MG Siegler, general partner at Google Ventures and a columnist for TechCrunch, claims that Apple may launch “some sort of television product” as early as November this year.
He revealed this on the latest episode of John Gruber’s The Talk Show.
Bloomberg reports that according to their sources Apple is close a signing a deal with Time Warner Cable (TWC) to bring TWC TV app to Apple TV.
Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt spoke at an event yesterday where he said the company was talking with Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung about live video streaming. This sounds exciting, and some of you are already thinking about an Apple television, but let’s put things in perspective. What Glenn is actually talking about is bringing live television to different devices in much the same way that Roku has a Time Warner application.
A couple of months back, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White claimed that Apple will be launching a 60-inch television with a ring-like accessory to be placed on the user’s finger that would act like a motion controller. Today, White released another research note doubling down on his theory of the “iRing” motion controller for the Apple television along with iPad-like second screen accessories.
Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher are currently interviewing Apple’s CEO Tim Cook at the AllThingsD’s D11 Conference.
Shortly after asking Tim Cook about whether Apple was losing its cool factor, Kara Swisher not surprisingly asked him about the status of the rumored Apple Television. At last year’s D10 conference, Tim Cook had said that it was an “intense area of interest”.
After taking a back seat for sometime, it looks like the Apple Television set rumors are back.
DigiTimes reports that according to their supply chain sources, Apple is working on Ultra HD or 4K (3840×2160 resolution) television set. The ultra-high quality definition is four times as sharp as standard quality high definition.