Feeds

OMG! Aaaah! Apple TV! Yes! No ... Probably! Sometime!

Like a stuck calendar, this will be right eventually

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

After the iPad Mini rumours turned out to be true, fanboys are eagerly expecting the long rumoured Apple TVs to be announced.

After all, we've only been expecting a decent one since 2007 when the current box launched.

Apple has been kicking around the idea of revolutionising TV since well before Steve Jobs left the company. Apple top brass have been meeting TV execs for years. A CBS exec recalled Jobs telling him he was a bozo back in 2000s during some heated negotiations.

And so it may come as no surprise that Apple is allegedly talking to other companies with regards to a potential TV device. The latest rumour is that Apple have been speaking to a partner on the technical side - a cable operator - who's trying to calculate the extra data traffic they'd have to carry if the Apple TV did happen.

A report from James Kisner, an analyst at Jeffries & Co says that:

At least one major North American multiple system operator is working to estimate how much additional capacity may be needed for a new Apple device on their broadband data network.

No suggestion as to whether Apple actually asked them to do that or not. But some have taken this to suggest that Apple TV is "imminent", others declare strongly that it is "not imminent."

However the technical bit is not likely to be Apple's big problem here. They should be able to work that out. It's the content that's going to be hard. A great TV service will need to provide all the content that people want to watch.

Steve Jobs talked round all the key players in the music industry into selling their music on iTunes. But neither he, nor Apple so far it seems can perform the same feat with the big players in the TV industry. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?
And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either)
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai
It's not the size of your shiny-shiny...
Just in case? Unverified 'supersize me' iPhone 6 pics in sneak leak peek
Is bigger necessarily better for the fruity firm's flagship phone?
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones
We'll have some of whatever he's having please
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
BYOD's dark side: Data protection
An endpoint data protection solution that adds value to the user and the organization so it can protect itself from data loss as well as leverage corporate data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?