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Thursday, 24 November 2011 15:06

Apple taps Sharp for TV launch

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“iTV” set to appear in mid-2012


Apple is shifting production of iPhone and iPad displays to Sharp, but the outfit is also reportedly planning to use Sharp panels in its upcoming line of smart TV sets.

According to Bloomberg, the move will hurt Samsung, which has already lost a lot of Apple business over the past 18 months and is embroiled in a patent cold war with Apple. The rumoured smart TV could enter production as early as February and the competition is losing no time working on Android smart TVs.

However, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek believes the competition will lag behind Apple anywhere between 6 to 12 months. He says television manufacturers, namely Samsung, are trying to figure out that Apple’s product will be like before they commit to any launch.

LG is set to debut its first smart TV at next year’s CES and Samsung will follow sometime later. Jefferies reckons Apple will be ready to introduce its first smart TV by mid-2012.

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+3 #1 Kiyoshi 2011-11-24 15:40
What we will see is a TV with a media center/HTPC, possibly built into one device.

Nothing new, yet Apple will take all the credit for "having invented something new".
 
 
-1 #2 Bors Mistral 2011-11-24 15:46
Any chance of it accepting 120Hz input? Then again, even if it did, I still wouldn't fork for something apple-branded.
 
 
+1 #3 pogsnet 2011-11-24 16:22
Quote:
patent cold war with Apple
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They are already at war... anyway it is Apple's loss.... SamSung is still the best panel maker and the best mass production capability for them.
 
 
+1 #4 Wolfesteinabhi 2011-11-24 17:30
Quoting Kiyoshi:
What we will see is a TV with a media center/HTPC, possibly built into one device.

Nothing new, yet Apple will take all the credit for "having invented something new".

yup..agree with it..and there are already TONs of Smart TV out there ... and Onida is already selling Smart 3D LED TV's with Android in it...so i dont get it whats and whos going to be the first here!!?

http://www.onida.com/led_tvs.html
 
 
0 #5 Naterm 2011-11-25 05:12
If, once Apple brings this forth, everyone will forget about all those who had the idea first.

Why? Because Apple isn't the first to something, it's the first to do it right. I'm not sure what they're doing here, or even if they're doing it.

But I can tell you one thing, it'll probably be an awesome television. Apple always uses really high quality LCD panels in everything they make. The iPhone and iPad have the best mobile LCDs out there, the Cinema Display is about the only LED backlit LCD monitor you can buy. Definitely the only one at it's price. Their laptops have LCDs which are better than any other laptop I can think of.
 
 
+2 #6 Wolfesteinabhi 2011-11-25 05:35
Quoting Naterm:
If, once Apple brings this forth, everyone will forget about all those who had the idea first.
Why? Because Apple isn't the first to something, it's the first to do it right. I'm not sure what they're doing here, or even if they're doing it.

But I can tell you one thing, it'll probably be an awesome television. Apple always uses really high quality LCD panels in everything they make. The iPhone and iPad...


well its not like others are not having high quality components...and even of apple is doing it with a bit better quality(not always) they are selling at almost double the price. but its become BIG brand name like many others where people would think they are the best ALWAYS!
 
 
+1 #7 The blue fox 2011-11-25 11:17
Quoting Naterm:
But I can tell you one thing, it'll probably be an awesome television. Apple always uses really high quality LCD panels in everything they make.

I guess some one does not remember all that problems the iMAC's had, where the display flickered. or was yellow in some spots.

All apple's going to do withe the iTV is take an apple TV and cram it in to a sharp TV.
Iam also betting the design of this iTV will be just a large Apple display.
 
 
-1 #8 Kryojenix 2011-11-27 08:55
Unless Sharp is a lackey or a lapdog or a curmudgeon then I'd expect them to do what any self-respecting corporation would do and double-cross Apple within 1-2 product generations by releasing an identically functional device without the Apple component and Apple tax, so that they can cash-in. Another round of patent wars notwithstanding .

Actually, I better look up 'curmudgeon' in the dictionary before committing to that statement.
 

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