Apple is building 4K Ultra HD TV set

Rumors about the new Apple TV project seem to have died down a little just recently, instead they’ve been taken over by talk of their smartwatch project. However, a new report from DigiTimes claims that Apple has been working on a new TV, called iTV, with the expectation that it will be released either later on this year or sometime early in 2014.

DigiTimes say that the TV is apparently going to be an Ultra HD set with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and will also feature voice controls, motion controls and be able to connect to the internet.  Apple has been in talks with Foxconn regarding a production schedule but it’s not yet clear who is going to supply the screen for the TV. It is expected that virtually all panel makers who are capable of producing and Ultra HD screen are going to be pretty busy in the coming year, in order to keep up with Chinese orders.
According to the report, Apple are looking at LG Display to provide a high proportion of their screens with the hope that they can go into mass production later on this year.  It is worth remembering that DigiTimes aren’t always too accurate when it comes to reporting on Apple matters so, although it does have some reliable sources, this report should be taken with a pinch of salt for now. Apple has always maintained that there is no money for them in producing a TV set but, it was only last year when they were reported to be testing prototypes.

Right now, there is no solid news on iTV, only rumor and speculation.  If it is going to go ahead Apple does have to consider one major stumbling block – price. The average price for a 4K TV is around the $20,000 mark – a lot of money for a world that is in crisis.
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