Apple to Launch New Television Product as Early as November?

Posted August 16, 2013 at 5:07pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 13335 views

Venture capitalist and former TechCrunch reporter MG Siegler says Apple may be planning a television product for launch as early as November. He made the comments on John Gruber's podcast, "Mule Radio".

Not to go into rumor central here but the latest things like I've heard are some sort of television product — not necessarily a television screen but something — could be coming as soon as this November. And I think there's some surprises there about what it could actually be and I don't for sure what it could actually be but there's been whispers about, so I'm not going to write anything about it, but there's whispers out there that the interaction with it could be the interesting thing. People have talked about voice, but I think that's out the window and there might be some new way to interact with whatever this thing is.

Of course, there has been much speculation about Apple entering the TV business from both a hardware and software standpoint. On the hardware side there have been numerous rumors that Apple could release an actual television. Just last month it was said that Apple had requested 55 and 65-inch Ultra HD display panels from LG. Apple has also been rumored to be working on software for a product that would offer live and on-demand television. The service would apparently let users skip ads. It's even offered to pay media companies for the skipped views, according to reports.

Siegler mentions a unique way of interacting with this television product. An Apple smartwatch is always an option; although, a more unique method has been predicted by Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White who says that Apple will launch a television with a 'iRing' controller that is placed on your finger. It's also said that the iPad will function as a second screen for the television.

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[via BusinessInsider]


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Tommy - August 17, 2013 at 1:30am
Let samsung fails on watch, sony did. Apple will release later with the right functions and user experience.
Walter is Right - August 17, 2013 at 12:23am
Lets hope the image above looks nothing like the Apple Television aka iTV, because it looks far to heavy and out of style to iMac which basically would be a SmartTV if done right.
Jack black - August 16, 2013 at 6:16pm
Guess they don't want samsung to know exactly what they are up to or they might release a better tv cheaper and before apple lets keep this quiet !!
Huss - August 16, 2013 at 7:50pm
I know what you mean. I feel Samsung decided to do their event right before Apple's(1 week before). They did it last year and now, it looks like they will be doing one on sept 4th. Releasing the smartwach( all these apple forum kept talking about the smartwatch from apple for awhile now).
stupidazz - August 17, 2013 at 5:32pm
who want a fking touch tv???, hang it on the wall and use fking ladder to play with it??? , isheep
iTurd - August 17, 2013 at 5:41pm
Or do it wii u style ftfw! Sheepdroids will still think samsuck fart tv has a good feature because of hand sensor! Being boring once again like those galagays outdated, nothing special, new, and same material! I also be they used plastic on their pee vee's!
stupidazz - August 17, 2013 at 10:02pm
another isheep in the house iturd, i call you sheep that not meant i'm a fandroid, dont really care you call me fandroid or samsuck isheep :) . Steve you're idiot with that idea touch tv, try to sit next to your tv for couple hrs before you say it's cool but then LG already had it in their TV but that tv for school or companies only . i guess i should call you iblind, and steve job not a god, change your name kid.
stupidazz - August 17, 2013 at 10:02pm
another isheep in the house iturd, i call you sheep that not meant i'm a fandroid, dont really care you call me fandroid or samsuck isheep :) . Steve you're idiot with that idea touch tv, try to sit next to your tv for couple hrs before you say it's cool but then LG already had it in their TV but that tv for school or companies only . i guess i should call you iblind, and steve job not a god, change your name kid.
stupidazz - August 17, 2013 at 10:02pm
another isheep in the house iturd, i call you sheep that not meant i'm a fandroid, dont really care you call me fandroid or samsuck isheep :) . Steve you're idiot with that idea touch tv, try to sit next to your tv for couple hrs before you say it's cool but then LG already had it in their TV but that tv for school or companies only . i guess i should call you iblind, and steve job not a god, change your name kid.
Khô - August 27, 2013 at 6:25am
Don"t worry.Grandpa Steve has a ladder for that..lol
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