According to analysts Apple will be launching a range of 55 and 65 inch TVs later on in 2014, although we would love to know sort of price tag these televisions will be. While some feel speculation surrounding this has been circulating for some time, others are intrigued about reports suggesting the displays will have a frameless design with the likes of LG supplying display panels.
In addition, Samsung may be used for graphical processing while Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 could provide the glass covers. An article on Bloomberg discusses the price of the units expected to range from $1,500 to $2,500, and Foxconn could be used for the final assembly and initial delivery in the latter part of 2014.
The aforementioned site picks out the 65 inch version and the conclusion that has come from a Tokyo-based analyst at Advanced Research Japan Co. Apparently, the Cupertino, California-based company is weighing up the specs, but Takashi Takebayashi a spokesman for Apple has not responded to a call requesting a comment on this.
While the late co-founder Steve Jobs told his biographer he had “finally cracked” how to build a TV with an easy to use interface that would wirelessly synchronize content with other Apple products, CEO Tim Cook confirmed this is an area of “intense focus” for Apple as they aim to build on the success of their devices.
He also reiterates the notion that LG, Samsung and Corning could also be among the suppliers for Apple’s TVs, and with the arrival of 55 and 65 inch TVs from both Samsung and LG Electronics this year, this is bound to accumulate demand for sets to combat competition from Japan and China.
Back in March we discussed the possibility of an Apple 4K TV projected release window for 2013-2014, and highlighted the fact that this news has been circulating for some time, giving us reason to believe this is more than just a rumour.
With the success of Apple products and the emerging TV sets from other companies, we were expecting to hear more news on this over the coming months, but any news on an arrival time for this has not been officially confirmed yet. Would you like an Apple 4K resolution TV to accompany you Apple products? Or do you feel that Samsung and LG televisions are established in this area and they provide be better TV products.
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