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Next-Generation Apple TV Delayed Until 2015?

Next-Generation Apple TV Delayed Until 2015?

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Those waiting for a revamped Apple TV this year might be disappointed to hear that the latest report from The Information claims Apple's plans have hit a wall. According to sources close to the project, an overhauled Apple TV may not debut until 2015.

Engineers working on the project have been informed the product will not launch in 2014, primarily due to content negotiations going on between Apple and Cable companies. The Information cites cable companies are 'dragging their heals' on incorporating content into the next-generation Apple TV.

Apple engineers who are working on aspects of the device have been told by their bosses not to expect a launch this year and are working off timelines that assume a launch next year, according to a person familiar with the plans. Apple employees have cited cable companies “dragging their heels” and the pending Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger as reasons the device and accompanying TV service haven’t launched.

On the other hand, sources in the cable industry blame Apple, and say the company has 'bit off more than it can chew.' Previous reports had indicated Apple plans to put itself between the cable companies and consumers.

In the meantime, Apple has been busy adding more channels and content to the current Apple TV, although most new channels do require a cable subscription.

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Next-Generation Apple TV Delayed Until 2015?

jesus heals - July 31, 2014 at 4:44pm
'dragging their heals' - what have they been healing?
NoGoodNick - July 31, 2014 at 1:50pm
An easy solution, offer all the non-cable content, then offer a torrent app for the cable content. Once they see themselves losing money to consumers who don't like being held over a barrel, they'll change their tune. Although ... it certainly hasn't stopped the MIAA from being dickheads! Apple had proven to the entire industry how to reduce property theft. You make content available to those who want it for a reasonable (to both parties) price. Any company who refuses to get that message deserves to be ripped off! I'm not looking to steal anything, but if I can't buy it honestly, then the cable companies only have themselves to blame.
Phil - July 31, 2014 at 10:46am
Stupid since I would get a NEW appleTV NOW even without new content but new Technology...
Ren - July 30, 2014 at 10:44pm
Damn cable, always trouble even if it involves another streaming device, bigger than greedy payments.