Thanks to the recent rash of rumors regarding the first ever television from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), fans everywhere are anxiously awaiting to find out if and when such a product is announced.
A Chinese news source claims that Foxconn is in the trial production stage of creating their first TV set. Unfortunately they didn’t release any details about it so right now we really don’t have a source to fall on for this one. This isn’t to say that this rumor isn’t true but I wouldn’t recommend trusting such rumors from an unreliable source.
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Last week, Terry Gou(chief executive of Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd. (TPE:2354) said that Apple was preparing create their television but then denied the claims days later while saying the reports were inaccurate.
It sounds like Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a television set coming in the near future but they don’t want the public to speculate anything. Perhaps they’re still in the early stages where they’re not sure if this will go the way they want it to or maybe they just want to keep all the details under wraps. Either way, they’re entitled to keep the news under wraps.
Gene Munster, analyst for Piper Jaffray, believes that Apple’s television will come out at the end of the year. Another analyst, James McQuivey thinks the tv may not even be an actual tv set. He speculates that it will be more of an entertainment center that will allow people to watch television, listen to music, browse the web, download iOS application, participate in video chats, and more.
The prospect of an Apple Tv set is an exciting one but for now we can only guess what the company’s next move is regarding the rumored television and even if they will launch a tv set in the near future. I hope we will get some official confirmation in the near future.