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Analyst: 55 and 65-inch UHDTVs coming from Apple in 2014

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Oct 2013 11:12 User comments (4)

Analyst: 55 and 65-inch UHDTVs coming from Apple in 2014 Although it is certainly not a unique call, Tokyo-based analyst firm Advanced Research Japan says Apple will begin selling UltraHD TVs in 2014.
Analyst Masahiko Ishino says the company will begin selling 55-inch and 65-inch models starting in the Q4 next year.

Apple has been rumored to be building HDTVs since at least 2010, and in 2011, Apple founder Steve Jobs told his biographer that the company had "finally cracked" how to build the TV with a user interface that could wirelessly sync with all of Apple's other devices, including Macs and iOS. CEO Tim Cook said earlier this year that TVs remained an "area of intense focus" for Apple but so far they have only released the Apple TV set-top box, which the company had admitted is more of a hobby.

The TVs are expected to be priced at $1500 to $2500, which would place them in the highest price range for current model TVs, but on the low end of 4K TVs. LG Display will supply over 70 percent of the LCDs, Samsung will supply the GPUs and Corning will supply Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection, says the analyst.

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4 user comments

122.10.2013 12:56

And yet again......another product boasting "UltraHD".

Look people, "UltraHD" is a far cry from practical implementation. We are looking at 7 more years before broadcasts even come close to "UltraHD" and just as long before blu-rays even have UltraHD as it's just not widely embraced.

I'd bet anything that the vast majority of people would be totally content with 1080i/p if polled.

222.10.2013 14:52

The funniest thing I see is the 65" of gorilla glass... seriously are that many people throwing game controllers and other random things they have in their living rooms at the TV? I would hazard a guess but that treatment isn't cheap, on phones it adds maybe 10% to the cost of manufacturing, I can only imagine how much of a markup 65" would be.

322.10.2013 22:34

So basically just as good as other top brand TVs but it will cost way more money.


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424.10.2013 11:56

Originally posted by bobiroc:
So basically just as good as other top brand TVs but it will cost way more money.
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