Foxconn chairman Terry Gou reportedly says his company is "making preparations" to manufacture...

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou reportedly says his company is "making preparations" to manufacture Apple's (AAPL -0.7%) anticipated television set, adding that Foxconn's March purchase of a 10% share of Sharp for $808M was made in preparation for a new Apple TV.

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  • Canary Cash
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    Say it ain't so Gou!
    11 May 2012, 09:42 AM Reply Like
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    Nice piece of news!!! Go apple!!
    11 May 2012, 10:57 AM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    The article also says that apple had considered purchasing stake in sharp as well. Good news on the scope of apples forward thinking although the did did not evolve apples visionary zeal and think different is still intact.
    11 May 2012, 11:01 AM Reply Like
  • cir
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    "Reportedly" says? And to whom did he "reportedly" say it? And why? if we couldn't guess.
    11 May 2012, 11:18 AM Reply Like
  • djoeyb54
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    Time will tell
    11 May 2012, 11:51 AM Reply Like
  • earlalbin
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    Oh come on now! How stupid do you think we are. This is insulting. Yea, right Foxcon wants a major law suit for not abiding to an NDA.
    This really insults me.
    11 May 2012, 11:59 AM Reply Like
  • Marine1
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    Well, the article could be wrong and just rumor. But what is not rumor is that both Samsung and LG showed smart Internet connected TV's at the recent Consumer Electronics Show. Apple will not be the first to market.


    In this case, Apple will be a distributor of content really big time. And gaining a sufficient amount of content takes a lot of cash.


    I prefer that Apple concentrate on cloud services where margins are higher than TV hardware.
    11 May 2012, 02:28 PM Reply Like
  • merechino
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    Apple's core business is wireless internet appliance. iCloud differentiates it from the rest. The iTV enables seamless integration.
    The mini ipad will be in school children's backpacks.
    11 May 2012, 03:25 PM Reply Like
  • glemmestad
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    Internet connected TVs are "old news"; there are plenty out there. However, an Apple TV screen is more than just a TV connected to the "internet"; it's connected to the vast ecosystem that is Apple.


    Apple sells hardware and content for that hardware. An Apple TV device makes perfect sense (PS: I want one!).


    Also Google is not in the business of "internet search". It is not in the business of social media (Google+) or email (Gmail), or any of it's other services. The only BUSINESS Google is in, is ad sales. They just need to get the eyeballs in somehow, with any means possible.


    In the same way, Apple wants to bring in consumers to it's ECOSYSTEM. That's what Apple sells. An experience. Buy an Apple iPhone, and you will want an Apple iMac or MacBook Pro. And an Apple TV. And an iPad. Not to mention the movies, books, tv-series, apps, and the list goes on and on....
    11 May 2012, 06:06 PM Reply Like
  • Gary Bushwacher
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    The CEO of Foxconn "reportedly said " . . . . ?


    Do you believe a person of authority in any Apple supplier would do that ?


    If so, he'll be the next jumper, because Apple will be just a tad annoyed.
    11 May 2012, 02:31 PM Reply Like
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