BGR has some fresh news today about Apple’s much-rumoured own-branded HDTV set, courtesy of the usually very well sourced Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White, who is currently on a fact-finding trip to China and Taiwan, where he has been speaking with his sources in Apple’s supply chain. According to White, these sources have told him that Apple will be launching the iTV set in the second half of 2013, and, more specifically, they have told him that this new TV set will have a game-changing innovation that will “revolutionize the TV experience forever,” which is pretty exciting stuff to hear!
White is very detailed in his description of the features that his sources have told him to expect in the Apple-branded TV. First off, he says that it will be 60 inches in size, secondly, he says that it will come with a mini device called the “iRing”, which you will wear on your finger, and then use as a pointing device to control the TV, doing away with some aspects of the traditional remote. Thirdly, White’s sources say that the iTV will have a “mini iTV” screen, where you can also view content, as well as using it for other tasks, such as video conferencing, home security, etc. These mini screens will also be able to capture content from the TV over a distance of up to 200 meters, so that you can view your TV programmes in your kitchen, or garden, for example. White also says that Apple’s rumoured iWatch will work in conjunction with the iRing. He ventures that the entire package could cost around $1,500 to $2,500. All sounds very exciting, if true!
Source: Apple iTV Release Date: 2013 Launch, Major Innovation Coming | BGR