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Foxconn is preparing to manufacture Apple's anticipated television set, the manufacturing company's chairman reportedly said in a speech.

The comments allegedly made by Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou were summarized on Friday by China Daily, an English-language daily newspaper in China with a circulation of more than 500,000, in a report discovered by How To Arena. Gou reportedly said that his company is "making preparations" for an Apple television, but development or manufacturing has not yet started.

Friday's report referred to the device as the "iTV," a common moniker for the unofficial Apple television. It also repeated rumors that the device will feature Siri and FaceTime video calling, along with an aluminum construction, though details of those purported characteristics were not credited to Gou.

The Foxconn chairman did, however, allegedly say that his company's recent deal with Sharp was made in preparation for a new Apple television. Foxconn bought a 10 percent share of Sharp in March for $808 million, allowing Sharp to stabilize its money losing LCD business.

After the deal was announced, it prompted speculation that the new Foxconn-Sharp partnership would be an opportunity for both companies to produce panels for Apple's anticipated television set. Specifically, it was suggested that Apple could be interested in using Sharp's technology to produce Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) panels for its forthcoming television set.

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One report in April claimed that Apple considered buying a stake in Sharp before Foxconn eventually inked its deal. Foxconn's partnership will utilize Sharp's state-of-the-art factory that opened in Sakai, Japan, in 2009.

Sharp began production of IGZO displays this March, though the initial run is limited to just three sizes: 7 inches for tablets, 10 inches with 300 pixels-per-inch for high-definition notebook PCs, and 32 inches at a resolution of 3,840 by 2,160 pixels for LCD monitors. IGZO technology will allow Sharp to produce thinner and more powerful LCDs.

Rumors of an Apple television picked up last year, when it was revealed that late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs told biographer Walter Isaacson that he felt he had "cracked" the secret to a simple and elegant television set. Analysts have been divided in speculating whether such a device will launch this year or at some point in the future.
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I wonder how credible this is, given that Foxconn officials have rarely (never?) tipped Apple's hand before.
 

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I wonder how credible this is, given that Foxconn officials have rarely (never?) tipped Apple's hand before.
 

 

Only tow words of his are quoted:  "making preparations".  That could mean just about anything.

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Only tow words of his are quoted:  "making preparations".  That could mean just about anything.

 

Considering this is a translation, noting which words are quoted may not be meaningful?

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I wonder how credible this is, given that Foxconn officials have rarely (never?) tipped Apple's hand before.
 

 

Its call control leaks.  Btw the Apple TV DOES NOT look like a big Apple thunderbolt display. Leaks are going to happen so its better to control them and even better, leak things to send the competition off track.

 

what worries me is Sharp is also suppose to supply ipad3 displays and its not going very well for them, the yield is horrible.


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Only tow words of his are quoted:  "making preparations".  That could mean just about anything.

Considering this is a translation, noting which words are quoted may not be meaningful?

Good point. We don't really know much of anything about what he actually said.
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'... but development or manufacturing has not yet started'

 

Does the 'development' part refer to Apple or Foxconn?  A rather important distinction IMHO with regard to taking this seriously or not.

 

Maybe we need a more technically accurate translation.

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Here it comes.

The rape of the television industry...

God bless Apple for using their influence to actually improve, and not stagnate, the industries that they become involved in.

May those that have little faith become enlightened and aware of the tasty chocolately goodness they will bring to consumers throughout the entire world, and lead them not into stupidity and short-sightedness...

So help me Steve.

Amen.
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Panasonic just reported a 10.2 billion dollar loss on their TV business and decline in sales by 40%. Samsung spun off their display unit. Sony is floundering. Sharp isn't doing well either...This is a very low margin business with a race to the bottom. Why would Apple want to get involved? A TV is not a bi-annual gadget. 

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post #10 of 59

Oh boy, here we go again.

 

Gene Munster must be creaming his pants right now just reading this in his office. Seeing is believing. I wouldn't expect anything until 2013 or 2014.

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Even if Apple made a tv, won't need a stand like it does for monitor screens (like the one in the pict), a television doesn't stay behind a keyboard on the table.

