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  • So-Called Apple Smart TV May Be Released Later This Year


    Apple may be moving at a much faster pace than originally anticipated with the company's long expected but still un-confirmed newest project - an Internet-connected high-def flat screen television set. According to the latest reports, this rumored high-end product could debut as soon as late 2011.

    Ticonderoga Securities Brian White said this week that Apple is poised to jump into the $100 billion LCD TV market much sooner than expected and all signs point to that eventuality. The evidence? White says the "data points" he's picked up overseas suggests that Apple's "Smart TV" is coming soon.

    "Our research suggests this Smart TV would go well beyond the miniature $99 second-generation Apple TV that the company released last fall and provide a full-blown TV product for consumers," White told investors Wednesday. "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," he said.

    Of course, you may be saying to yourself "haven't I already heard this report?" If so, you're correct. Several months ago, Wall Street analyst Gene Munster similarly weighed in on the prospect of a connected-TV from Apple, saying that the new product would debut sometime next year. Although it isn't clear which analyst (if either) is correct in their reported timetables for launch, it is obvious that Apple is, indeed, working on something big - something that suggests to multiple analysts and news media outlets that a "smart TV" could be Apple's next big thing.

    Source: The Street
    This article was originally published in forum thread: So-Called Apple Smart TV May Be Released Later This Year started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 51 Comments
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      No thanks, I don't believe in paying premium prices for Apple software! This Smart TV aka iTV will simply be an $800 Samsumg TV (hardware) + $1,000 Apple Software tax! If you ask me Apple is just wasting resources! Why make product that is or will be obsolete next year? Updates after another. Give me a product that work for 2 - 3 years!
    1. wickedultracool1's Avatar
      wickedultracool1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iBwizzle View Post
      No thanks, I don't believe in paying premium prices for Apple software! This Smart TV aka iTV will simply be an $800 Samsumg TV (hardware) + $1,000 Apple Software tax! If you ask me Apple is just wasting resources! Why make product that is or will be obsolete next year? Updates after another. Give me a product that work for 2 - 3 years!
      Wouldnt you think it would be on par with everything else apple has released? Everything apple has in its lineup is pretty much top of the line... Always the best hardware to go with the best software.... IMHO
    1. ShAmwow123's Avatar
      ShAmwow123 -
      When it comes out, I'm going to jailbreak the hell out of it.
    1. wittybob's Avatar
      wittybob -
      It's Apple... It won't be cheap -/

      Quote Originally Posted by ShAmwow123 View Post
      When it comes out, I'm going to jailbreak the hell out of it.
      Cool
    1. wickedultracool1's Avatar
      wickedultracool1 -
      At least you know when you buy an apple product you know you are getting quality. I have a MacBook pro and when I pick up a Dell or HP laptop it just makes me chuckle. They feel so cheap and and low quality. I am by no means a fan boy. I just believe in buying a quality product and will spend extra money to do so.
    1. l0bZstR's Avatar
      l0bZstR -
      It can't be called iTV because there is an english uk channel called ITV so that would just confuse people. Personally, I prefer iTelly!
    1. l0bZstR's Avatar
      l0bZstR -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2Jaze View Post
      Just for that comment it'll be $7,699 for a 42"
      And that's on sale! (which apple never have :/)
    1. l0bZstR's Avatar
      l0bZstR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Can i pre-order one yet?
      Obviously not. It doesn't even officially exist yet.
    1. wickedultracool1's Avatar
      wickedultracool1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by l0bZstR View Post
      Obviously not. It doesn't even officially exist yet.
      They know that. They were merely implying that as soon as this is up for pre-order... its a done deal.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Quote Originally Posted by l0bZstR View Post
      Obviously not. It doesn't even officially exist yet.
      he knows that
    1. wickedultracool1's Avatar
      wickedultracool1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Str4y View Post
      he knows that
      Haha True.