launch of its CDN, it’s clear Apple is just as webscale as Facebook or Google — Tech News and Analysis

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    ** As ISPs argue that video has made their networks more congested, and consumers complain of problems, it stands to reason that Apple, with its focus on the consumer experience, will sidestep those arguments with its own CDN and the concessions to the last-mile access providers. Plus, given the persistent rumors about Apple’s plans to launch some kind of dedicated streaming video service, along with acquisitions it has made recently for other types of content streaming services, Apple clearly understands the way entertainment is heading and is building the infrastructure to support it. **
     
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    Apple CEO Drops Hints at Smart TV, Other New Products That Have Yet to Be Rumored (click for full article)

    SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 BY LORENZO TANOS

    -- With the likes of KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and so-called “connected” journalists like Re/Code’s John Paczkowski, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman, and others, it would seem that casual tech fans should have no problem figuring Apple’s next moves when it comes to product releases. Still, Apple knows how to keep some secrets, and that was proven by CEO Tim Cook in an interview Friday with talk show host Charlie Rose.

    According to Cook, Apple still has upcoming products in the pipeline “that no one knows about” and “haven’t been rumored yet.” At the moment, some of these products may turn out to be iconic Apple products while others may be shelved, but one of these unreleased products Cook hinted at is something that’s been rumored about in the past. Cook made mention of Apple’s rumored plans to release a smart television set, and quipped to Rose that TV remains “stuck back in the ‘70s” with “awful” user interfaces, and something Apple “continue(s) to have great interest in.”

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