Along with internal presentations, the ongoing Apple-Samsung trial also made public internal email threads between top Apple execs. Once of these email threads reveals Steve Jobsâ€™ vision of Apple TVâ€™s future.
In a note to investor, Piper Jaffray Analyst Gene Munster said the Amazon TV should be a wake call to Apple that it must look at the Apple TV as a “focus product line” instead of a hobby. Munster is well-known Apple analyst, who repeatedly predicted Apple was working on a full Television set that has yet to debut.
Amazon has just unveiled the Fire TV home set top box as several rumors in the past had suggested. The online retail giant was long expected to venture its way into the home entertainment segment given its vast collection of content through services like Prime.
One of the key competitors of Apple TV in the market is Roku which offers pretty much the same functionality but with a lot more versatility. The CEO and founder of Roku, Anthony Wood has now taken a dig at Apple TV, claiming that it’s merely a companion accessory for the iPad and a “money loser” for Apple.
Rumors hint at an upcoming Apple TV refresh sometime this year, with most people assuming Apple will release another set-top box. German magazine Curved looked beyond the set-top box this time and imagined the Apple TV as an HDMI compatible stick.
College sports-focused ACC Digital Network (ACCDN) today announced the launch of the â€śACC Sportsâ€ť channel on the Apple TV, bringing with it college sports highlights and exclusive ACCDN feature programming to Apple TV owners in the US.