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Apple Allegedly Testing 46-inch to 55-inch iTV, But it Won’t Launch Next Year

by Todd Haselton | December 19, 2012

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We learned on December 12 that Apple was in the “early stages” of testing designs for its own television set. Now, sources from Apple supplier Hon Hai speaking to Focus Taiwan claim that Apple is already testing a set with a screen size between 46-inches and 55-inches. The news outlet suggests that Apple will need to get its panels from Sharp, but that it’s unlikely it will settle on a supplier before the end of 2012. In other words, if this report is correct we won’t see Apple’s new television until 2014, if at all.

Tim Cook recently said that dominating the living room and changing the way we view TV is an “intense area of interest” for Apple. It’s arguable that the company can continue to do this with its existing Apple TV set top box, however. Still, we’re intrigued to see how Apple can change the physical television set and our existing clunky remotes.

Can you imagine using Siri voice controls to change the channel and an iOS powered set complete with apps?

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...