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04-05-2012, 12:57 PM #1
Report: Apple's Connected iOS-Powered HDTV Will Be Called 'iPanel'
Here's a new name for our collective Apple vernacular: "iPanel." That's what the long-awaited, still-rumored, but possibly coming-soon connected HDTV from Apple will be called.
Forget "iTV" or the already established "Apple TV." The iPanel is all about the screen and its multifaceted splendor, not just its function as a TV. That much is being suggested this week by analyst Peter Misek with Jefferies, who says the iPanel is coming in late 2012 and it will be "far more than a TV."
The much-anticipated television could be called “iPanel” to reflect its potential as a hub for gaming, media and more (and likely to avoid a costly naming rights deal with a U.K. television network).
1. Last week Hon Hai announced a $800M investment in Sharp, and Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou is spending $800M to buy half of Sharp’s large-panel TV plant in Sakai. Hon Hai is a major shareholder of Taiwan panel maker Chimei Innolux, which has excess capacity. We believe the Hon Hai/Sharp deal is due to Sharp’s increasing importance to Apple and iTV.
2. Our recent checks in Asia indicate that specialty components have begun to ship to Apple’s Asia panel suppliers with polarized films, filters, and IGZO components starting to move in small quantities.
3. Our checks indicate that Apple is doubling the size of its already massive North Carolina data center.
04-05-2012, 01:46 PM #2
If it's priced similar to other smart tv's I'd consider buying one.
04-05-2012, 01:53 PM #3
04-05-2012, 01:55 PM #4
Fish are friends, not food!
Neither is Slow Internet.
04-05-2012, 02:36 PM #5
I'd totally get one but the name is just not right! They could do better than, "iPanel" thats for sure!
04-05-2012, 03:17 PM #6
04-05-2012, 03:27 PM #7
What an original and innovative name lol
04-05-2012, 05:04 PM #8
04-05-2012, 06:15 PM #9
I bet this thing is going to be stupid expensive and I bet all the suckers will line up in droves to buy it. Oh apple made it? I'll take 3 please..... Yep.
04-05-2012, 06:55 PM #10
I just want to see what something like this could/might look like. Right now, I think Samsung and LG are leaders, at least in terms of the displays sex appeal (razor thin, virtually no bezel, etc.) I want to see Apple make what we have now look ugly!
04-05-2012, 07:00 PM #11
I bet it will be a touchscreen makes the name make more sense
04-05-2012, 07:39 PM #12
04-05-2012, 09:28 PM #13
Ok everyone, based on previous experiences, It is time to make a bunch of websites with the domain name iPanel like iPanel.com forcing Apple to pay us for the name$$$$
04-05-2012, 09:43 PM #14
Lol @iPanel.....Screw the tv still waiting for a apple gaming system!!!!
04-06-2012, 06:50 AM #15
I love Apple and buy all their products but I will not buy an HDTV from them. Samsung wins in this category sorry guys.
04-06-2012, 10:31 AM #16
04-09-2012, 01:20 AM #17
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