Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will reportedly launch 55 and 65 inch 4K ultra high definition television towards the end of next year, claims a report of analyst Masahiko Ishino at Advanced Research Japan.
Apple working with suppliers
The report published by Bloomberg noted that television will have frameless design. Suppliers that will be providing different pats to Apple are LG for display panels, Samsung for Graphical processing and corning’s gorilla Glass 3 glass covers. Television is expected to cost around $1,500 to $2,500. Apple can hire Foxconn for assembling process of final delivery in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the analyst.
Earlier a report in Taiwan’s daily noted that Corning, Foxconn, G-Tech Optoelectronics and display maker Innolux were working with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on a new television product.
Hurdles in TV market
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been in the news for its probable Television from quite some time now, along with plans to foray into HDTV business anytime. However, there is stiff competition in the television market coupled with very low margins. From the technology point of view, 4K television are just amazing and at a different level. However, there is hardly any 4K television content available for which buying such expensive TV can be justified.
This year many companies came up with 4K ultra high definition displays, but the price range of these television was quite high. Further there is no confirmation on the Ishino’s report. Also, the report cannot be believed as the price of $1500 mentioned in it is very low compared to the current price ranges of 4K television services.
Matcha acquisition to help
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently acquired Matcha T.V., which specializes in bringing together online content and integrating social networking concept into TV viewing.
On the acquisition, TechCrunch reported earlier “Apple acquired Matcha after testing numerous approaches to generating recommendations right at the point where it had refined its algorithm such that it saw an explosion in user growth, according to our source,” further it says that app did perform successfully in the app chart and was ranked in top 15 in the entertainment category before closing.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has an image of a pioneer rather than being a follower, which indicates that iPhone maker will just not launch a 4K TV for the sake of competing with other brands, but the gadget from the iPhone maker will surely be different from any other HDTV in the market.