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Rumour: Apple to launch iTV in Q3 2012

Tuesday, 3rd January 2012 13:47 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Apple will begin preparing materials for iTV in Q1 this year ahead of a Q3 launch, DigiTimes is reporting.

The site has said that Samsung began producing chips for the sets back in November, with Sharp to produce the TVs.

Its sources added Apple may announce the next generation of Apple TV set-top boxes at some point this year.

The company is set to host an event later this month in New York according to TechCrunch, but will more likely focus on iBooks and publishing than anything else.

Rumours of iTV have being doing the rounds since the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs, who said in his autobiography that he had “finally cracked” the TV space.

“I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,” he said. “It would be seamlessly synched with all of your devices and with iCloud. It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine.”

The TV set is rumoured to support Siri. The developer of iTunes is said to be on-board.

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  1. Erthazus

    “It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine.”

    So current TV’s interface is very hard to use? Lol.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DSB

    I’m gonna hate to see the pricetag on that one. High hopes for Apple TV though.

    @1 Try putting someone older than 40 in front of a new TV :P It gets ugly, man.

    Women have to be able to use it too.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Surely they cant call it “iTV”, i mean “ITV” is already a thing.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Len

    Agreed, ITV is hardly regarded as quality now is it!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Lounds

    @3 lol agreed, don’t think the name will go well in UK.

    Sharp tv sets are amazing, Samsung and Panasonic are best tv manufactures.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. sg1974

    Don’t be silly. Apple will just sue ITV for trademark infringement.

    #6 2 years ago