The company is already in talks with a "major OEM," adds the report, which they speculate to be Samsung, a long-time partner.
Apple will "blow Netflix and all those other guys away" with the HDTV, which will bundle Apple TV and iTunes in a slim, Internet-capable device.
While Samsung (and other OEMs) sell TVs themselves, the source claims it will not be an issue because "if you have to be competing with somebody, you want to be competing with yourself."
A 2011 launch is expected, but the exec does admit that Apple could wait until early 2012 to make sure everything is perfect.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 21 Jun 2011 19:35