Rumors of an Apple-branded television set were revived earlier this yr by way of a former Apple government, and we have now lengthy seen identical claims in the past. The frequency of these rumors, then again, seems to be growing, now with Venturebeat pointing to a couple of sources suggesting the same.
venture capitalist Stewart Alsop who sits on the board of Sonos and was once an early investor in TiVo informed the website online that “he has heard more than one sources all over Silicon Valley that the Apple television project is underway.”
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster also cites component suppliers as well as an interior Apple supply to suggest the identical — that Apple is planning on launching a tv within the 2012/2013 timeframe. Munster isn’t the only analyst who has predicted an Apple tv, and now we have heard whispers from others.
it sounds as if momentum is selecting up for rumors that Apple is heading into the television marketplace. but as just lately as 2010, now Apple CEO Tim cook dinner had stated that Apple had no real interest in the tv market, but did feel there’s “something there” to the Apple tv, Apple’s $ninety nine set-prime-box. Later that year, Steve Jobs had additionally outlined the challenges of infiltrating the tv business.
Jobs, of course, had additionally denied that Apple had any interest in producing an Apple mobile phone back in 2003, 4 years prior to the launch of the original iPhone.
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