known that people like John Gruber (from Daring Fireball), MG Siegler (columnist for the TechCrunch) and Jim Dalrymple (from The Loop) have great contacts within Apple. So, when these people speak, we have to listen.
In the last episode of the podcast The Talk Show (led by Gruber), Siegler made it clear that Apple is even planning to launch something related to TVs (may or may not be a TV) in the not too distant future he specifically cited the month of November. The blogger / investor said he had little information about what this product could be and, therefore, does not intend to write anything about it for now. However, he said that people (translation: ?my sources?) have commented on voice commands and new ways of interacting with whatever this product is.
Coincidentally or not, the Economic Daily News (from Taiwan, who has already got things right in the past) reported (Google Translate) that Apple is developing a TV in partnership with Corning (supplier of glass iGadgets), G-Tech Optoelectronics, Foxconn (partner in the assembly of iProducts) and Innolux (manufacturer of displays). According to them, ?iTV? would be launched in the first half of 2014, in sizes of 55 and 60 inches.
Back then, at the beginning of these rumors involving an Apple TV, I even believed in the possibility. Afterwards, however, I started to think the idea of ??growing (not in size, but in resources) and improving the current Apple TV even more plausible. However, as much as my belief is still this, Dalrymple who practically an Apple spokesman dropped this on Twitter:
Thats the last time I try to move the Apple TV by myself Ive said too much.
– Jim Dalrymple (@jdalrymple) August 16, 2013
Last time you try to move an Apple TV by yourself? In other words, big and heavy stuff is coming and Gene Munster must be having an orgasm right now.
, folks. Apparently the time is coming to see Apple invade once and for all other markets besides computers, MP3 players, smartphones and tablets ?iWatch? and ?iTV? seem to be increasingly real products and closer to us.
(via Business Insider, MacRumors)