Apple's next big bet: A TV box that monetizes the living room? | ZDNet: "Apple TV may hold a tiny fraction of overall quarterly sales, but adding an app store directly in a user's living room could mean a significant profit boost for the iPhone and iPad maker."\
Maybe, maybe not, depends on how dominant Chromecast has become by the time Apple's box launches.
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