“During the Code Conference on Wednesday, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue revealed Apple sold 20 million Apple TVs to date and raked in more than $1 billion from set-top streamer sales in fiscal 2013. He expects the business to grow even larger in 2014,” AppleInsider reports.
“Talking about the apparent rift between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Walt Mossberg asked Cue about Apple’s TV business and how the company plans to innovate in the sector,” AppleInsider reports. “Cue said ‘the TV experience sucks,’ adding that modern advances like the DVR are only ‘glorified VCRs.’ He admitted that TV is a ‘complicated landscape’ with simple problems that turn into complex issues due to the number of parties involved.”
“Mossberg asked why Apple hasn’t delivered a TV that ‘doesn’t suck,’ but Cue refused to give up any information on possible future products,” AppleInsider reports. “The impetus to make a change is there, however, as the Apple exec said TV should be much more accessible and user-friendly… While light on specifics, Cue said Apple TV is going to evolve this year as Apple continues to improve content offerings much like last year’s addition of HBO Go and other streaming channels.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]