If the latest reports regarding Apple's yet-to-be-confirmed forthcoming HDTV prove accurate, the still-mythical product could manifest on the assembly lines within the next eight to twelve weeks.
The report comes from Peter Misek, Jefferies & Company's senior Apple analyst, who recently traveled to Asia. In a new note issued to investors this week, Misek is predicting the full-on commercial production of the "iTV" to begin in late spring around May or June.
But according to Fortune magazine, Misek's evidence is less than compelling:
His evidence, however, is pretty slim: small quantities of polarized films, filters, and IGZO components starting to ship to Apple's Asian panel suppliers.
"We believe initial iPhone 5 build expectations are approaching 50 (million)," Misek revealed. "Our expectations for the 5 include a 4" to 4.3" screen, wider form factor, A6 processor, and refreshed design. We believe iPhone 4S sales are particularly strong and have shown lower than normal seasonality."
Underscoring his excitement for the company, Misek has raised his Apple (AAPL) price target to $699.