pittsoccer33 wrote:this is sort of what I think Apple would/will have to do whenever it is that they release a television.
when the iphone was first released visual voicemail on it was a pretty big deal - it required a lot of investment by at&t.
i see apple pairing with specific cable providers one at a time to deliver a new kind of hybrid internet/television service.
Will not happen. Apple will not invest their cash reserves in new technology... this is the opposite of what Google does, actually. Apple's valuation is heavily rooted in financial success (balance sheet, cash flow, recievables turnover, etc.) but their earnings are remarkably consistent also. Google, on the other hand, recognizes that they can boost stock price with big, smart gambles that disrupt the marketplace at large, and when they hit homeruns, which I really think Fiber is, it pays off, spurs new investments, adds the wealth of the company, and delivers results to shareholders.