Apple to Build HDTVs?

Posted Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 07:00 AM PDT by

File this one under Interesting Rumors for now…

While Apple has been selling their own displays for years, Daily Tech writer, Jason Mick, reported yesterday that Apple may be teaming up with a "major supplier" of HDTVs to enter the consumer display retail market. According to Mick, an anonymous former Apple Executive revealed, "Apple plans to 'blow Netflix and all those other guys away' by bundling AppleTV + iTunes inside physical televisions sets." Mick's source went on to say, "You'll go into an Apple retail store and be able to walk out with a TV. It's perfect."

If this "iOS TV" does materialize, Mick says it could happen as soon as this fall, or even sometime next year, due to "Apple's high standards."

Given that many TVs already have various streaming apps, as well as the lackluster sales of GoogleTV or Apple's own AppleTV, will Apple Fans be clamoring to get an Apple HDTV? With this finally be the system that takes Internet TV to the mainstream? Will any of you hold off on getting AppleTV or a new HDTV to see if you can get an all-in-one Apple HDTV?

Source Daily Tech.

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Tags: High-Def Retailing, Apple, Industry Trends (all tags)