“Apple ‘is about to launch a new video-focused cloud-based service,’ Jefferies analyst Peter Misek asserts in a research note this morning,” Eric Savitz reports for Forbes. “He thinks that Apple will offer a subscription-based service, and also could benefit from a ‘halo effect that increases units and ASPs for existing products.'”
“Misek thinks Apple is going to offer a ‘new far reaching cloud-based service that is more than just a music or content locker and focused on video,'” Savitz reports. “He adds that Apple’s push into the living room ‘is likely to include a new device,’ although he adds that he isn’t sure what it will be. ‘We would guess a TV or a new set-top box,’ he adds.”
Savitz reports, “The Jefferies analyst adds that he thinks the company’s new data center in North Carolina ‘has gone live or will do so shortly.’ and he adds that there are ‘unconfirmed indications’ that Apple could build another large data center next to the first one. He points out that Apple purchased adjacent land ‘at a high price,’ and that aerial footage shows that Apple has cleared adjacent land. He adds that at the announcement ceremony for the facility ‘a mock-up showed two side-by-side data centers.’ Misek adds that he believes ‘plans for data center builds in other parts of the U.S. and Europe are accelerating meaningfully.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Tayster” for the heads up.]