Report Says High End Apple iTV to Cost $2,000
It's one of the most eagerly anticipated products from Apple in recent memory. While much speculation remains with regard to when Apple will finally unveil the connected HDTV tentatively dubbed by the blogosphere as "iTV," new reports are shedding light on what the device may cost upon release.
On Friday, Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray told investors that the price range of iTVs will likely span $1,500 to $2,000. The biggest television Apple is expected to produce will be 55 inches and, not surprisingly, this will be the
most expensive model.
Munster says all signs - supply chain checks, executive hints, Steve Jobs' wishes, third party accounts - all add up to suggest that the iTV is coming soon.
“We believe ‘if’ has been decided and the question is now ‘when.’ We stand by our previously stated timeline of unveiling the TV late this year with a launch in the first half of 2013 (6 months following the unveiling),” Munster told investors this week, according to Forbes.
Another indication that Apple may preview the iTV at WWDC later this month is because developers will need time to gear up for a TV that will include Siri voice controls and no shortage of other Apple product and service integrations.