Well known blogger, Robert Scoble claims that Apple will announce an iPad app to challenge the cable TV giants. The iPad app will provide video content which he claims is the main reason for Apple’s huge data center.

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.

As today’s event is called “Let’s Talk iPhone”, I am not sure that this will be the place to announce such an app. More to the point, surely this service would be more suited to the Apple TV than the iPad? I guess we will have to wait and see, not much longer now!

Source: Robert Scoble Google+