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Apple TV brings in over $1B for 2013

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Kevin Collins

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Posted March 06 2014 - 08:47 PM

Apple has always claimed in their financial reports that Apple TV is a hobby.  Well, $1B in sales seems to be a little bit more than an hobby.  Priced @ $99 there is the sweet spot for a large swath of consumers to try it out.  I have one, but rarely use it -- accept for when I want to use AirPlay with my iPad to through streaming video to the HDTV. 


A new version of Apple TV is rumored to be announced this April and it is expected to have a new  processor with higher performance and an upgraded UX. Apple is reportedly negotiating over a new agreement with Time Warner Cable which would be the first agreement with a cable or satellite provider.


Of course, this all leads to the long standing rumor of Apple coming out with their own HDTV.  Could the amount of folks that own a Apple TV reach the tipping point that Apple feels they will have the "right formula" to launch such an effort? 



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Posted March 07 2014 - 05:54 AM

  The funny thing is, the poll in the next thread down is , what is the most popular video streaming service, and this box does NONE of them?



What is your favorite "pay-per-view" video streaming service?

    [*]Posted Image VUDU (10 votes [83.33%] - View)


    [*]CinemaNow [color=rgb(116,116,116);font-size:11px;margin-left:5px;](0 votes [0.00%])[/color]


    [*]M-Go [color=rgb(116,116,116);font-size:11px;margin-left:5px;](0 votes [0.00%])[/color]


    [*]Redbox [color=rgb(116,116,116);font-size:11px;margin-left:5px;](0 votes [0.00%])[/color]


    [*]Target Ticket [color=rgb(116,116,116);font-size:11px;margin-left:5px;](0 votes [0.00%])[/color]


    [*][color=rgb(90,90,90);font-family:'Merriweather Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;]Other[/color][color=rgb(90,90,90);font-family:'Merriweather Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;] [/color](2 votes [16.67%] - View)



#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Joshua Clinard

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Posted March 07 2014 - 06:16 AM

As much as I love vudu, the poll is biased. There's only one non-UV service is Redbox Instant. To be fair, I would have made the Poll like this:



Amazon Prime

Amazon Instant



Redbox Instant


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#4 of 4 ONLINE   Squashy


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Posted May 03 2014 - 11:11 AM

I believe since apple tv is such a simple service it should be included in more advanced devices. Since all it does is turn an ipad, iphone into a readable format. If one plugs their computer into a tv you have access to all the itunes elements.I own an apple tv as well, and of course i know it has apps which can be nice but I feel they are just making $100 by turning that little box into a wifi unit for an apple product that should already be included in their devices.

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