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  • Apple HDTV Coming Soon, Says Report


    For nearly three years we've heard rumblings about Apple's supposed plans to create and launch connected-television models in the near future. Following reports last week that late Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed in his new biography that he had "cracked' the formula for an integrated futuristic connected television set, talk has once again surfaced that Apple will soon roll out a branded HDTV.

    "I'd like to create an integrated television set," Jobs told Walter Isaacson. "It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud... It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it."

    According to published reports Monday, analyst Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray dished in a new correspondence with investors that sources close to Apple confirmed that the company has been building prototype models of the new high-definition television set since September.

    Munster says Apple could use the new Siri voice activated system "to bolster its TV offering and simplify the chore of inputting information like show titles, or actor names, into a TV."

    "We believe that of the estimated 220 million flat panel TVs sold in 2012, 48% or 106 million units will be internet-connected, of which Apple could sell 1.4 million units," Munster writes. "We believe an Apple Television could add $2.5 billion or 2% to revenue in CY12, $4.0 billion or 3% in CY13 and $6.0 billion in CY14."

    Source: Fortune
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple HDTV Coming Soon, Says Report started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. brandoncarr's Avatar
      brandoncarr -
      I want it! Makes me think back to old movies. "TV on", "Turn to channel 11", yeah, it's going to be pretty sweet.
    1. Aenima133's Avatar
      Aenima133 -
      Quote Originally Posted by brandoncarr View Post
      I want it! Makes me think back to old movies. "TV on", "Turn to channel 11", yeah, it's going to be pretty sweet.
      I agree! Voice activated Tv? Yess please!
    1. Mlitz69's Avatar
      Mlitz69 -
      Wonder how much they will charge for it?
    1. I'm fae fife's Avatar
      I'm fae fife -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mlitz69 View Post
      Wonder how much they will charge for it?
      About $35. That's just what I heard anyway!!!!!
    1. Mlitz69's Avatar
      Mlitz69 -
      Quote Originally Posted by I'm fae fife View Post
      About $35. That's just what I heard anyway!!!!!
      Ha only if
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      And then they can sue the other TV Manufacturers for using a rectangle shape too.I really don't care how many reports come out. I honestly don't see it being a better business model to make an Apple branded (but Samsung made) TV.It still makes more sense to just use the AppleTV Box and enable the same content and functionality to every single TV already in peoples homes.
    1. GoTiK's Avatar
      GoTiK -
    1. I'm fae fife's Avatar
      I'm fae fife -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      And then they can sue the other TV Manufacturers for using a rectangle shape too.I really don't care how many reports come out. I honestly don't see it being a better business model to make an Apple branded (but Samsung made) TV.It still makes more sense to just use the AppleTV Box and enable the same content and functionality to every single TV already in peoples homes.
      But it's only $35. That's gotta be worth it, don't you agree?

      I mean $35, that's a bargain!!!!!
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by I'm fae fife View Post
      About $35. That's just what I heard anyway!!!!!
      Apple stuff? I think you are missing some zeros behind that 35. More like $3500...

      And I thought 3DTV is overpriced stuff, can't wait to see how overpriced this AppleTV is going to be.
    1. perealb's Avatar
      perealb -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      It still makes more sense to just use the AppleTV Box and enable the same content and functionality to every single TV already in peoples homes.
      Probably. But as soon as Apple comes up with something like that, Samsung would embed that same kind of functionality it in their own TVs. In this case, it would probably make sense for Apple to compete on the same level. It would be awesome to have Siri also on TV.
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      If you have money to spend, might as well get it...
    1. brandoncarr's Avatar
      brandoncarr -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      It still makes more sense to just use the AppleTV Box and enable the same content and functionality to every single TV already in peoples homes.
      I definitely see this being a probability. Brand their own TV, and release a new AppleTV to support the same abilities. Won't be the same without the Apple HDTV, though!
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Siri on the TV....not good.How many people have had a fight over the remote control in their life time? All of you at some stage I suspect.Now you'll have: "Siri change to channel 101""Siri change to channel 202""Siri change to channel 101""Siri change to channel 202""Siri change to channel 101""Siri change to channel 202""Siri change to channel 101""Siri change to channel 202""Siri change to channel 101""Siri change to channel 202"
    1. Mlitz69's Avatar
      Mlitz69 -
      Lmao, can picture that now
    1. khaoticsquirrel's Avatar
      khaoticsquirrel -
      Quote Originally Posted by brandoncarr View Post
      I definitely see this being a probability. Brand their own TV, and release a new AppleTV to support the same abilities. Won't be the same without the Apple HDTV, though!
      I would think that the iTV would have all the built-in features that Apple TV has, plus more. They would do something like the 4s Siri-Only feature. So they wouldn't completely shut out people that don't buy the iTV, just entice them with bigger, better features and functionality.

      Good thing I've been saving up my monies =D there goes my partial down payment of a house lol
    1. perealb's Avatar
      perealb -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Siri on the TV....not good.How many people have had a fight over the remote control in their life time? All of you at some stage I suspect.Now you'll have: "Siri change to channel 101""Siri change to channel 202""Siri change to channel 101""Siri change to channel 202""Siri change to channel 101""Siri change to channel 202""Siri change to channel 101""Siri change to channel 202""Siri change to channel 101""Siri change to channel 202"
      That already happens with remote controls - nothing new - but I would rather say: "Siri, change to Discovery Channel" or "Siri, find me a sci-fi movie made in 2011" or "Siri, set to record all new episodes of Family Guy" or "Siri, what are the best rated tv shows at the moment? (siri lists) Please, record XXXXX" or "Siri, play the movie Horrible Bosses" or...
    1. xXDrizzyyXx's Avatar
      xXDrizzyyXx -
    1. I'm fae fife's Avatar
      I'm fae fife -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Siri on the TV....not good.How many people have had a fight over the remote control in their life time? All of you at some stage I suspect.Now you'll have: "Siri change to channel 101""Siri change to channel 202""Siri change to channel 101""Siri change to channel 202""Siri change to channel 101""Siri change to channel 202""Siri change to channel 101""Siri change to channel 202""Siri change to channel 101""Siri change to channel 202"
      Or how about "Siri change to porno channel"
      "Siri put dirty dancing back on"
      "Siri change to porno channel"
      "Siri put dirty dancing back on"
      "Siri change to porno channel"
      "Siri put dirty dancing back in"
      "Siri how do you get your girlfriend to behave like a freak Like a pussycat doll?"
    1. bigliquid530's Avatar
      bigliquid530 -
      Wonder if apple will make a game console like ps3, or xbox....
    1. DaLsim's Avatar
      DaLsim -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      Apple stuff? I think you are missing some zeros behind that 35. More like $3500...

      And I thought 3DTV is overpriced stuff, can't wait to see how overpriced this AppleTV is going to be.
      I agree with u there, anythings out of apple is two number and two 0. $$$$