Apple developing an App that would compete with cable providers

We have seen reports caliming that Steve Jobs will not be attending the Apple‘s event tomorrow after all. Robert Scoble also mentioned an interesting point about an iPad app that is still being developed by Apple. The new app is expected to compete with cable providers like Dish but content is delivered over IP. Quoted:

“I’m hearing that Apple is working on a new iPad app that looks a lot like DirecTV without the dish, too. Again, that app will have Steve Jobs’ fingerprints all over it as it will be more expansive than the press is expecting in its content availability. There’s a reason Apple built a 500,000-square-foot datacenter (about twice the size of a Facebook one, by the way) and that new datacenter is for video and the data that video causes to be shared with everyone. Will Reed Hastings CEO at Netflix be on stage tomorrow to help Apple explain its three-screen strategy? I sure hope so, because that would explain further why Netflix split up its streaming and DVD businesses a lot better than Reed’s been able to so far.”

Scoble claims that Apple has built a 500,000 square-foot data center and a new datacenter for video, which is the reason why we are predicting that Apple might be ready to introduce this new app. However, there is nothing that is guaranteed.