Scooch, Apple TV puck, Cupertino reportedly testing actual set designs with Foxconn and Sharp

Scooch, Apple TV puck, Cupertino reportedly testing actual set designs with Foxconn and Sharp
The Wall Street journal is reporting today that Apple is testing different TV set designs. The company has its Apple TV "hockey puck" device, which plays great with iPhones and iPads to display their content on the biggest screen in the house, and also stream various services, but the elusive TV set from Apple has been a subject of speculation for a long time.

It seems that its time is nearing, as, while "it isn't a formal project yet, it is still in the early stage of testing," according to the insiders, Foxconn is in the mix with its investment in Sharp's Sakai big-screen plant.

Sharp's factory is geared towards LCD screens of 60" and even above, and Foxconn's parent company investment in it gives it the right for half of the big panels produced there. Foxconn is already assembling the 60-inchers of Vizio, for example, so TV production is in its realm of experience, and we all know it does iPhones and iPads too, so Apple might completely close the circle with a TV set production there at some point. 

It's all about the content and the platform with today's smart TVs, though, and Cupertino has proven to nail these in terms of consumer appeal, so we are curious what will come out of this television set testing. Apple has done TV design testing before during the years, but the rumors and pressure to release one have never been that intense.

source: WSJ (subscription req'd)

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8 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

I'm ready my installment plan to this babe :)

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

These tvs will be highly restrictive and controlling no doubt and viewers will only be able to view what apple dictates. I suppose for the ifan with an ipod touch,iphone,ipad and macbook they really wouldnt get any respect from their peers if they didnt fork out for this tv set.

3. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

iMac XXL

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

next patent - rectangle black screens with plastic bezels exceeding 42"

5. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 596; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Prices? 36" 720p internet-ready 16gb . 1199.99 44" 1080p internet-ready, airplay media sharing 32gb. 1899.99

6. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

samsung galaxy tv,anyone?

7. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Ya I agree This TV will be highly restrictive, and during breaks it will only show commercials of Apple products........ And pricing of 60 incher will even make Lamborghini look cheaper......... :)

8. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Prospect of Launch of new product from Apple will surely make lawyers very happy, as they will be more busy now suing all the companies who are making TV...........

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