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Here’s Why Apple Would Be Wise to Stay Out of the TV Business

The economics of making a television aren't like those of smartphones and computers

Carl Icahn makes a pretty compelling case for why Apple should get into the television market. The billionaire investor says people spend a quarter of their free time watching TV, and that the market, which he says is worth about $575 billion, excluding advertising, is more valuable than smartphones.

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