Foxconn Accelerating Sharp LCD Panel Orders to Launch Apple Television for Holiday Season?

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    In a new research note published today, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White points to a new report from Chinese business site 21cbh.com claiming that Foxconn/Hon Hai has accelerated its schedule for ordering television-sized LCD panels from Sharp, fueling speculation that the panels are destined for an Apple television set that could debut in time for the holiday shopping season this year. Foxconn and Sharp announced a partnership earlier this year to advance LCD technology, a move some observers have seen as closely tied to an Apple television set.
    In his new note, White also reiterates his claims from earlier this month regarding Apple's use of Kinect-like motion sensing technology for controlling the forthcoming television set, with the device also including an iPad-like touchscreen remote.

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    White continues to be one of the most optimistic analysts regarding Apple, maintaining his 12-month price target for the stock at $1,111. He believes that Apple could generate $10 billion in revenue from its television set in the first year, operating under the assumption that Apple's device will command a higher price than its competition's products and that the company will be able to grab 2% of the LCD television market in its first year.

    Article Link: Foxconn Accelerating Sharp LCD Panel Orders to Launch Apple Television for Holiday Season?
     
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    Resolution

    4K pleeeeaaaasssseeee.
    If apple could offer that kind of resolution in their tv set, even at a premium, it would be amazing.
     
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    Need some new mockups, that picture is getting boring on every apple tv set story.
     
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    How forward looking, but I'm guessing that Apple will be a bit more conservative with an opening bid of 720p
     
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    More ATV speculations...

    Why is that whenever Apple looks into larger displays, it has to be a new AppleTV? Why not the more obvious answer of a new Cinema Display? After all, a new 4Kish display for Pro users and one to compliment the new MacBook Pro would make sense.
     
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    I expect to be surprised, but its hard for me to imagine a TV from Apple that would be so great that I'd pay a premium for it. I assume its got an Apple TV baked in, and will come with ala carte TV/Cable channel subscriptions -- rather than basic/premium packages you get now from cable companies -- which force you to pay for channels you never watch. THAT would be revolutionary, but why the special hardware?
     
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    I would be extremely happy if it looked something like this:

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    Or this:

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    :Dyou might be the only one...:D
     
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    My pioneer plasma is on its last leg..

    Come on with the apple TV already :apple:
     
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    At a premium...
     
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    Is that real wood grain finish? Do you have anything in all glass?
     
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    I doubt. Although they are very tight-fisted with some things like GPUs and VRAM, they are very generous with resolution and pixel density.
     
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    its not going to launch in december but later in 2013 bec at current we havent seen any remarkable improvements in motion sensing technology, its just not ready...apple tv product will be based on a big ecosystem that takes time to be build and build properly.
     
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    duh!
     
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    Actually when 720p 49" display is viewed from a distance of 3 meters it has the adjusted dpi of over 300 which makes it qualify as a 'retina display'
     
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    I still can't see apple coming out with a stand-alone TV monitor. Maybe license Atv-like software and then have tvs from other manufacturers "powered by Apple Tv" or something.... There just isn't the margin in TVs apple is used to.
     
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    i got one at home already!:cool:
     
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    A very clear IPS screen, siri, iCloud sync, apps(already done but I think this would actually make them popular), simple remote, and whatever surprise that is in the works to once again change the world of technology.
     
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    I hope they don't cheapen out and go with edge lit LED displays. The black levels aren't as good.
     
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    The number of times parts have been ordered hinting at an AppleTV we’d be on our third generation by now.
     
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    analysts, can't stand them, can surely live without them
     
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    This is going to be a Crazy Autumn/Christmas Tech Shopping Season,

    Apple iPhone 5 , Small iPAD (maybe) Apple TV(Maybe too)
    Windows everything (OS, Surface, Phone)
    Samsung - doing everything they can


    Apple TV - will be awesome just like the Retina Pro

    Im Scared:( of the Price!! but why should i ?, its got the :apple: logo on it!!
     
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    Apple is the King of Margin where none existed before
     
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    Its going to look inferior if its lcd. Pioneer plasmas are much better.
     

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