RUMOR: Canadian ISPs Rogers and Bell Testing Apple Television
Posted on February 7, 2012 by eli courey
Canada’s popular newspaper The Globe and Mail says that Apple has been working with the country’s largest telecommunications companies, Rogers and Bell, to try and revolutionize TV viewing.
While the iTV product remains cloaked in secrecy, sources say Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple has approached Rogers and Bell as it actively pursues partnerships with Canadian carriers.
“They’re not closed to doing it with one [company] or doing it with two,” said one source who is familiar with the talks. “They’re looking for a partner. They’re looking for someone with wireless and broadband capabilities.”
Another source, also speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Rogers and Bell already have the product in their labs.
I wouldn’t put too much trust in this report, a lot of it seems to just be bringing back other sketchy rumors we’ve heard before like Siri and hand gesture controls, which I personally think are dumb and not very believable.