Wednesday, September 09, 2015

New Iphones, Apple TV expected as Apple kick starts the event

Expectations have been rising for a revamped Apple TV, a set-top box that has seen few significant updates since its release in 2007. Although Apple has yet to hammer out deals for a long-awaited television service, analysts say the company is poised to overhaul the hockey-puck-sized device.

The device is expected to gain an App Store and an interface that allows users to make requests through the Siri digital assistant and search for specific programs and movies across apps. The comppany may also discuss the device's role as a hub for gaming.

Nearly 20 per cent of US broadband households own at least one streaming media player, and Applehas a long way to go in the market, according to data from research firm Parks Associates.

Roku is the leader in streaming media boxes, accounting for 34 per cent of all streaming devices sold in the United States in 2014, according to data from research firm Parks Associates. Google Inc's Chromecast and Amazon.com Inc's Fire TV were next. The Apple TV box came in fourth. 

From the article "New Iphones, Apple TV expected as Apple kick starts the event" by The Economic TImes.

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