Apple's New Sports App Focuses on Scores, Stats and Speed

From CNET: Apple's interest in the wide world of sports is continuing to grow. On Wednesday, the company announced its latest app, dubbed Apple Sports, and it has a fairly straightforward mission: be the fastest, easiest way to get the latest scores and stats about the teams and players you care about.

"It's very simple, to solve a problem that I've had as a sports fan, and I think most people have had as a sports fan, which is how do you get scores and stats for live games?" says Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of services. "And we've done this in a very clean, really easy to use, and most importantly, fast – meaning real-time [way]."

Cue notes that the new app will update "faster than TV in most cases" because most live events are broadcast with a delay.

The app, which is iPhone-only for now and free to download for users in the US, UK and Canada, is only focused on sports scores, stats and following favorite teams to start. At launch, Apple supports a variety of leagues currently in season, including NBA, NHL, MLS, men's and women's college basketball, and a host of international soccer leagues, including the Bundesliga, LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Liga MX and the English Premier League.

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