According to Peter Misek, an analyst with Jefferies & Co, parts for Appleâ€™s fabled HDTV are on their way through Appleâ€™s supply chain for manufacturing. Heâ€™s convinced that itâ€™ll go into production in the summer for a launch before Christmas.
Weâ€™ve heard loads of rumours about a supposed Apple HDTV, so take this with just as much salt as the rest. Given Appleâ€™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 Â£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 Â£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 â€œhobbyâ€ still and be content with mediocre sales. But I wouldnâ€™t bet the house on this, at least not yet. [Business Insider via 9to5Mac]