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A day after reporting Apple (AAPL) will release a TV set in Q2 or Q3, a different set of sources...

A day after reporting Apple (AAPL) will release a TV set in Q2 or Q3, a different set of sources tell Digitimes Apple will "finalize hardware standards" for its sets by the end of Q2, and may enlist chip foundry TSM and chip testing/packaging firms ASX and SPIL in its efforts. However, in a sign of how Digitimes' sources can have conflicting information, the ones behind today's report suggest the TV sets will be released near the end of 2012.
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  • Moon Kil Woong
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    Apple TV has been expected for a long time. The issue is cost and how it will fare given Apple TV boxes are a bit of a flop. In the end, I agree, TVs should eventually just be used as giant monitors and connected to a computer with stations just being streaming or download websites. It's ridiculous to have to wait and watch stations or have to record a show. The future is download and play whenever you want. That should eventually be great for hard drive makers.


    Congrats for Apple and Western Digital for championing this but I think their error is trying to make computers more like TV than making TV's just an extension of the computer.
    28 Dec 2011, 02:02 PM Reply Like
  • cobrakai
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    Fully agree Moon. I ditched cable almost a year ago and haven't missed it one-bit. People need to see the future isn't cable tv or a dvr/Tivo.
    28 Dec 2011, 06:14 PM Reply Like
  • Regarded Solutions
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    Read this article....pretty good tea leaf reading if you ask me!



    Read the comments prophetic this author appears to be!


    28 Dec 2011, 08:14 PM Reply Like
  • Tebro4Pres
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    Yawn...another rumor.
    28 Dec 2011, 10:02 PM Reply Like
  • sidney
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    If it isn't oled, I'm not buying it.
    28 Dec 2011, 10:27 PM Reply Like
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