Apple's rumored streaming TV service may not make an appearance at WWDC after all.
According to a new report, Apple's rumored television streaming service will not debut at WWDC next week due to some holdups regarding licensing deals. Instead, the offering may be pushed back for a launch later this year or into 2016. From Re/Code:
The Cupertino technology company has told network executives the planned unveiling will be postponed because Apple has yet to finalize the licensing deals. Industry executives predict Apple's Web TV offering may not launch until later this year, or in 2016. Technology and money issues remain sticking points.
Apple wanted to launch a subscription TV service in early fall to coincide with the start of the new broadcast television season. But the debut got bogged down by negotiations over financial terms and new technology that would be required for broadcasters to deliver local programming to Apple's Web TV service.
Apple has been widely rumored to be prepping a 25-channel TV service to launch this fall after a debut at WWDC 2015 this month. However, if today's report is true, we may be waiting a bit longer to see any sort of streaming TV service from Cupertino.
Apple is also said to be preparing a new version of its Apple TV box with a redesigned, touch-enabled remote.