“The revamped Apple TV expected to be announced alongside the latest iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus next week represents the opportunity for the company to reinvent television, John Sculley has said,” Rhiannon Williams reports for The Telegraph.
“The former Apple chief executive told the Telegraph it was the ‘perfect time’ to release a new set top box in the wake of huge telecoms deals and the unbundling of Pay-TV in order to compete with online streaming services including Netflix and Amazon Prime,” Williams reports. “The Californian company is believed to be planning to reveal its fourth generation Apple TV on Wednesday September 9, rumoured to sport a touch-pad remote, extra inbuilt storage and Siri voice control for browsing and selecting programmes.”
Williams reports, ‘John Sculley served as Apple’s chief executive from 1983 to 1993, working closely with the late Steve Jobs.”
MacDailyNews Take: Yeah, until the unprepared sugared water salesbozo made the stupidest decision of his life (followed closely by stupidly signing away the company jewels to Microsoft and ushering in the computer Dark Ages) and forced Jobs out of Apple.
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MacDailyNews Take: Yes, but what does the Wawa sandwich guy say?
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