Last Friday we reported that based on a quote found in Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late Steve Jobs, it appeared as though Apple could finally be producing a television of their own, which is not to be confused with the Apple TV, but an actual television set.
“I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,” he told me. “It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud.” No longer would users have to fiddle with complex remotes for DVD players and cable channels. “It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.”
Now it looks Apple could be in the process of building such a TV, according to Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster, who is claiming that a source close to an Asian component supplier back in September said that Apple was already building prototypes of a high-definition television set. If his sources are to be believed, and assuming this isn’t based on the Steve Jobs’ quote in Walter Isaacson’s biography, a possible launch of an Apple TV could be in late 2012.