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Apple ready to compete with cable providers?

October 4, 2011  |  iPad Apps  |  Share

iPad Media Rich apps

If you have been thinking that the whole iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S is what Apple has been doing, you are wrong. That is just a part of Apple and it doesn’t want to get in loss at the other departments of the company. For example, there is a department which takes care of the content that you provide to the users of Apple’s products such as the iPhone and the iPad. So, what is this content group up to these days?

Well, there is some info on it obviously, and by the title of this post, you must have figured out that it is regarding TV subscriptions or something like that. You are close. Robert Scoble has written a long post on his Google+ page which indicates something that the Cupertino company has been doing.

One point to be noted in this post was that Steve Jobs may not be attending the Apple event today. Apart from that, there is one paragraph which relates very much to this story. According to the info that Scoble presents, Apple is working on a content rich app which will give a lot of media that cable providers may have to run for their money.

“I’m hearing that Apple is working on a new ipad app that looks a lot like DirecTV without the dish, too. Again, that app will have Steve Jobs’ fingerprints all over it as it will be more expansive than the press is expecting in its content availability. There’s a reason Apple built a 500,000-square-foot datacenter (about twice the size of a Facebook one, by the way) and that new datacenter is for video and the data that video causes to be shared with everyone. Will Reed Hastings CEO at Netflix be on stage tomorrow to help Apple explain its three-screen strategy? I sure hope so, because that would explain further why Netflix split up its streaming and DVD businesses a lot better than Reed’s been able to so far.”

So, what do you think? Are you ready for such an app on your iPad?


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