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Panasonic just reported a 10.2 billion dollar loss on their TV business and decline in sales by 40%. Samsung spun off their display unit. Sony is floundering. Sharp isn't doing well either...This is a very low margin business with a race to the bottom. Why would Apple want to get involved? A TV is not a bi-annual gadget. 

Why?

I'll tell you why.

Look.

Up in the sky!

It's a bird. It's a plane.

It's fucking Apple, dude!
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... I hit reply instead of quote ... Again!!  see below

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Panasonic just reported a 10.2 billion dollar loss on their TV business and decline in sales by 40%. Samsung spun off their display unit. Sony is floundering. Sharp isn't doing well either...This is a very low margin business with a race to the bottom. Why would Apple want to get involved? A TV is not a bi-annual gadget. 

Well playing Devil's advocate ... one could say the mobile phone and tablet industry are the same, all either losing money or scraping by ... except for Apple.  Who knows, perhaps they can re invent yet another industry.  I have no idea how but if they enter (big if I know) I'd have to assume it would be a reinvention in a way that will make Google and Samsung rush off and copy it.  

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AirPlay, Bonjour, iCloud, iTunes, Siri and iOS games gives them a lot of infrastructure to do some things other TV manufacturers will have a hard time matching.

 

I'd like to see them extend AirPlay so that the TV screen can be used as an additional display for a laptop, and then they should release a version of AirPlay for Windows. 

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Translation:

 

We are prepared IF and WHEN Apple decides to enter the TV market.

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Well, I see the advantages of an Apple TV.   I have my Mac mini connected to my TV In my bedroom and the text is so bad I can barely read it.  I would like a Thunderbolt display but I can’t justify the cost to myself and I need something more than just a display.   However, if the new Apple TV set or iTV can be a Thunderbolt display with a TV tuner, DVR capabilities, and all the features of the current Apple TV for about $1000, I’m in.  I would not need it to be larger than a 32.” 

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My only wish is that AppleInsider stops using this awful, stupid graphic for all it's "Apple is going to make a TV" stories. 

 

If Apple does make a TV, it won't be 22", and it won't be as thick as an iMac or an Apple Cinema display, both of which have a lot more going on under the hood than a TV has.  It won't have AV inputs and thus will be even more minimal than today's TV's which are already far thinner and have less inside the box than this POS.  

 

Seriously, this stupid, unrepresentative, ugly-ass image must have been used on at least two dozen stories over the last year or so.  

Does no one know how to do a Google image search or use Photoshop at Apple Insider? 

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Well, I see the advantages of an Apple TV.   I have my Mac mini connected to my TV In my bedroom and the text is so bad I can barely read it.

 

Do you use HDMI?  It should be as sharp as any other monitor.

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Panasonic just reported a 10.2 billion dollar loss on their TV business and decline in sales by 40%. Samsung spun off their display unit. Sony is floundering. Sharp isn't doing well either...This is a very low margin business with a race to the bottom. Why would Apple want to get involved? A TV is not a bi-annual gadget. 

 

The conventional wisdom is that they will do with TV's what they do with other categories.  Computers (other than Apple computers) also have razor thin margins and are also in a race to the bottom.  Same with phones, same with a lot of things.  Apple's strategy is to enter markets like that and offer a superior product that cleans up and masters all the problems previously associated with the technology providing a clean, high quality user experience that's literally "worth paying for."  

 

A hypothetical Apple branded TV wouldn't be cheap, would have thick margins, but would sell anyway due to it's inherently better value proposition.  Instead of being a confusing, cheap piece of junk that you will never even figure out how to work and will require you to buy thousands of dollars worth of confusing cheap junky add-on products, it will be a single, easy to use, rather expensive, high quality item that you will keep for years and years and wonder how you ever did without it once you have it in your possession.  

 

SSDD

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My only wish is that AppleInsider stops using this awful, stupid graphic for all it's "Apple is going to make a TV" stories. 

