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We already heard that Apple won't show off its forthcoming TV streaming service at next week's WWDC, but now comes word it won't unveil its new streaming box either. What's a telly addict to do?

According to the New York Times' sources, Apple put its new Apple TV on the back burner "because the product was not ready to be demonstrated".

This contradicts a report by BuzzFeed a couple of months ago that said Apple would launch the new box this month. Looks like it changed its plans.

Apple might well want to hold fire on its rival for the likes of Netflix and unveil it alongside the new TV service.

The arrival of the streaming service is said to have been delayed while Apple secures the rights to local shows all over America. This would be a unique feature that no other service offers.

The new set-top box is said to feature Siri for voice control, third-party apps – so it would have an App Store like the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch – and a revamped remote control.

The new Apple TV is also said to be the home hub for the firm's HomeKit platform of connected home devices. The Cupertino company is expected to reveal more info on HomeKit next week.


New York Times

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