The announcement of Apple entering the television segment caused a lot of discussions and debates among market analysts, technology enthusiasts and common people as well. Since they have formalized their agreement with HBO, which implies exclusive broadcasting of the HBO Now service on the next big thing by Apple, everybody is just looking forward for the release of the Apple TV.
But the good news does not stop here. The technology giant, Apple, has also announced that the price of their television box has been decreased. Even if initially it was priced at 99 dollars, officials from Apple stated that people will be able to purchase an Apple TV for 69 dollars. This fact means that you will save 30 dollars if you had in mind to buy yourself the surprise in technology that made everybody nervous.
However, analysts expect a rise in the pricing of the Apple TV, as the project gets improved. They say that it is possible to be offered a new, bigger price for the Apple TV at WWDC. Apple is also working to improve the software of the Apple TV, not only its physical components. They said the Apple TV is going to feature an App Store, requiring an SDK. Obviously, the project would not mean anything if there weren`t any specialists that could create the applications for the Apple TV.
Beginning with September 2015, Apple will be streaming 25 TV channels through their new service. This information has been welcome and people can`t wait to try Apple`s improved television. The tech giant hasn`t made it clear yet regarding the supports of their service. They haven`t announced if you could benefit from it when using your smartphone or your tablet or your Mac.
This improved version of the Apple TV will also feature the Siri system, which will allow you to control what you watch just by talking. Developers at Apple decided that their newest A8 chip will fit best with the Apple TV. Moreover, they want to increase the storage capacity of the TV-box. Right now, it only allows you to stack up to 8 GB of applications.
“Sources say Apple’s new Apple TV is a significant overhaul of the device, one intended to undergird Apple’s vision of what the TV viewing experience should be, and to raise the table stakes in a set-top box market cluttered with barely differentiated devices from Amazon, Roku, and others,”
says a report from Buzzfeed News.
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