Apple to Debut Ultra-HD 4K Television in Late 2013 or Early 2014?
Apple is continuing its development of a Ultra-HD (3840x2160) television to be called the 'iTV', reports DigiTimes. The television is also said to feature voice and motion control, as well as, Internet connectivity.
The sources said that Apple and Foxconn Electronics have been in discussions for quite some time in terms of the TV's mass production schedule, but that Apple has been considering where panel supply for the TV will come from, as Ultra HD TV panel makers, most of whom are based in Taiwan, are expected to be producing at nearly full capacity in 2013 in order to meet demand from China-based TV vendors.
Other manufacturers in Apple's supply chain have allocated all their capacity to the company's mobile devices. However, Apple is apparently banking on LG to be able to step up and produce the panels by the second half of this year. If LG is successful, Apple could reportedly launch the television by the end of 2013 or 'more likely' in early 2014.