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05-15-2012, 12:10 AM #1
Foxconn CEO Denies Having Said Anything about an Apple Television Set
Foxconn recently issued a public statement denying news of the company’s CEO making comments about preparing for a rumored Apple television. Last week, it was said that CEO Terry Gou was cited saying his company was “making preparations” for an Apple television, though development or manufacturing had not yet begun.
The Chinese manufacturer provided a written statement to TheNextWeb, stating that Gou neither confirmed nor speculated about the company’s involvement in the production of any product. It is Foxconn’s policy not to comment on any customers or their products. The statement claimed the following: "Any reports that Foxconn confirmed that it is preparing to produce a specific product for any customers are not accurate.”
Although the company didn’t issue any comments about a possible Apple television, the company did forge a deal with LCD maker, Sharp, in March giving it a 10% stake in the company for $808 million. The deal has sparked speculation that Foxconn and Sharp have teamed up to produce panels for an anticipated television set from Apple. Foxconn is usually a good source of Apple-related leaks over the past few years, though none of them have come from public comments by any of the company’s CEOs. As for news regarding the Apple television set, we’ll have to continue to be patient.