Apple TV Rumors Heat Up
Insiders say the company will make hi-res, big-screen sets
By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2012 3:26 PM CST
Will we soon be watching our shows on Apple-made televisions?   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – An Apple TV set is getting closer to reality, reports the Wall Street Journal. Execs at some of Apple's suppliers say the company is in the early stages of testing prototypes for hi-res, big-screen TVs. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said the concept of an Apple television is no longer just a "hobby," and the company has already made a foray into the living room with its Apple TV set-top box, which streams Internet content.

Adding fuel to the speculation is the fact that in July, Terry Gou, chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn, took a 37% stake Japanese liquid-crystal-display factory that could be used to create LCD screens for TVs 60 inches or larger. Another site, BGR, picks up on reports that Apple TV is going to have "game-changing" 3D capabilities, but Gizmodo isn't buying it.

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right2dave
Dec 17, 2012 2:38 AM CST
Over priced and will not work without Apple stream. Typical Apple crap.
gomer99
Dec 12, 2012 10:07 PM CST
Another series of lines for the fashion dilattantes to wait in.
CentristIntelligence
Dec 12, 2012 9:32 PM CST
wow, a samsung oem screen with a netflix/hulu proprietary service (in typical apple fashion) for 10x the price...sounds awesome. pfft.