Apple launching HDTV this year?

Apple launching HDTV this year?
In an effort to integrate all the consumer electronics, Apple is looking to launch their own Internet-connected HDTV this year, joining a crowded $100 billion market, says AppleInsider.

The rumor comes via Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White who says "data points point towards a 'Smart TV'" launch by Apple.



This "Smart TV" would not be just an updated AppleTV set-top box, but instead be "a full-blown TV product for consumers," says White in a client note.

While there have been rumors for years of Apple considering entering the market, White says the company is now "moving down this path at a faster pace than the market expected."

Concludes the analyst:

The combination of Apple's powerful ecosystem, industrial design savvy, powerful brand and ability to reinvent product categories could make Apple a powerful force in the TV world over the next few years.


Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray says the TVs will come at a premium, starting at around $2000.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 14 Apr 2011 18:47
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  • 6 comments
  • klassic

    Let me guess. Only Apple approved programing can be played on it. Obviously you could never watch porn on it. Also it will come with an all new power connector requiring you to rewire your homes electric.

    I wanna devise a virus and bring dire straights to your environments. Crush your corporations with a mild touch, trash the whole computer systems and revert you to papyrus - Deltron 3030

    14.4.2011 21:48 #1

  • KillerBug

    Originally posted by klassic: Let me guess. Only Apple approved programing can be played on it. Obviously you could never watch porn on it. Also it will come with an all new power connector requiring you to rewire your homes electric. [sarcasm]It won't be an all-new power connector; it will be that connector that is a whole week old...certainly the whole world already installed them...just like the whole world switched to HTML5 just seconds before the iPhone4 was released[/sarcasm]

    Let's see...$2000 for an apple TV...given what I know about apple, that TV would be about 24", it would have a very slow refresh rate, it would not work with cable, sat, or antenna, and it would come in a white case that makes it look like a PC monitor from 1980.

    I am sure it will sell out [sadly, that is not sarcasm].


    15.4.2011 05:55 #2

  • Fitvideouk

    Who gives a shit ? It will be another silver polished turd like every other Apple product.... overpriced overhyped and underpowered/underspecced...
    But everything wil change...again ... fit for sheep only...

    I think the term they are trying to use is ecosystemic , as I am not aware that Apple has its own ecosystem ...check your grammar Apple analyst...

    Anyway, not in my lunchtime

    regards

    Fitvideo

    15.4.2011 17:48 #3

  • kikzm33z

    They will re-release one every single year that's slightly thinner and do some useless things that somehow gets them to sell millions.

    15.4.2011 19:13 #4

  • six60six

    iTube must be fully touch compliant

    15.4.2011 21:32 #5

  • robertmro

    It will make billions and Microsoft will copy it 5 years too late.

    16.4.2011 01:08 #6

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