Here's why Apple didn't win with a $500 million offer to J.J. Abrams for Apple TV+

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  • Reply 41 of 45
    I think some people are not anti-family but want variety. Peanuts has it's audience as does Game of Thrones.

    We already seen that See has weapons and war in it so like I said, looks like something is wrong with the rumors suggesting Apple is only allowing family friendly content. Why would they approach JJ and Shyamalan if that was the goal?
    The other services aren’t going away any time soon. People can still get their soft-core porn on HBO, even if Apple doesn’t supply it.

    I don’t really care about ”See”. Just as another post-apocalyptic dystopian drama, with one original twist. (But wait a minute, if everyone on Earth is blind, why does the series star a guy with creepy tattoos over every square inch of his body?) 

    In fact, I’m not impressed by most of Apple’s TV offerings. A Jennifer Aniston sitcom? Oprah? 

    “For All Mankind” looks interesting, based on the trailer, but where is Asimov’s “Foundation”? Those are the only two shows I’d be tempted to pay money for. 
  • Reply 42 of 45
    macguimacgui Posts: 1,525member
    JJ is overrated. Apple should give an underdog a chance. Steve did that often during his tenure, Tim seems to be starstruck.

    Tim and Jon were nobodies before Steve gave them the opportunity to shine!
    This entire post is ridiculous.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 43 of 45
    I still don’t get why Apple is in the business of original TV shows other than they think they need to start charging customers a monthly fee for stuff and TV shows is one thing they came up with. And no one so far has given a compelling reason why Apple is doing this. All the podcasts and Apple centric talking heads focus on the what and the when but never the why. It feels like Apple starting with the financials and working backwards towards a product. Every time Cook paces the stage and talks about these shows as anything other than entertainment I want to vomit. These shows aren’t going to change the world. Sure some of them might be good and entertaining to watch, but they exist to keep you in Apple’s ecosystem and extract $5/mo out of you nothing more than that.
    Because Apple's hardware margins are stagnant and / or declining.  Having services that they can up-sell helps offset some of that margin pressure.
    Ok but that’s just my point. It’s working from the financials backwards to a product. That’s not how you design a good product. And yes I consider so-called services to be products. 
  • Reply 44 of 45
    I’d rather see Apple spending money acquiring legacy content to supplement their original programming. I’m not sure how much out there is available for sale but whatever is Apple should be buying it up.
    edited September 15 watto_cobra
  • Reply 45 of 45
    lonestar1 said:
    I think some people are not anti-family but want variety. Peanuts has it's audience as does Game of Thrones.

    We already seen that See has weapons and war in it so like I said, looks like something is wrong with the rumors suggesting Apple is only allowing family friendly content. Why would they approach JJ and Shyamalan if that was the goal?
    The other services aren’t going away any time soon. People can still get their soft-core porn on HBO, even if Apple doesn’t supply it.

    I don’t really care about ”See”. Just as another post-apocalyptic dystopian drama, with one original twist. (But wait a minute, if everyone on Earth is blind, why does the series star a guy with creepy tattoos over every square inch of his body?) 

    In fact, I’m not impressed by most of Apple’s TV offerings. A Jennifer Aniston sitcom? Oprah? 

    “For All Mankind” looks interesting, based on the trailer, but where is Asimov’s “Foundation”? Those are the only two shows I’d be tempted to pay money for. 
    And yet if you buy an Apple device you can have a year's worth of access for "free." When my new iPhone arrives I will be checking out TV+, and if it's worth it I will pay the ongoing subscription fee.

    Plus, I've found it difficult to locate content suitable for my entire family so if ATV+ gives me even one show we can watch together I reckon it's worth the money.
    watto_cobra
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