Apple To Unveil Utra–high Definition Televisions with 55-inch and 65-inch in 4Q14
Bloomberg is reporting that a Tokyo-based analyst at Advanced Research Japan Co, believes that Apple will unveil a 55-inch and a 65-inch full-fledge TV device in the fourth quarter of 2014.
According to the report, Apple is still working out the specifications of the full-fledge television sets. However, Masahiko Ishino, an analyst at Advanced Research, said that Apple would reportedly adopt a frameless design.
The rumor of an Apple gained momentum late 2011 after Steve Jobs is quoted in his biography as saying the he has finally cracked the TV problem.
Steve Jobs to Walter Isaacson:
I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use. It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud. No longer would users have to fiddle with complex remotes for DVD players and cable channels. It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has been been on record stating that the TV market is an area of “intense focus” for Apple, but has not confirm whether the company intends to compete with the likes of Samsung, Sony and LG in this market.
“LG Display Co. Samsung Electronics Co. and Corning Inc. may be among the suppliers for Apple’s TVs, which may be priced at about $1,500 to $2,500, Ishino said. LG Display may supply more than 70 percent of the liquid-crystal displays, Samsung may make graphic processing units and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 may be used as the cover,” Masahiko Ishino has reportedly said in his interview.
Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group probably will be hired to assemble the devices, according to Ishino.