Monday, 19 December 2011

More rumours of an Apple HDTV surface

With rumour mills running wild about the forthcoming Apple iPad and iPhone, more news about a Siri- enabled HDTV have surfaced. During early December it was reported that Apple could possibly be working on an HDTV that would be available in three sizes, with the largest being a 55-inch model. Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster has always backed these rumours and believes that Apple is preparing to launch an HDTV by the end of next year or early 2012. A report by Wall Street Journal goes on to support this by stating that sources have informed them that in recent weeks, Apple executives have “discussed their vision for the future of TV with media executives at several large companies.”
Could this actually be a reality? (Image mock-up)
Could be coming by end next year? (Image mock-up)

The same sources have informed them that this television will be based on wirelessly streaming technology that will access media content. The report states that it is believed that Apple executives, including Senior Vice-President, Eddy Cue have attended meetings with media companies to discuss new ways in which Apple technology could recognize users of phones, tablets and televisions. The source however states that Apple have been vague regarding their upcoming softwares and devices. The report states, “The company has discussed new ways they could stream media companies' content, allowing a user to watch a video on a TV set, then pick up another device, such as a smartphone, and keep watching the video on the move, one of the people familiar said.”

While this appears to be some sort of concrete information regarding Apple launching an HDTV, one should take this with a pinch of salt, for now. However, since there is a spike in rumours about an HDTV that can be operated  using one’s voice, there may be something substantial to it, after all. Only time will tell.

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