 

If Apple does make a TV, it won't be 22", and it won't be as thick as an iMac or an Apple Cinema display, both of which have a lot more going on under the hood than a TV has.  It won't have AV inputs and thus will be even more minimal than today's TV's which are already far thinner and have less inside the box than this POS.  

 

Seriously, this stupid, unrepresentative, ugly-ass image must have been used on at least two dozen stories over the last year or so.  

Does no one know how to do a Google image search or use Photoshop at Apple Insider? 

Why do you figure it won't have AV inputs?

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Its call control leaks.  Btw the Apple TV DOES NOT look like a big Apple thunderbolt display. Leaks are going to happen so its better to control them and even better, leak things to send the competition off track.

what worries me is Sharp is also suppose to supply ipad3 displays and its not going very well for them, the yield is horrible.

So you work for Apple and apparently in the design group. Which is how you know there is an Apple TV and what it looks like

And apparently you moonlight in quality assurance since you know about the quality of any Sharp iPad displays.

Or not on both counts, so why front you have any actual facts

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Which TV sets have two DTT tuners for Full Picture-in-Picture (Full PiP), which requires at least two Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) tuners inside the TV set? The Full PiP feature is extremely useful for channel surfing during commercials (ie., very handy for bridging commercial breaks). Thus, waiting for commercials to end on one show while flipping through channels to see what else is on. No cable/satellite/TiVo/DVR involved; just the TV set. After image quality, Full PiP is the most important feature of a TV for many consumers.

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Do you use HDMI?  It should be as sharp as any other monitor.

 

 

Yes, maybe it’s something I am not doing…I’m not a long time Mac user.  I’m an iOS convert.  That’s another reason I would be interested because I know setup will be easier than what I have now. 

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This is what my prediction of what Apple's iTV will be, especially with regards to video gaming: http://mithunonthe.net/2012/04/03/state-of-gaming-itv-apple-television
 

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…it won't be as thick as an iMac or an Apple Cinema display… It won't have AV inputs…

 

Of course it will. Which is part of why it's a completely worthless and idiotic idea.

 

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This is what my prediction of what Apple's iTV will be, especially with regards to video gaming: http://mithunonthe.net/2012/04/03/state-of-gaming-itv-apple-television

 

What a horrible design and idea. That's my objective response to that.

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Why do you figure it won't have AV inputs?

 

Because Apple can't make money off of physical media or content bought from the Cable Co.

 

Because people have an irrational fear of plugging in cables - it requires decisions, and Apple stuff should "Just Work".

 

Because cables are ugly and connect to devices on which Apple makes no profit.

 

Because wireless connections would work, and Apple could license third parties to make stuff that obviates cables.

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Its call control leaks.  Btw the Apple TV DOES NOT look like a big Apple thunderbolt display. Leaks are going to happen so its better to control them and even better, leak things to send the competition off track.

 

what worries me is Sharp is also suppose to supply ipad3 displays and its not going very well for them, the yield is horrible.

 

 

I think YOU'VE GOT IT.

 

I'm not too worried about the quality of the Sharp Displays; #1, FoxConn will be assisting. #2, Apple will be inspecting. #3, MORE money and margins will mean better build quality.

 

The main reason Sharp's quality went down was because they were chasing the bottom of the barrel where a flat panel sells the cheapest 1040P at 40" regardless of any other factor. Heck -- I shop that way as well but also check for "returns" on the product. So the cheapest with the least returns WINS!

 

Sharp is getting investment from both FoxConn and Apple -- and Apple will be getting a great deal on the panels because they rescued Sharp. It's a Win/Win. Since nobody else is producing the Apple TV -- Sharp doesn't have to shave $10 by switching from a metal housing to a plastic one.

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1. Because Apple can't make money off of physical media or content bought from the Cable Co.

2. Because people have an irrational fear of plugging in cables - it requires decisions, and Apple stuff should "Just Work".

3. Because cables are ugly and connect to devices on which Apple makes no profit.

Because wireless connections would work, and Apple could license third parties to make stuff that obviates cables.


