While speaking with Wall Street Journal editor Gerry Baker last night as part of the WSJDLive conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook touched on a number of interesting topics. Though notoriously tight-lipped, Cook spoke candidly on a few issues, and even dropped a release date for the highly anticipated fourth-gen
According to Cook, pre-orders the upcoming Apple TV will open up next Monday on October 26. Not to worry, shipments are slated to begin later on in the very same week. This is undoubtedly welcome news for those who have been waiting a while for Apple to finally step up its
For years, Apple executives famously referred to the
“The TV has to be brought up and modernized,” Cook added.
While it’s easy to dismiss such sentiments as hyperbolic, it’s hard to ignore that the upcoming
Additionally, the new
Speaking to this point, Cook told Buzzfeed earlier this month that search results on
… If I’m a Netflix subscriber and I want to binge-watch a five-season series, will an
Apple TVsearch tell me that the first three seasons are available to me for free on Netflix, the fourth is available for purchase on iTunes, and the fifth is available only on HBO? Or will it leave me to work that out myself?
Cook said the former scenario is the one Apple’s implemented. “It will be clear which service is free,” he said. In other words, Apple will show each season or episode in all the services in which it’s available to you and iTunes if they have it. So you would see options for Netflix, iTunes, and HBO, if all three had the content and you were subscribed to Netflix and HBOGo.
Cost wise, the fourth-generation