Apple is said to be looking at a 50-inch or larger LCD TV with built-in Wi-Fi named as Apple ITv, Apple’s much-expected TV set effort could truly be a big-screen affair,the rumor are waving around that apple will show up its new 50 inch iTv in the upcoming technology event the Consumer Electronics Show on January 9. According to “industry sources”, suppliers are expecting Apple to begin selling televisions in the second or third quarter of 2012.
Apple has hired Samsung to producing chips for the so-called iTV, while Sharp will provide the displays.
Apple is planning to offer three screen sizes ranging from 32 inches up to 55 inches. That’s the same outlet in July that claimed Apple was setting its sights on a 55-inch OLED TV for its first sets. The new Apple TV rumor on an Apple TV Set says that the television set, or iTV, is in two models — 42-inch and 50-inch models. The clincher: The Apple TV set is in the studio of Apple VP of industrial design Jony Ive right now, as told by a former Apple employee to USA Today. This means nothing for an Apple TV release date, because if it’s true it just means development, not necessarily a final product. Most Apple TV features at this point are hard to determine with exactness.
The Apple iTv will feature Siri, iCloud and iTunes and they will obviously play a role for Apple TV apps and movies and TV shows” Apple’s lead designer Jony Ive has “a slick 50″ TV” in his locked-down studio at Apple’s headquarters, according to a former Apple employee,” reads the news from Business Insider. The report in USA Today also mentioned that the former Apple employee said one of the Apple TV features was built-in Wi-Fi. We keep hearing about the “connected TV,” which we all know is coming from the industry en masse anyway, so this would be no surprise.Apple’s TV set would have voice control using Siri, the voice controlled personal assistant used in the iPhone 4S. Other rumours suggest that Apple won’t release a stand-alone TV set but will instead build Apple TV functionality into new iMac computers.
There has been plenty of speculation over the couple of years that Apple would move into selling televisions, though the relatively slow sales of its Apple TV boxes suggested that the company didn’t see TV as a priority.
Steve Jobs, Apple’s late chief executive, told his biographer, Walter Isaacson, that he had “cracked” the problem of building a television. When the book was published, shortly after Steve Jobs died, Though Apple clearly has the technology to build a television set, the key to the success of an Apple TV would be the content.
Shaw Wu, an analyst with Sterne Agee, said earlier this week that Apple was planning content subscriptions with customised channel packages for its users.