Why the Apple TV was always a pipe dream
Apple will actually be fighting the cable monopolies instead of co-opting them. Last night, The Wall Street Journal dropped the news that Apple gave up on plans to make a 4K TV a year ago. To the casual observer, the news feels like a bombshell, but to people watching Apple rumors for the past five-plus years, it just felt inevitable. Steve Jobs may have famously said he “cracked” TV, but the reality is that knowing what the right solution is and actually implementing it are two vastly different things. So what actually happened to Apple’s long-awaited TV?
Part of the problem with understanding the TV business is that we use shortcuts to talk about it. TV is the shows you watch. TV is the cabal of cable networks standing between you and…
Source:: The Verge