Apple to Launch 55″ to 65″ TV in Q4 2014 Claims Japanese Analyst
Bring on the rumours of the Apple Television, yet again. This time, Bloomberg relays a report from Tokyo-based Advanced Research Japan Co., which says Apple will “probably” start selling a television with a “frameless design” in Q4 of 2014:
Apple Inc. will probably start selling ultra-high definition televisions with 65- and 55-inch screens during the fourth quarter of next year, according to a Tokyo-based analyst at Advanced Research Japan Co.
The Cupertino, California-based company is deciding on specifications, and the models likely will have a frameless design, Masahiko Ishino, an analyst at Advanced Research, said in an interview Oct. 18. Ishino declined to identify the people who gave him the information.
As for possibly suppliers, the analyst Masahiko Ishino goes on to explain LG Display, Samsung and Corning could possibly be the suppliers for such a TV set, which maybe be priced between $1,500 to $2,500. It could also have a GPU from Samsung and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 as the front cover. As for assembly of the device, it would be none other than Foxconn, one of Apple’s major suppliers.
This is not the first time someone has predicted a 2014 debut for an Apple Television. In March of this year, rumours mentioned an Apple TV unit would support 4K Ultra HD.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, in an interview with NBC last year, said the TV is “an area of intense interest”, but declined to further elaborate. This summer Cook explained Apple is set to release “amazing new products” in the fall (iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c; plus iPads and more coming tomorrow) and throughout 2014.