Apple TV no longer a hobby as hardware and content sales reach $1 billion

Apple TV no longer a hobby as hardware and content sales reach $1 billion


Apple’s set-top box business may be a small in comparison to the iPad and iPhone, but it is still generating money for the company. According to Reuters, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed during the company’s annual shareholder meeting that Apple TV hardware and content generated more than $1 billion in sales during FY 2013. The $1 billion amount was accrued during the company’s fiscal year 2013 which started September 29, 2012 and ended September 28, 2013.

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New Apple TV launch not imminent, not related to Apple’s $25 iTunes gift card deal

New Apple TV launch not imminent, not related to Apple’s $25 iTunes gift card deal

Earlier today, Apple unveiled a new promotion that offers a $25 iTunes gift card with every purchase of an Apple TV. This kicked off speculation that Apple was trying to move existing inventory ahead of a new Apple TV launch. Jim Dalrymple of The Loop squashed this rumor, when he responded with a resounding “Nope” in reply to questions about the Apple TV.

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Apple bundling a $25 iTunes Gift Card with the Apple TV; sparks off speculation of next-gen Apple TV

Apple bundling a $25 iTunes Gift Card with the Apple TV; sparks off speculation of next-gen Apple TV

In what is claimed to be a stock clearance drive, Apple is offering a $25 gift card with every purchase of its current gen Apple TV. Rumors of Apple preparing to launch a refresh to this home media device have been floating around the internet for quite a while now, so this new move doesn’t surprise us.

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ESPN brings 15 new college sports channels to Roku and the Apple TV

ESPN brings 15 new college sports channels to Roku and the Apple TV

ESPN is adding 15 new college sports channels to its WatchESPN service and bringing them to the Apple TV and Roku devices, reports Variety. The channels will debut with live men’s and women’s basketball and will  continue throughout the year with other sports, including college football in the fall.

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Apple Adds WWE to Apple TV in US, TV4 Play in Sweden

Apple Adds WWE to Apple TV in US, TV4 Play in Sweden


Apple recently expanded its channel lineup for the Apple TV, adding the WWE network in the US and TV4Play in Sweden. These channels follow the addition of Red Bull TV to the media streaming device last month.

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Rumor: Apple to unveil new Apple TV in April; go on sale by Christmas holidays

Rumor: Apple to unveil new Apple TV in April; go on sale by Christmas holidays

According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a new Apple TV that’ll debut later this year. Apple is allegedly in talks with pay TV provider Time Warner Cable and other partners to provide content for the product.

The rumor suggests that Apple will unveil the device in April, but will start selling the device only in time for the holiday shopping season.

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Evidence of new Apple TV hardware found in iOS 7

Evidence of new Apple TV hardware found in iOS 7

Apple is rumored to soon update the Apple TV lineup with an updated version, and evidence of this new hardware has been found in a public iOS 7 build.

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World Wrestling Entertainment Channel coming later this month to Apple TV

World Wrestling Entertainment Channel coming later this month to Apple TV

A World Wrestling Entertainment representative allegedly confirmed on Facebook that the professional wrestling channel will debut on the Apple TV later this month. The now-deleted post was reported by MacRumors before it was pulled.

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Google opens up Chromecast SDK, paves way for iOS apps

Google opens up Chromecast SDK, paves way for iOS apps

Google announced today that its Google Cast Software Development kit is now available for developers who want to build Chromecast apps. The SDK will let developers build their apps with an integrated Cast button thats send movies, TV shows and other media to the Chromecast device.

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Red Bull TV lands on the Apple TV

Red Bull TV lands on the Apple TV

As noted by Variety, Red Bull TV has landed on the Apple TV. The independent network was launched in 2010 to promote the Red Bull brand of energy drink. Content on the network includes live global events, action sports, music and lifestyle programming.

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