Excuse me Ladies and Gentlemen,

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We would like to confirm the actual facts:

1. Apple doesn't give a **** about making a profit However, they will, regardless, because they make some kick-ass shit.

2. Purchasing an Apple product, as with any other computer device, is a relatively major decision, hence the reason why it costs a few hundred dollars or more. Intelligent people expect items within this price range to work because of this.

Who can blame them?

3. Wireless/Non-Wireless - Nobody gives a bugger, as long as it 'just works'.

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Its call control leaks.  Btw the Apple TV DOES NOT look like a big Apple thunderbolt display. Leaks are going to happen so its better to control them and even better, leak things to send the competition off track.

 

what worries me is Sharp is also suppose to supply ipad3 displays and its not going very well for them, the yield is horrible.


How do you know the yield is horrible?

 

Whatever the yield is, they are more or less keeping up with demand, given the lead time and the units available at Apple Stores.

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1. Apple doesn't give a **** about making a profit 

 

 

You're kidding, right?

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Well playing Devil's advocate ... one could say the mobile phone and tablet industry are the same, all either losing money or scraping by ... except for Apple.  Who knows, perhaps they can re invent yet another industry.  I have no idea how but if they enter (big if I know) I'd have to assume it would be a reinvention in a way that will make Google and Samsung rush off and copy it.  

 

Well, I think the TV manufacturing biz is very different from mobile phones biz..  Companies like Nokia, Ericsson, Motolora and RIM made killings when their flagship phones were flying high.  The TV biz? nope.  Samsung is by far the most successful company in TV making biz, and everyone, with no exception, is losing money.

 

Now, I do wonder if Apple can start a TV business without tripping up on Samsung's patents or looking like one of their TVs.

 

My prediction is that Samsung is going to end up manufacturing most of Apple TV's (again) because of production problems (or cost overrun) with other supplier.

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Panasonic just reported a 10.2 billion dollar loss on their TV business and decline in sales by 40%. Samsung spun off their display unit. Sony is floundering. Sharp isn't doing well either...This is a very low margin business with a race to the bottom. Why would Apple want to get involved? A TV is not a bi-annual gadget. 

Sorry, but this is an idiotic post. Just replace 'TV' with 'Tablet' a few years ago, and you could have written the same thing. You're not thinking outside the box, and therefore you believe Apple isn't able to either. They were always mocked, ridiculed, and questioned before entering ANY industry, and we saw how those always turned out. Mp3 players, phones, tablets, etc. Apple has shown that they will not enter an industry unless they have something unique to offer, and can do it in a way that nobody else can. I'm also sure that Apple is aware of all the stats you're spewing, and has thought this over an extremely long time, looking at every possible angle. DO you honestly think they're gonna slap their logo on a flat panel and call it a day? They will differentiate themselves in a large way, and even if the product is very low margin, it will  have other reasons for existing, ie. for increasing the reach of Apple's ecosystem, creating synergy with all their devices, strengthening the halo effect, etc. There's a ton of room for things to be done differnetly, and better in the TV space, and Apple is the only one I can think of that could forseeably move things forward in a significant way. 

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Sorry, but this is an idiotic post. Just replace 'TV' with 'Tablet' a few years ago, and you could have written the same thing. 

 

Really? A few years ago "tablet" was the second most saturated electronics market on the entire planet, having been around since the 1950s and having been shown to be a zero-profit game?

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There's no question Apple could redefine television. An "iTV" could provide an elegant user experience to replace the daunting mess of cluttered remotes and menus that consumers currently face. While customers won't upgrade TVs nearly as often as they do their mobile phones, a TV product will further extend Apple's ecosystem and cement loyalty.

 

Apple's real challenge is content. Content owners are joined at the hip with the cable industry and seem intent on blocking any newcomers that might threaten their business model. But with overpriced cable TV service offering increasingly poor content choices and intrusive advertising across their hundreds of channels, many people are ready to cut the cord and pay only for the content they want, when they want it. An Apple TV could be just the catalyst for this shift.

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Sorry, but this is an idiotic post. Just replace 'TV' with 'Tablet' a few years ago, and you could have written the same thing. 

Pot, meet kettle?

 

 

 

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 DO you honestly think they're gonna slap their logo on a flat panel and call it a day?

