Besides the Steve Jobs won’t be in attendance at Apple’s event tomorrow news, Robert Scoble has also dropped an interesting note in regards to an upcoming iPad app developed by Apple. The new app, which apparently has Steve Jobs’ touch, will compete directly with cable providers like Dish but content is delivered over IP. The app supposedly features a wide set of content, which seems obvious if Apple wants to compete with current cable providers.
“I’m hearing that Apple is working on a new iPad app that looks a lot like DirecTV without the dish, too. Again, that app will have Steve Jobs’ fingerprints all over it as it will be more expansive than the press is expecting in its content availability. There’s a reason Apple built a 500,000-square-foot datacenter (about twice the size of a Facebook one, by the way) and that new datacenter is for video and the data that video causes to be shared with everyone. Will Reed Hastings CEO at Netflix be on stage tomorrow to help Apple explain its three-screen strategy? I sure hope so, because that would explain further why Netflix split up its streaming and DVD businesses a lot better than Reed’s been able to so far.”
Scoble cites that Apple has built a new 500,000 square-foot data center and a new datacenter for video as a reason to why Apple might unveil this new app. Scoble isn’t quite sure that it will be announced tomorrow. But..if this is true, this iOS event would be as good a place as any to launch it?
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