There are whispers going around that Apple is working on a digital TV that will feature the iOS operating system – and these whispers have been gaining traction by different sources scattered all over the Silicon Valley. It does seem to make sense for an Apple-based TV to hit the market considering how Apple wants to further expand their market, but could these thoughts actually translate into action?
According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster who has for long been an Apple analyst, he thinks that Apple will roll out a TV sometime late next year, or early 2013. Munster did cite a range of sources ranging from component suppliers to an internal Apple source as a back up for his theory. The final product is tipped to be a real TV unlike a set top box, and it would be rather ridiculous if it did not run on the iOS platform, of course.
As for The Wall Street Journal, they did mention that Apple has been developing a “new technology to deliver video to televisions, and has been discussing whether to try to launch a subscription TV service.” How’s that for food for thought? It would be interesting to see just how Apple is going to price such a TV if they actually roll it out. What do you think?