 

 

Well as long as I'm still still a slave to the cable box, my home sound system, and blu-ray player that's really all it will be, regardless if I can wave, dance, sing, yell, moan at it. The average person currently sees their TV as a big screen to view everything else, and that's about it.

 

 

 

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There's a ton of room for things to be done differently, and better in the TV space, and Apple is the only one I can think of that could forseeably move things forward in a significant way.

 

 

I'd genuinely like to HOPE so, someone does need to change the model but I don't see it happening, yet anyway, see above.

 

The TV space, much like other big appliance cycles in a home, is nothing like the consumer electronics market, aka the sub $1000 point. I'm not sure why that's so hard to comprehend for some people. Everyone's convinced because Apple is building it, it must be a wild success, the right next move and the next big revolution. I can't wait for that Apple Mower then. How's it working out for the cinema display compared to the generics? That's pretty much the next closest comparison at the moment. This is an entirely different corner for Apple. Unless there is something major backing this 'panel', that's a content game changer, and maybe there is, I'm just not seeing the premium taking off like the other launches in the last few years. Everyone's entitled to an opinion, since no facts are known. It doesn't make them idiotic. Just remember the old adage "past performance does not guarantee future results.'

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So you work for Apple and apparently in the design group. Which is how you know there is an Apple TV and what it looks like
And apparently you moonlight in quality assurance since you know about the quality of any Sharp iPad displays.
Or not on both counts, so why front you have any actual facts

 

The Sharp ipad3 display yield is public information, the itv look is another thing, but believe what you want.

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Well playing Devil's advocate ... one could say the mobile phone and tablet industry are the same, all either losing money or scraping by ... except for Apple.  Who knows, perhaps they can re invent yet another industry.  I have no idea how but if they enter (big if I know) I'd have to assume it would be a reinvention in a way that will make Google and Samsung rush off and copy it.  

The difference is that Apple was at the forefront of those markets, yeah there were smartphones but nothing like the iPhone and how many tablets were for sale before the iPad. Before 2007 the likes of Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, etc... were making money and are now for the most part losing money because of Apple. TVs have a purchase cycle of 5-10 years and sales are in decline because of saturation. Another difference between a TV and iDevices is quantity, all i need is one iPhone and one iPad but i need 3 TVs. The user experience of a iPhone/iPad follows me wherever I go, but I'll be forced to one room if i wanna enjoy the user experience of a Apple branded TV set, and no I am not gonna replace all my TVs in one shot, Id rather buy 3 Apple TVs instead.
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How do you know the yield is horrible?

 

Whatever the yield is, they are more or less keeping up with demand, given the lead time and the units available at Apple Stores.

 

that because most of the ipad3 displays are made by Samsung... Apple is trying hard to cut Samsung from its supply line, but apparently they are the only ones able to produce the ipad3 display in large volume. You may think what you want of Samsung, but they know what they are doing when it comes to panels.


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Sorry, but this is an idiotic post. Just replace 'TV' with 'Tablet' a few years ago, and you could have written the same thing. You're not thinking outside the box, and therefore you believe Apple isn't able to either. They were always mocked, ridiculed, and questioned before entering ANY industry, and we saw how those always turned out. Mp3 players, phones, tablets, etc. Apple has shown that they will not enter an industry unless they have something unique to offer, and can do it in a way that nobody else can. I'm also sure that Apple is aware of all the stats you're spewing, and has thought this over an extremely long time, looking at every possible angle. DO you honestly think they're gonna slap their logo on a flat panel and call it a day? They will differentiate themselves in a large way, and even if the product is very low margin, it will  have other reasons for existing, ie. for increasing the reach of Apple's ecosystem, creating synergy with all their devices, strengthening the halo effect, etc. There's a ton of room for things to be done differnetly, and better in the TV space, and Apple is the only one I can think of that could forseeably move things forward in a significant way. 

Do you really believe Apple will sell something at a low margin and try to make it up someplace else? They havent done that yet and i highly doubt they'll start now. They can achieve the same thing with the Apple TV, actually even more so.

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