Apple looking to launch TV service by Christmas
The iPad 3 might be launching this week, but a new report suggests Apple will launch a TV service by Christmas.
The only problem is that the tech giant needs to convince TV networks and Hollywood studios to sign on.
The Post cites a source close to the talks, and reports that Apple is taking a stance along the lines of “we decide the price, we decide what content.”
They could sell “channels” as apps, where content would be delivered straight to a user’s Apple set-top box.
But instead of buying a whole bunch of channels like you do with a cable package, the report suggests you would be able to buy TV content ‘a la carte.’
As you can imagine, some of the companies that provide content aren’t thrilled.
But with Apple reaching a peak value of $500 billion last week, it’s likely that Apple will get its way. Heck, they could probably buy a TV network or Hollywood studio if they wanted to. After all, they're worth more than a few countries.
Will you get the next Apple TV (if it comes true)?
- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets