Well, one person doesn’t want to see the Apple-branded television set rumors go down the drain just yet.
The Apple-branded TV was one of the strongest, most repeated rumors to keep surfacing on the ‘net over the last several years, but it looks like one of its strongest supporters is finally conceding.
Ever since Steve Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson that he had finally cracked user interface for a television set, the chatter about Apple possibly releasing its own branded television sets has got louder.
Analysts and sources familiar with Apple’s plans have been promising us a new TV streaming service for over a year, and they’re not the only ones who think it’s on the way. Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes is also “pretty confident” the Cupertino company has a brand new TV service up its sleeve.
Following Apple’s acquisition of PrimeSense back in November 2013, a new patent indicates it could be working on a new type of virtual keyboard that would allow users to type in mid-air using a Kinect-like 3D camera system.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster refuses to give up on his Apple TV dream, but it does seem to have changed ever so slightly. Rather than promising us a new television set this year, Munster now expects a revamped set-top box that could be the centerpiece of Apple’s fall 2015 product lineup.
Ever since Steve Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson that he had finally cracked integrated Television sets, there has been speculations that Apple will launch its own branded television.
According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple will be launching its television in 2016. Since 2011, Gene Munster has been predicting that Apple will jumping into the television market in the holiday season of the following year.
Steve Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson claims Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics isn’t about streaming music or even headphones — it’s all about video and Apple’s long-rumored television product, which has yet to materialize. Isaacson relayed this information to Dan Lyons, who was writing on behalf of Billboard.
In a recently-released research note, well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo notes that the Apple TV set-top box is set to receive a refresh later this year, with the updated device playing a “key role” in Apple’s ecosystem. The new device will include a plethora of innovative new features including motion control, which will allow users to interact with the device without the need for a remote control.