The list of things to get excited about during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference next week appears to be shrinking by the day. In a report on Wednesday, The New York Times revealed that Apple has been forced to postpone its plans to introduce new Apple TV hardware and a toolkit for app developers to go along with it.
Instead, Apple will use its time on stage to discuss improvements to its Apple Watch app platform for third-party developers, additions to iOS and OS X (likely including the reveal of iOS 9) and the debut of a streaming music service to compete with the likes of Spotify and Pandora.
It’s a shame we won’t get to see the long-awaited revival of the Apple TV, but now Apple will have more time to work on the necessary deals to make its streaming service a reality. By that time, the set-top box itself should be ready for primetime as well.