Apple’s fourth-gen Apple TV debuted this past Friday to overwhelmingly positive reviews. While there are a few minor kinks Apple still needs to work out (e.g the inability to enter a password with the iPhone’s virtual keyboard), the new device may very well be the most compelling streaming set-top box to ever hit the market.
Without question, what makes the new Apple TV so exciting is that it has its own dedicated App Store. Over the weekend, Jeff Scott of SlideToPlay tweeted that there are now close to 1,000 tvOS available for download. All the more intriguing, from a developer perspective, is that the Apple TV may very well represent a new platform where users, in stark contrast to iOS, are willing to plunk down cash for apps.
You know the race-to-the-bottom problem that continues to plague iOS? Well early evidence suggests that that won’t be an issue for the Apple TV.