Foxconn chief confirms Apple’s iTV

Posted on May 15 2012 - 4:28am by Julius

A manufacturer of Apple products revealed that it is now under preparations to build the highly-rumored high-definition TV set from Apple.

According to China Daily, Terry Gou, Foxconn’s chief, disclosed this information at a press conference held in Shanghai. The report said that the manufacturing and development of the iTV (or iPanel) has not yet started.

Gou said that the company made a deal with Japanese TV company Sharp in preparation of the product.

“Gou said Foxconn is making preparations for iTV, Apple Inc’s rumored upcoming high-definition television, although development or manufacturing has yet to begin,” according to the article posted by China Daily. “iTV reportedly features an aluminum construction, Siri, and FaceTime video calling. Foxconn’s recent 50-50 joint venture factory with Sharp in Japan is one of the preparations made for the new device, Gou added.”

Previous reports claim that the Apple iTV will look very similar to Apple’s Cinema Displays, only a lot larger. Some rumors claim that users can start watching a movie using the HDTV and then use an iOS device, such as the iPhone and iPad, to continue watching from where they last watched.

It is said that the Apple iTV will be shipped in 2014, but with the information that we’re seeing here, we might see the new device in Q4 this year.

Are you looking forward to seeing the new Apple iTV?

via: China Daily

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  1. HtmlSymbol May 17, 2012 at 2:42 am - Reply

    I'll take 2, thank you very much. Hopefully they bundle with iphone/ipad — that would seal the deal for most wanting to cross over or upgrade.

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