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Apple TV Is Coming In 2014, Everyone Is Going To Copy It!

Apple TV Is Coming In 2014, And Everyone Is Going To Copy It, Says Marc Andreessen

Apple is unquestionably developing a tv, said venture capitalist Marc Andreessen at the DealBook conference today.

That he thinks it comes out in 2014, maybe 2013, of course, if not either of those, then definitely by 2015. Therefore in the next 3 years.

Andreessen isn’t only a venture capitalist. He’s also on the board of Facebook and HP. He’s super attached to what’s happening in tech and in the Valley.

That he warned that Apple is a “vault, ” so no one really knows what’s happening inside the company. Nevertheless, he says the rumors about an Apple t.v. are strong, and it’s some of those poorly kept Valley secrets.

That he doesn’t know very well what the Apple TV will appear like, but he knows of this: Once it comes out, everyone else will scramble to copy it.

“There’s a pattern inside our industry, Apple crystallizes the product” says Andreessen, “and the moment Apple crystallizes it, then everybody knows how exactly to compete. ”

If the Apple television is launched, Microsoft and Google will begin adjusting their technique to respond to Apple, says Andreessen. That’s a polite method of saying they copy what Apple does then learn how to add their strength to the item.