Apple’s plans for the future of Apple TV remain a mystery, but a recent report has shed some light on the subject. The company has apparently been meeting with big cable providers, possibly to negotiate terms for giving their services a place in future Apple TV devices. Meanwhile, security wonks spotted new malware, Groupon took a sharp dip, and Google nixed purveyors or piracy.
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Apple has been sizing up the world of television for a long time now with very hungry eyes. The company almost never reveals its plans out loud, of course, but if you test the PH level of the rumor pool, it’s starting to look a lot like it did about six years ago, just before the first iPhone came along.
At that time, it was widely believed that something called an “iPhone” was on its way, but what that would shape up to be was anyone’s guess. And it wasn’t just about the design and capabilities of the device, either. To get a product like that going would be a lot more complicated than just building a gadget and