Apple HDTV to Be On Sale By Christmas

By Sam Gibbs on at

According to Peter Misek, an analyst with Jefferies & Co, parts for Apple’s fabled HDTV are on their way through Apple’s supply chain for manufacturing. He’s convinced that it’ll go into production in the summer for a launch before Christmas.

We’ve heard loads of rumours about a supposed Apple HDTV, so take this with just as much salt as the rest. Given Apple’s trying hard to secure streaming content deals, my gut says the production of an HDTV relies on tying-up a solid roster of studios and media producers for a bit of IPTV. Pushing a cheapish £100 set-top box is a hard enough sell for Apple without much in the way of non-iTunes content (other than Netflix of course), let alone something that costs £1000.

Of course, I could be way off base here; Apple could launch an HDTV before Christmas without decent content deals, or it might be able to launch a new streaming TV service without issues. It might even call it a “hobby” still and be content with mediocre sales. But I wouldn’t bet the house on this, at least not yet. [Business Insider via 9to5Mac]