On Thursday, The New York Times reported that Apple was working on a “new technology” in order to get video content on televisions.
New York Times believes that this is probably linked to rumors of a new subscription TV service.
If you were around back then, you might remember in 2009 about the subscription service rumors, however, obviously those rumors didn’t come to fruition. It was said that the project was discontinued because Apple was facing lots of competition from media companies.
Now that New York Times has brought back the rumor, it’ll be interesting to see what happens next.
However, not all news sources think that Apple will return to the TV service industry. in fact, right after New York Times’ article, CNET released a report of their own stating that such a project will not be coming anytime soon at all.
CNET states that Apple is definitely not thinking about returning to the industry , citing the fact that Apple just discontinued its 99 cent rental show service. In fact, CNET points out that Apple hasn’t been making any major moves towards TV at all recently, and is in fact “moving backwards on the streaming TV front.”
Now does this sound like the studios are willing to back a new subscription service from Apple or for anyone else for that matter? No. Don’t put any stock in the rumors that began circulating today. My sources at the studios said three weeks ago that an Apple subscription service is not coming anytime soon, if ever.
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Jimmy Xiao is the newest addition the the itracki team. He is a freelance writer as well as a huge apple fan. His hobbies include messing around on his itouch and sleeping long hours each day.