Reports about Apple's plans for 2014 and beyond are now trickling out.
Apple is preparing a new version of its Apple TV set-top box that would allow Time Warner Cable subscribers to watch live TV using the Apple TV instead of the TWC-provided cable box, Bloomberg reported Feb. 12. The new Apple TV could be announced by April and released before the 2014 holiday shopping season.
Time Warner Cable currently produces a mobile app (pictured) that lets subscribers watch live TV on their iPad, iPhone, or Android device. A Roku app is also available that provides similar functionality. Microsoft's Xbox One also lets cable TV subscribers watch live TV using its own user interface.
"There will be new categories. We're not ready to talk about it, but we're working on some really great stuff." Tim Cook, Apple CEO
The WSJ reported Jan. 23 that Apple will release two iPhones in 2014: a lower-end model with a display larger than 4.5 inches and a higher-end model with a display larger than 5 inches. Several other publications, including Bloomberg News and Reuters, have previously reported similar information.
The Jan. 23 WSJ report notes that both iPhone models will be made of metal and not plastic. The lower-end iPhone 5c (pictured) was initially described by Apple design chief Jony Ive as "beautifully, unapologetically plastic." Neither iPhone will have a flexible display, the WSJ reported.
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