Amazon-Apple TV deal shows tough road to cooperation for tech rivals

We didnt get a specific timeframe for the debut of the service - all Apple said is its coming later this year.

Apple made the announcement on Monday at its annual WWDC developer conference in San Jose, Calif.

While Amazon Prime Video has never been included on Apple TV, the dispute has been more than a one-way affair. While the announcement was light on details, the partnership presumably means that Amazon will start selling the Apple TV in coming months.

Streaming is not the only example where a spat between Apple and Amazon limited customer choice.

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The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is usually where Apple previews its software updates. Although the two streaming products have competed against each other for years, it seems that both Amazon and Apple agree that it makes more sense to just let people watch their damn TV shows.

The new MacOS High Sierra will also be rolled out later this year, offering a smart photos feature to make it easier to find what you're looking for. Yes, a new placeholder has gone live on the Apple's App Store for a "Files" application from the company.

Faster AMD Radeon Pro graphics cards are also available for the iMacs, and the hybrid solid-state/spinning disk Fusion drives are now standard. The company says this new computer will ship with an 8-core Xeon processor, with configurations that scale up to an 18-core Xeon processor, 5K display, and an all-new AMD Radeon Vega graphics GPU.

Amazon video later tweeted, "You asked (a lot)".

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The arrival of a Prime Video app on the Apple TV would cap off nearly two years of feuding between the companies.

"Using the latest advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence, new male and female voices are more natural and expressive, adjusting intonation, pitch, emphasis and tempo while speaking", said Apple said in a statement.

The deal comes after years of stalemate between the two tech giants.

Amazon declined to comment on whether it will again sell Apple TVs.

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