Foxconn purportedly ‘testing’ 46 to 55-inch Apple TVs
Last week there were reports (read: rumors) of Foxconn and Sharp testing devices which may be destined to become Apple-branded televisions. Adding more detail to those rumors, a new report published by a Taiwanese news outlet indicates those pre-production televisions measure between 46 to 55-inches.
Although exact dates remain unavailable, the news agency’s source claims it is “unlikely” we’ll see an Apple TV by the end of 2013. However, that same source mentions the device may make its debut at CES — something I find unlikely, given a possibly distant product launch and Apple’s infamous secrecy.
So what makes an ordinary tv an Apple TV?
The speculation so far.
1) It won’t come with a remote, requiring you to buy an iPad.
2) It will only connect to iTunes, not satellite, cable, DVR, or any non-Apple device. All shows will be on a pay per view basis.
3) The most obvious. It will cost twice as much as an equivalent tv that doesn’t have an apple on it.