+ Reply
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Eddy Cue Says Apple HD Television Depends on Content

is a discussion within the

Mac News

forums, a part of the

General Apple/Mac

section;
More dramatic and suspenseful than most television cliffhangers ever could be, suspicions lingering over Apple's supposed plans to enter the connected TV market have ramped up significantly in recent months.
...
  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Michael Essany's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Valparaiso, Indiana
    Posts
    3,609
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 1,474 Times in 561 Posts

    Default Eddy Cue Says Apple HD Television Depends on Content


    More dramatic and suspenseful than most television cliffhangers ever could be, suspicions lingering over Apple's supposed plans to enter the connected TV market have ramped up significantly in recent months. But a new report is throwing a big wet blanket on burning rumors that the new Apple product is coming soon.

    On Friday, provocative comments form Eddy Cue, Apple's longtime chief of Internet Software and Services, indicated that the success of the rumored Apple HDTV depends on many factors. But content is chief among them.

    According to Cue, there's no doubt that Apple could deliver a snazzy and better than average television user interface, but that's an "incomplete solution," he says. In fact, Cue thinks that his company wouldn't move forward with such a product unless it could first be able to "deliver content in a way that is different from the current multichannel pay TV model."

    "Unfortunately for Apple and for consumers," says Pacific Crest's Andy Hargreaves, "acquiring rights for traditional broadcast and cable network content outside of the current bundled model is virtually impossible because the content is owned by a relatively small group of companies that have little interest in alternative models for their most valuable content."

    Given that MMi reported several weeks ago that Apple CEO Tim Cook attended an Idaho tech retreat with the rumored goal of reaching out to potential content partners, Cue's recent remarks seem to underscore why Cook is actively doing everything possible to reach the deals necessary to make the Apple HDTV an eventual reality.

    Source: Fortune

  2. #2
    Livin the iPhone Life
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,087
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked 35 Times in 29 Posts

    ZzZzZz who knew that people wouldnt want to buy a tv without television included..

  3. #3
    Livin the i raduga's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    1,638
    Thanks
    228
    Thanked 94 Times in 85 Posts

    I can't wait!
    why should we fork over $25 a month for hundreds of channels
    when we could purchase individual episodes in iTunes for $3 each?

    re-authorizing payment, every time I sit down on the couch
    is the way Television was always meant to be.

  4. #4
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    119
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts

    Duh.

  5. #5
    Livin the iPhone Life mortopher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Pittsford, NY via Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,742
    Thanks
    549
    Thanked 622 Times in 346 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
    I can't wait!
    why should we fork over $25 a month for hundreds of channels
    when we could purchase individual episodes in iTunes for $3 each?

    re-authorizing payment, every time I sit down on the couch
    is the way Television was always meant to be.
    Umm do you only watch 8 tv shows (episodes) a month?

  6. #6
    My iPhone is a Part of Me GrandMstrBud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    785
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 27 Times in 24 Posts

    I'm not sure but doesn't this TV look just like a Samsung TV?

  7. #7
    My iPhone is a Part of Me desepticon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    994
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 102 Times in 97 Posts

    I don't understand why Apple wouldn't just give money to production companies to produce their own content. They surely have enough cash. Why go through all the middle men and corporations when they can go straight to the source.

  8. #8
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    277
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 23 Times in 18 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud View Post
    I'm not sure but doesn't this TV look just like a Samsung TV?
    They're all just black rectangles. I'm sure Apple will start claiming they invented that though.

  9. #9
    My iPhone is a Part of Me GrandMstrBud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    785
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 27 Times in 24 Posts

    Your right Apple probably did and if it went to court they'd win. A jury of fan boys I'm sure

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts