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Thursday, 23 June 2011 07:38

Apple is going to sell TV?

Written by David Stellmack


iOS powered and Samsung to build
A number of sources are again talking about the possibility of Apple getting into the television space; this is not with the AppleTV player, but instead with an iOS powered full on actual HDTV. If the rumors and speculation are to be believed, Apple is said to be partnering with Samsung to build the actual sets which Apple will sell in their retail stores.

If true, the set will be more like a marriage of many of the abilities of the Apple TV product you see today that is built into the actual TV. This means that we suspect if true that it will use iTunes and play Netflix, for example, and it should be able to support third party apps where things could get interesting if true.

Now we have talked to a number of our contacts who insist that they have not heard anything about such a move by Apple. The HDTV business is very cut throat and very price oriented; while I personally would welcome the quality and performance of an Apple-branded HDTV that would likely be based on Apple’s track record for high-end quality, I would not like the price that it would cost. And would that not be the down side that Apple would experience when they likely find that sales are not up to what they expect?

It is hard to say if the rumors and speculation are accurate, but our sources don’t seem to think so, and neither do we. Perhaps Apple will release another more powerful revision to the current Apple TV box, but right now we are just not seeing the market for a full-on Apple-branded HDTV.

David Stellmack

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+13 #1 leftiszi 2011-06-23 11:03
Well if such a product existed, it would cost twice as much as current offerings do, it would be incompatible with RF signals and it would use a proprietary power supply plug that would require an adapter that would cost 200$ and noone else is allowed to manufacture. Of course it would offer nothing over the competition.

No thanks. I'll stick with my Samsung, Philips, LG, Panasonic or whatever.
 
 
+7 #2 SlickR 2011-06-23 11:41
hopefully they will, no one will buy them and Apple goes bankrupt.
 
 
+3 #3 chyll2 2011-06-23 12:10
this is the prelude for Steve Jobs action movie which can only be viewed via apple tv, iTV or whatever it is called
 
 
+6 #4 The blue fox 2011-06-23 13:35
Why not buy a Samsung smart TV. or an LG one. they will be a lot less.
 
 
+4 #5 Haberlandt 2011-06-23 15:26
iTV?
smugTV?
 
 
+7 #6 bardenck 2011-06-23 15:55
of course they will be OVERpriced, but you know a million snapple fans will flock to them like blind robotic penguins...!


you're picturing the penguins...aren't u..
 
 
-12 #7 Warrior24_7 2011-06-23 16:23
Quoting bardenck:
of course they will be OVERpriced, but you know a million snapple fans will flock to them like blind robotic penguins...!


you're picturing the penguins...aren't u..


Why are the people on this site so uniformed? The TV is already for sale dip $h!t.
 
 
+3 #8 The blue fox 2011-06-23 17:34
Quoting bardenck:
you're picturing the penguins...aren't u..


Yes, but they are wearing turtlenecks and blue jeans.
 

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