Earlier this year it was rumored that Apple could be launching a refresh of the Apple TV in April, although safe to say that did not happen. There have been many conflicting reports about the new Apple TV, with some claiming that it will be an ambitious effort by Apple, while others claim that Apple had scaled back their ambitious plans.
That being said, a recent report from The Information (behind a paywall) has revealed that the Apple TV has been stalled and could even be delayed until 2015 as Apple’s partners are hesitating. Apparently the cable companies have been described as “dragging their heels” and one of the reasons behind the delay is also the impending Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.
Another reason for the delay is also because Apple might have bitten off more than it can chew. They claim that Apple wants to include all sorts of content, but apparently due to the need to get permission from multiple types of rights holders, it has led to delays. What this means is that if you were hoping for a new Apple TV with new content and features, chances are you could be waiting until 2015.
Of course there is no way to confirm any of this so do take it with a grain of salt for now, but with rumored features like games, Siri voice control, and attractive subscription packages, we guess we can’t blame you guys if you were really looking forward to it.
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