Apple TV sets will be mighty pricey, analyst says
Rumors have been swirling that Apple is thinking about launching a television next year, and Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster claims to have some insight into what the iPhone maker has planned.
Speaking yesterday at Business Insider’s Ignition: Future of Media conference, Munster said, according to the blog, that Apple thinks customers want an all-in-one television that isn’t tied down to external boxes.
But in order to deliver that, Munster says, Apple will charge a steep premium for its television. According to Business Insider, Munster said that if a given television costs $800, Apple’s alternative will set customers back $1,600—twice as much.
Gene, just let it go. Apple may make a TV at some point, there’s no reason to assume that they wouldn’t if they thought they could do it better than everyone else, but Gene has been predicting this for 3 years now. He now knows how much it will cost too! But here’s an even better one:
According to Munster, Apple will offer a range of screen sizes to appeal to many different consumer needs.
Of course they will. Just like they offer a range of screen sizes on their iPads and iPhones. Anyone that predicts a range of sizes for an as-of-yet unreleased Apple product clearly does not understand Apple at all.