NPD DisplaySearch reports that according to their supply chain sources, Apple is gearing up to revamp the displays for a majority of its product lines over next year.
DisplaySearch: Apple may launch 4.7-inch & 5.7-inch iPhones, 12.9-inch iPad, Retina MacBook Air, iWatch, 55-inch & 65-inch Television sets in 2014
Report claims Apple still aims to release Television set, negotiating directly with content providers
Ever since Steve Jobs biography revealed that he had finally cracked integrated Television sets, there has been chatter that Apple will release iOS based television sets as early as this year.
Quartz now reports that Apple is negotiating directly with providers including ESPN, HBO, Viacom to provide content for its own branded television set through apps instead of channels.
According to a report in Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, Apple is working with a number of its suppliers including Corning, Foxconn and Innolux on its much rumored television product, dubbed the “iTV”.
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.
Earlier in the month, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt spoke at an event where he said the company was talking with Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung about live video streaming.
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”.