Foxconn chairman has confirmed the imminent production of an Apple HDTV in an interview earlier today. A couple of months back Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that the company had products planned for 2012 that will blow our minds. Apple has already made one big product release in 2012, the New iPad. Now rumours indicate towards impending release of a new iPhone, a 10 inch iPad and an iPad Mini. Apple HDTV has been rumoured for quite some time now and given the fact that Foxconn chairman has confirmed it’s production, the rumours are not going away any time soon now.
Foxconn chairman Terry Gou revealed this rather interesting clue in an interview with ChinaDaily. Foxconn is Apple’s biggest manufacturer in China and it assembles a whole variety of products for the Cupertino California based company. ChinaDaily’s interview with Terry Gou mentions the moniker of iTV, however it remains to be seen whether Apple goes with this name for the final product or whether it’s just a name that the author used.
Terry Gou reveals that Foxconn will start production of Apple’s full-fledged television set soon. He has not provided any specific details regarding production or even the television set. For long rumours have indicated that Apple is planning to bring a new television set in the market. Apple’s current television solution is a set-top box called Apple TV. This device is considered as a hobby by Apple, but a full-fledged one will obviously make alarm sirens go haywire at the headquarters of Apple’s competitors in this market.
Furthermore, it is believed that Apple HDTV will have Siri integration, FaceTime video calling facility and the signature aluminium unibody construction. It’s all about integration and synergy with Apple. If this product really is going to see the light of day soon, we should expect it to have deep integration with existing Apple products such as iOS devices and Mac computers. Given the fact that Foxconn has started a big venture with Sharp in Japan, it’s just another reason to believe that Apple really is coming out with a new HDTV set.
It has been widely reported that deceased Apple CEO Steve Jobs was unhappy at large with the HDTV market. His biographer states that in his last days Steve Jobs remarked that he had finally cracked the code behind making a perfect television set. It was also reported that Steve has left Apple with five years worth of new products. We’ll just have to wait and see if the Apple HDTV is one of them.