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Apple to Launch 3 HDTV Models by March 2012?

Global Equities Research's Trip Chowdhry issued a research note to investors indicating that Apple is planning to launch three HDTV models by March 2012. The report is relayed by AppleInsider:
He said his "converged view" of data from various developers is "probably" 75 percent accurate, and that it will "probably" be launched in March of 2012, with developer sessions at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June.
Apple's televisions would reportedly come in 3 different models and 3 different price points.


Bose VideoWave

Chowdhry compares the concept to the Bose VideoWave which tries to simplify HDTVs by reducing clutter, though Apple's implementation is expected to be improved. Apple's HDTV will reportedly carry 16 speakers giving a "complete surround sound experience" and be one-third as thick as the VideoWave's 6 inches.

We should caution that Chowdhry also claimed last year that Microsoft's Steve Ballmer would speak at Apple's 2010 WWDC conference. A claim that was quickly refuted by Microsoft and never came to pass.

Still, we have been hearing some increased chatter about an Apple television. The rumors were revived early this year with some additional claims from Smarthouse pinpointing an Apple and LG partnership. Meanwhile, we've heard some unverified whispers of the same.

Apple television rumors have a long history with the earliest claims as far back as 2006. Apple does have their Apple TV set top box but has always downplayed its significance. Apple CEO Steve Jobs has also been vocal about the challenges of infiltrating the television marketplace suggesting there are too many industry hurdles and too much fragmentation to overcome.

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39 months ago
Utter nonsense.

Apple charges a grand for a 27" display.

You can get a 40" TV for that.

Lol at comparing Apple to Bose.

Bose makes garbage...Apple does not.
Rating: 32 Votes
39 months ago

6 grand for the ripoff Bose system. Shocking! lol!


No highs...no lows....must be Bose.
Rating: 19 Votes
39 months ago
I really, REALLY doubt it. I can't see how Apple can make their traditional profit in this extremely competitive, commodity-type market of HDTVs.
Rating: 15 Votes
39 months ago
i hope it's 720p.......
Rating: 13 Votes
39 months ago

16 speakers - that is where you lost me. there is no way i could picture  making something like that. That would mean wires and specific locations.... nope that is totally not the way they do things. A surroundbar, maybe. But Apple likes the minimalist design.


Uhm, the Bose VideoWave has 16 speakers. They're all contained in the frame.
Rating: 13 Votes
39 months ago
The only way I would buy an Apple TV is if it was some super-high resolution (not offered by competitors) otherwise there are simply too many good TV's that would cost a fraction of the price.
Rating: 11 Votes
39 months ago

Utter nonsense.

Apple charges a grand for a 27" display.

You can get a 40" TV for that.


Sorry, but no.

You cannot compare a 40" 1080/720p panel @ 1080x1920 to the 27" ACD's IPS panel @ 2560x1440 resolution. Pixel density becomes an issue here.

The two are totally different.
Rating: 11 Votes
39 months ago
I just can't see them producing a product with enough features to make it worthwhile, and at a decent price.
Rating: 10 Votes
39 months ago
How many of you actually follow Apple?

How many threads do we need to pull from past years where the naysayers who are stating Apple won't go into TV's also predicted Apple not going into the phone business, the netbook/ tablet business and so on?

It never ceases to amaze me. Think different--as in--whatever you think Apple will do--then realize you are not Apple--you are not Jobs--trying to predict him is a fool's game and therefore you are what you type.

My question--is why would Apple NOT get into TV's? To the poster--I hate my TV. You state most people don't hate their TV's--I hate mine. I have a top of the line Samsung and constantly fight with the hookups when trying to do something new or add in a new component to my entertainment system.

One poster asked why would someone want an AppleTv? I want simple!! Best picture, best audio, easy interface for some casual games and apps and stream tech. All of this could easily be done by Apple and if it is and it's in the premium---'dream to own space'--then it will do as well as every other wish fulfillment item.

The TV is the ultimate destination for Apple. Any intelligent person saw this the minute they dropped the computer from their name. You don't think they did that just for music players do you?? I'm not saying it will happen when this article does--but please ask yourself--what is Apple trying to learn with Apple TV? Hobby indeed--a hobby to spend money, test market and tech and not answer to shareholders (hello Logitech).

Good lord--if any of you bet against Apple's stock you would be broke years ago.

Kusanagi out (downvote me--I know I told the truth but it hurts don't it).:D
Rating: 10 Votes
39 months ago

That's not very nice. I have feelings too.


Then stop posting like a troll :rolleyes:
Rating: 9 Votes

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