Not this again. According to a report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, Apple’s unicorn iTV is allegedly in the development stages with a tentative 2014 launch penciled in. The paper’s report claims Apple is partnering with Corning, G-Tech Optoelectronics, Foxconn and Innolux to create the new high-def TV. Virtually every aspect of the mysterious TV is still unknown. As an aside, this is not the same report that suggested Apple is working on some sort of TV product that does not involve an actual television set (and is unlike the existing Apple TV streaming product).
The iTV will reportedly come in two different models, 55 inches and 60 inches, set for launch in the first half of next year. Sources claim Apple has met with all of its partners mentioned above and that production is underway, or soon will be. For what it’s worth, Economic Daily News reported on Pegatron and LG Display’s involvement with the iPad mini before it launched, according to MacRumors.
Despite no evidence whatsoever that such a project exists, Apple’s fabled high-def TV is one of those rumors that just won’t go away. Reports surrounding the alleged TV have died down in recent months, though it seems sources just can’t help themselves as we head into the busy holiday period.