Apple HD Television Production Begins In May 2012, Launches By End Of This Year


A report from Jeffries & Co. analyst Peter Misek (via Business Insider) suggests that Apple HD television components are already being shipped to the company’s TV display panel partners in Asia while the commercial production of approximately 5 million units is set to begin in May or June. The report claims that Apple’s HDTV will be launched by the end of 2012. The analyst has also raised his price target on Apple to $699, up from $599.

According to the report:

“Evidence of commercial iTV production is starting: we believe specialty components have begun to ship to Apple’s Asia panel suppliers with polarized films, filters, and IGZO components starting to move in small quantities. We expect commercial production in May/ June with 2M to 5M builds likely. We still expect a CQ4 launch.”

Meanwhile, the analyst has also raised his estimate for iPhone sales for this quarter to 33.2 million, which is up from his previous estimate of 28 million.


  • beavisaur

    screen size?
    anything less than 60″ could be a waste of time.

  • Hiltonroutley

    Tim Cook the CEO of apple said in a conference “I bought a big 60″ screen tv for the Super Bowl and I have 60 days to return it…. So should I?” makes me think that they will announce a 60″ screen.

  • Anonymous

    60″ Retina

  • That would be so clear and crisp it will burn our eyes.


  • Accordtr

    Past rumors have all been small sizes, I think the biggest one ever hinted at was like 46″. Not sure what route apple will go but I agree 30-40 inchers are a waste.