toggle

AAPL Stock: 132.54 ( + 1.15 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Report disputes 2013 date, Sharp link for Apple HDTV

updated 11:00 am EST, Wed December 19, 2012

No LCD supplier lined up, source says

A new report by Focus Taiwan -- an English service of Taiwan's national news agency -- is disputing some recent claims about Apple's expected HDTV. Sources close to Hon Hai, better known as Foxconn, support the notion that the manufacturer is testing several TV designs. One source argues however that it's unlikely that the TV will ship in 2013, something some analysts have previously called for.

And although the Wall Street Journal has suggested Sharp's involvement in the project, a source says it's also unlikely that an Apple HDTV will use Sharp panels. The person claims that Apple is looking at displays measuring between 46 and 55 inches, while Sharp's Sakai plant -- which Foxconn has an investment in -- is best suited for screens measuring 60 inches or more. As a result, there may not be much incentive for Apple to depend on Sharp, at least not exclusively.

A source adds that "We [Hon Hai] have not yet confirmed the LCD panel supply source with our client." That would support the Journal's assertion that the TV project is still very early into development.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Notti smart lamp from Witti

Perhaps you've already seen our review of the Dotti LED display from Witti Design. Meet Notti, Dotti's "sibling". Notti is a softb ...

Seagate Personal Cloud (2-Bay)

When it comes to backing up files, many users are now looking to the myriad of cloud storage solutions available. There is no doubt th ...

Leitz Icon Label Printer

When you say the words "label printer" to people, they either just really don't care, or they get incredibly excited. This is one o ...

toggle

Most Commented