Well we are just a few hours away from Apple's media event where it is expected
to see a retina iPad Mini and a new iPad 5. But it looks like that Apple may not be ready to introduce its TV set today for some unknown reasons and the launch will be delayed till 2014.
This according to comments made by Advanced Research’s Masahiko Ishino, in a recent interview with Bloomberg.
Citing anonymous sources, the Tokyo-based analyst tells the news outlet that the Cupertino company is preparing to begin selling ultra-high definition televisions next year. The TV will come in 55″ and 65″ flavors, with a frameless design…
“Apple Inc. (AAPL) 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.”
Ishino also says that Apple's upcoming TV will cost between $1,500 to $2,500, and LG, Samsung, and Corning will be among its suppliers. LG will make the displays, Samsung the GPUs, Corning the glass, and Foxconn will assemble.
While we’re not very familiar with this particular analyst’s track record for Apple intel, his predictions do line up with a number of reports we’ve heard in recent months. Here’s one from August regarding Foxconn, and one from July on LG.
So what do you think guys ? Can we see TV sets made by Apple in 2014 ?