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02-21-2011, 12:39 PM #1
Job Opening at Apple Raises Suspicions About New Connected TV Line
On February 3rd, MMi covered Piper Jaffray's provocative report suggesting that Apple may finally be gearing up to introduce an entirely new product as soon as 2012. Analyst Gene Munster said Apple will likely use its recent $3.9 billion in component investments to develop large screen displays, probably for a connected Apple television set of at least 50-inches.
While the notoriously hush-hush operations at Apple prevent the company from specifically outlining that which it has up its sleeve, a new job posting on the official Apple website may indirectly confirm that which Apple isn't admitting. Directly referring to "standalone displays" in the job description, Apple is looking for someone to fill this particular position:
This is an excellent opportunity to work on the forefront of new power management designs and technologies with the exemplary company consistently bringing innovations in the industry. In this position, you will be part of pride developing innovative designs, which are implemented in products used by millions of people. The position primarily involves high-density offline power supply’s development for Apple’s next generation Macintosh platforms spanning from notebook computers, desktop computers, servers, standalone displays and Apple TV.
02-21-2011, 12:45 PM #2
50 inch is too little for the living room. I have a 52 in my room... they better come up with bigger screens or I won't be getting it
02-21-2011, 12:51 PM #3
"Standalone displays" couldn't be referring to their computer monitors?
02-21-2011, 12:53 PM #4
I hope they make a 50" Plasma Apple TV, I'd pay no more than $5000USD depending on its contrast ratio and viewing angles, if they make a TV that can achieve pure blacks, I will be the first to buy it otherwise its Japanese tech for me except Apple of course :P
02-21-2011, 12:53 PM #5
There is nothing in there that even remotely suggests Apple are getting into the TV market. Displays are monitors and Apple TV is just that, the Apple TV.
02-21-2011, 01:21 PM #6
Are you serious Messany! This is the most blatant case of "seeing what you want to see"
"standalone displays" means standalone displays
Here's what they look like cos you obviously have forgotten!
02-21-2011, 01:37 PM #7
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02-21-2011, 02:04 PM #9
So I assume if I advertise for a post for someone with experience in battery design then, because both my clock and my car require batteries, that means I'm trying to build the delorean from back to the future
02-21-2011, 02:22 PM #10
I would love to have that job, I have no experience however, imagine the stock options one will get.....I think is a great time to work for Apple
02-21-2011, 02:25 PM #11
I think we are all jumping to conclusions on this one. "Stand Alone Display" can be taken a dozen different ways...time will tell :]
02-21-2011, 02:37 PM #12
I think they are referring to the monitors you would buy for a Mac Mini, or Mac Pro... Which they do offer right now.
I don't see Apple getting into the TV market. You can go to Walmart and get 52" LED TVs for under $1,500, Vizio alone would kill Apple's chances of getting any market share.
The days of people spending $8,000 on a TV are gone... At least until they introduce 3D Holographic TVs, lol.
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02-21-2011, 02:39 PM #13
02-21-2011, 05:03 PM #14
F*** O** Essany, standalone displays = computer monitors.
Apple TV = a little box that sits under your tv.
Leave the reporting to the amoebas, they are smarter than you.
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02-22-2011, 10:19 AM #18
Outside of that I hope that Apple does come out with a TV, that would be pimp!
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