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02-07-2012, 11:34 AM #1
Report: Apple May Instantly Claim 5% of HDTV market
Apple's rumored forthcoming connected HDTV could immediately make the Cupertino, California tech giant a giant in an entirely new industry.
According to the conservative estimates of Ben A. Reitzes of Barclays Capital, an Apple product offering of no more than $1,500 could put the iPhone maker on pace to claim as much as 5% of the HDTV market in the product's first year of availability. Along with that market share would come roughly $17 billion in revenue.
In the big picture, Reitzes tells investors, we have to view Apple's TV product as more than just a snazzy flatscreen with iOS integration.
"Apple's eventual television could be so much more than a TV — including gaming, video, communication, content delivery, apps, computing and all the capabilities of the current Apple TV — it is not really fair to compare it to products already available on the market," Reitzes proposes.
"It appears more and more likely that the company is actively engaging partners about a potential device and content," he adds. "If Apple were to sell a TV, we continue to believe its margins and pricing could be industry leading given its vertical integration with content. We believe that Siri could be used as a groundbreaking interface for TV,which could be used as a content hub — glued together by iOS and iOS devices."
Although the industry feels geared up and poised to welcome the Apple HDTV this summer, Reitzes believes a launch may not actually come until after Apple enters fiscal 2013, which begins this October.
02-07-2012, 11:50 AM #2
Where is the jailbreak for apples new "itv"?!?! We have been waiting for ever!!!!
02-07-2012, 12:00 PM #3
Funny...the mere existence of the iTV is still just a rumor (albeit a heavily supported one), and we're already projecting its sales!
02-07-2012, 12:01 PM #4
02-07-2012, 12:13 PM #5
An Apple HDTV could have a lot of potential!
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02-07-2012, 12:56 PM #8
Sheezit if they put one out that isnt ridiculously priced i'd get one
02-07-2012, 01:39 PM #9
Even though an iTV will most likely have a lot of cool features and an equal amount of iDevice integration, the TV itself must have the same features and capabilities or better than those already on the market; like screen rate (240Hz or better), resolution (1080p), Dynamic Contrast Ratio, etc. When you get up to the expected price level these TVs will command, just being made by Apple doesn't make it an automatic purchase for me, even though I will be in the market for a TV by the end of the year.
02-07-2012, 02:38 PM #10
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02-07-2012, 02:50 PM #12
I wonder if this could fix the gap between the case (Mine actually) of choose a second monitor for a Macbook Pro + TV tuner on board. In my case, living in Argentina (With this ****** import politics and same Government) leaves me few and costly options, like importing a DELL Ultra Flat 32 inches, great one for Graphic Design (My job) and movies, but no tv tuner.
My 2 cents. Tech/Nerd Opinions welcome.
Last edited by Gustavo Saliola; 02-07-2012 at 03:00 PM.
02-07-2012, 04:01 PM #13
An apple tv must have more functions than the current apple tv , most internet tv's have more than apple tv , also the name itv is a no go for apple , jobs tried to get the name , but that name is owned in the uk and usa by itv uk , he lost the battle , the name Tv is old ihd or i3d would be a better name if they have a hd or 3d tv Or maybe they will name it plain apple tv
02-07-2012, 04:03 PM #14
A 42"/$1500+ TV owning 5% of the television market in 1 year with no content and no obvious support for OTA or satellite reception? Who IS this idiot? I wonder how much he wants to lose on that bet? I'll round up funding to match anything he wants to bet. What an IDIOT! Go look at the major TV manufacturers and look at their market shares after 50 YEARS. There must be at LEAST 100 MAJOR TV manufacturers. You gotta be kidding me. And people buy into this hype too. AMAZING!
02-07-2012, 05:28 PM #15
02-07-2012, 06:31 PM #16
First to the people that are doubting articles etc. It's super annoying when people act like they know the market and have studied it and know everything about the tv market... Or anything like that where it's a 1/10000 chance you actually know what you're talking about
02-07-2012, 09:53 PM #17
For 1500 you can get a ballin 3d Sony Bravia with a single pane of gorilla glass. It's ******* beautiful. Hook an apple tv up to that and a ps3. you'll have the best damn looking living room in town. Along with the smartest purchase rather than spending 1500 on the same tv with less features and no 3d. Unless iTunes magically gains 3d movie downloads over night. Which i guess is possible with endless piles of cash.
02-07-2012, 10:11 PM #18
02-07-2012, 10:26 PM #19
It reminds you of the "if Apple built a flashlight, it'd only shine on things Steve deemed important enough to be lit up."
Apple designs what a customer wants without us knowing it. And they charge a super premium for it. And we all pay the price to have it.
02-07-2012, 10:29 PM #20
The price point would be the main factor. There are many smart tvs out now. They would just need to hit the right price point.