Apple-Designed TV Reportedly in 'Early Stages'
Start adding some fuel to the fire for an Apple-designed TV, as a new report suggests the folks in Cupertino are shopping designs with its Asian suppliers. However, while Apple may be talking to its suppliers, the TVs aren't "a formal project yet. It is still in the early stages of testing." Another thing to consider is that Apple typically tests designs with its Asian suppliers before deciding to manufacture anything. It does test new products internally for years before that stage though, so perhaps we may be seeing an Apple-designed TV sooner rather than later. There are claims that Hon Hai is working with Sharp to build the TVs, but again there's a wait and see approach with this. If an Apple-designed TV does come to market, it'll be interesting to see what it's priced at and also what the compatibility will be like with the current Apple TV streaming device.