Apple’s HDTV Weeks Away From Production?
Apple has not confirmed whether it is manufacturing an HDTV set or not. If the latest rumors in this regard turn out to be true, then the HDTV set from Apple could manifest on the assembly lines within the next eight to twelve weeks.
A report has come from Peter Misek, Jefferies & Company’s senior Apple analyst, who recently traveled to Asia. In a new note issued to investors this week, Misek predicted the full-on commercial production of the “iTV” to begin in late spring around May or June.
However, according to Fortune magazine, Misek’s evidence is less than compelling:
His evidence, however, is pretty slim: small quantities of polarized films, filters, and IGZO components starting to ship to Apple’s Asian panel suppliers.
Misek also returned from his trip with greater insight regarding the introduction of a sixth-generation iPhone (nicknamed as iPhone 5). Misek believes will that new iPhone will come this fall, not in early summer.
“We believe initial iPhone 5 build expectations are approaching 50 (million). Our expectations for the 5 include a 4″ to 4.3″ screen, wider form factor, A6 processor, and refreshed design. We believe iPhone 4S sales are particularly strong and have shown lower than normal seasonality.”
Misek has raised his Apple (AAPL) price target to $699.