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I'm assuming that in the near future that Apple will be able to sell you access to these apps (if you are in the US ITMS). This rapid increase in AppleTV apps makes me think the 'next' AppleTV will have a lot of new features, and one of them would be buying subscriptions through Apple.   I'm in the same boat... my city provides cable over FIOS, and they are not on the list of standard cable providers.
On the other hand,   An unofficial rumor has been negated by an unofficial spokesman for apple.   Sigh...
Not true... Fashion accessories are OF VALUE, if it makes OTHER PEOPLE seeing them on me, WANT TO BE ME, BECAUSE MY LIFE IS BETTER THAN THEIRS.   It's not about expense... it's about value. Maybe Vanity, Definitely Ego/Narcissism... but it's a value statement.   The iPod Shuffle is a classic 'must have'  accessory.   at $79 not expensive... almost like 'fashion jewelry' in that regard, but the function made other people want it as much as the form.  And Apple made it to...
That one is harder to grok.   It is obvious that 'wearables' are the next trend down in personal consumer computing. Minimally an extension of a more complete 'compute platform' (be it cloud, a mobile device, or a local WiFi enabled platform (iTV)...   Google has 'specced' out (pun intended), the 'high ground' (pun 2), in google glass.   It is apparent that is geek/nerd centric and is less likely for general consumer appeal, although, I think 'HUD' will become standard in...
or even a year they will start shipping... 
maybe not that much, but I'm figuring for a 'channel' you'll be paying   $9.99 a month for most 'expanded basic sort of stuff  (think ESPN… where you want to watch the feed 4-6 hours a week)   and 4.99 per original content show/PPV event (Think Monday Night Football… outside of that $9.99).   Don't forget that most live feeds will still have network commercials as well.   Again, using ESPN as a model, they have at least 3, if not 4 pricing bands (think in-app purchases)....
exclusivity in the contract with SkyNews, maybe?
This is 2012...  and  there were a couple  submissions to the iOS app store that were later deemed spyware/malware (Find and Call comes to mind). So, if they are only counting 'attack code' and not 'total devices infected'  .7% may be realistic.
good or bad, this is the next frontier for Apple.   This sort of software will be critical for an iTV experience.  And with electrical usage soon to become a premium, the ability to manage your entire home's lighting will be a normal thing to do.   I use Insteon now, and their iOS app is suckwads.   I do want to be able to say "Siri, I'd like to watch Batman The Dark Knight on the upstairs telly, please turn off the rest of the lights in the house.  Set the...
Likely a couple days before, if memory serves   iOS 4 was released 3 days before the 4. iOS 5 was released 2 days before the 4s iOS 6 was released 2 days before the iPhone 5   If announced on the 10th, one would assume pre-orders to occur 3-10 days later, and shipments/store-sales 7 days after that.   So, assuming the 10th... figure iOS7 is released  either the 17th/18th  or 24th/25th, the days the iPhone 5s 'sprout wings'
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