Talk of Apple entering the TV market has been around for years as they continue to provide the set top box as their little hobby. Now there are new claims for an Apple branded TV that will launch within a year.
A much respected analyst of Apple is claiming the new product again called “iTV” will be available in time for the holiday season next year. Gene Munster a Piper Jaffray Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst is claiming that consumers should wait a year before deciding on getting a new TV. The Telegraph is reporting that it will be a complete TV set instead of a plug-in box.
Muster believes the new TV product will be offered in a variety of sizes, but like many Apple products will come at a premium. This is being justified by its integration with other Apple services and the iCloud, and the possibility of voice control with Apples new Siri personal assistant.
This comes as a recent survey found that 96 percent of iPhone 4S users were pretty impressed with their new device, which many put down to the new Siri service. Consumers who buy into the Apple TV will still need a TV subscription according to Munster, which is put down to the fact doesn’t have enough content of its own.
It has been reported before that Apple is working on its own TV device with the person who helped to develop the iPod heading the work. As with any new rumored product in the pipeline Apple have made no comments on the rumors.
How much more would you pay for an Apple branded TV?