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Apple iTV: Foxconn Appears as Major Builder of Apple’s First TV Set “iTV”!
Apple’s first television set “iTV” is expected in the last quarter of 2012. However, the news about iTV are making their respectable place in technological arena with a great pace and folks are learning more and more about iTV’s expected features, design and release date. Yesterday, we informed you that suppliers are starting manufacturing of 32” and 37” iTV’s parts in Q1 2012. Now a latest report by Digitimes discloses the whole details of Apple suppliers for different parts of iTV.
Following sources’ claims that Samsung Electronics and Sharp will manufacture chips and displays, respectively, for the so-called Apple “iTV,” others have suggested that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have the potential to win orders for Apple’s smart TV.
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) likely will obtain assembly orders for the Apple smart TV, according to industry sources.
The report further discloses that apple is expected to finalize the design of its first television set “iTV” by the end of the Q2 2012 and launch the television sets by the end of that year.
Forbes also posted a new research note from Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu, who claims that Apple is mostly interested in threatening the television industry on the content side by introducing its own extremely unique live television programming services.
“This is obviously much more complicated (than current offerings) from a licensing standpoint,” Wu wrote in a note to investors on Wednesday. “And in our view, would change the game for television and give AAPL a big leg-up against the competition.”
Hardware and technology are not the issues holding back Apple from releasing a television set, he said. Instead, Apple must negotiate unique content deals that will allow the company to differentiate its product from other televisions on the market.