More Rumours About Apple's Long Expected Television Product
Apple has been rumoured to be working on its own digital television range for almost as long as it has been working on its iPhones, but the rumours refuse to go away.
The latest rumour suggests that Apple is indeed working on the television set, which is expected to support Ultra High Definition broadcasts.
Citing sources, Taiwan's DigiTimes reported that Apple and Foxconn Electronics have been in discussions for quite some time in terms of the TV's mass production schedule
The main worry for Apple at the moment is a lack of Ultra HD TV panel suppliers as most of the capacity has been allocated to other Chinese TV vendors. However, the sources added that Apple is banking on LG Display to be able to mass produce Ultra HD TV panels by the second half of the year.
The big question that hangs over the so-called iTV product is what Apple can add to the device to make it worth consumers paying the traditional Apple premium for what is increasingly a commodity product, even as vendors try adding more internet functionality to them.
There is also the slight problem that one of the UK's major TV broadcasters is called ITV, and they are unlikely to be too impressed with Apple appropriating their brandname.
If the latest rumors are true, then expect at least another year's worth of leaks and rumours before the product finally hits the shops.
On the web: DigiTimes