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Almost everyone in America today has a perfectly good and functioning television set. But when Apple releases its yet-to-be-confirmed connected HDTV, nearly one in three consumers will still line up...
08-08-2012, 12:38 PM #1
Study: 1 in 3 Consumers Will Buy an Apple HDTV
Almost everyone in America today has a perfectly good and functioning television set. But when Apple releases its yet-to-be-confirmed connected HDTV, nearly one in three consumers will still line up to get their hands on Apple's "next big thing."
Although most Americans have a 7-year upgrade cycle with their living room television, Apple's debut product in this category will inspire millions of people to buck that trend and get the TV as soon as it's released.
A new study from Piper Jaffray shows that approximately 30% of survey respondents (folks who currently are NOT in the market for a new TV) said they would indeed purchase the Apple HDTV as long as it is priced at or below $1,500.
"The level of interest generated by the ecosystem potential shows how powerful the Apple ecosystem has become, as demonstrated by the fact that 67% of all survey respondents interested in the TV owned an iPhone, iPad, or both," writes veteran analyst and Apple watcher Gene Munster. "The bigger theme that is emerging from this data point is Apple is becoming less a product and more of a platform company that consumers find increasingly more difficult to leave."
As of this writing, Munster and his firm believe the Apple HDTV won't materialize until at least next summer, although a public confirmation and demonstration of the forthcoming product could come early in 2013.
08-08-2012, 12:41 PM #2
As long as it comes with cool features which is a given (I hope). And Blue-ray, hopefully better.
08-08-2012, 12:58 PM #3
I wont be getting one. I recently got myself a projector, screen, and sound system all for under $1000. This setup connected to my Mac Mini is all I need. I get all the features of my mac projected to a 100" screen.
08-08-2012, 01:07 PM #4
It better be a good LCD with deep a*s black levels and high contrast ratio like Panasonic TV's otherwise I'm sticking with Panasonic.
08-08-2012, 01:10 PM #5
The comical thing is that this "representative" survey was of only 200 people in a single area of one state.
08-08-2012, 01:22 PM #6
08-08-2012, 01:39 PM #7
i might get one, i just hope they stop suing competition
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08-08-2012, 03:23 PM #11
Horse ****. You couldn't get 33% of the people in America to go to the drive-thru at Best Buy to pick up a FREE TV. Whoever did this stupid survey should be draun and quartered. What a stupid bunch of BS.
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08-08-2012, 04:11 PM #14
ill stick to my samsung displays thank you, from small monitors to the 52 inch i have samsung has never let me down...
08-08-2012, 04:30 PM #15
will check out Panasonic. For now, I'll stick with Sharp displays. I'll avoid Samsung as much as I can, just like I try to avoid anything Google as much as I can.
08-08-2012, 05:23 PM #16
I'll stick with Sony led!! Sony is the best! Then its Samsung
08-08-2012, 05:44 PM #17
Me, I'll wait for the specs on it to come out before I make my choice, it will have to be awesome to beat my Samsung LED 6580 Series Smart TV.
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08-08-2012, 07:59 PM #19
This just in, 1 in 3 people will throw again several thousand dollars on an overpriced TV.
08-08-2012, 09:03 PM #20
You will be buying a tv with full access to give your money to the apple store(itunes store). That will be the biggest reason for the release of this tv.
And that's fine if that's what you want from a tv. I'd personnally wait for the second or third release. Apple is famous for holding back to get you to buy every generation.