iTunes Creator Jeff Robbin Reportedly Heading Apple Television Project

Ever since an excerpt from Steve Jobs biography revealed that he felt that he had finally cracked integrated Television sets, the chatter about Apple possibly releasing Televisions sets has got louder.

Earlier in the day, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster who has predicted the launch of an Apple branded Television in the past, claimed in a research note to clients that Apple is already building prototypes of Apple Television set.

Bloomberg now reports that Jeff Robbin, who built iTunes and was co-lead in the creation of the original iPod with Tony Fadell is working on the rumored Apple branded Television set.

Apple Inc. is turning to the software engineer who built iTunes to help lead its development of a television set, according to three people with knowledge of the project. 

Jeff Robbin, who helped create the iPod in addition to the iTunes media store, is now guiding Apple’s internal development of the new TV effort, said the people, who declined to be identified because his role isn’t public.

In a research note to client, Jaffray mentioned that Apple could release integrated Television sets as early as next year.

[via Bloomberg]