Apple Ultra HD TV Might Land Early Next Year

March 28, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A new Apple TV has been the subject of rumor for many a month now, and although we have heard a lot of tidings on the yet-to-be-seen device, there have been no dearth of guesses and speculations.

The latest snippet says that the technological giant is planning an ‘Ultra HD’ or ‘4K’ television set.

The proposed resolution for the 4K TV is 3840 x 2160, which is really, really high. According to the report, this would be Apple’s Internet-connected TV that would support voice and motion control, and will be available for launch this year end or perhaps early next year.


This is what was said:

“The sources said that Apple and Foxconn Electronics have been in discussions for quite some time in terms of the TV’s mass production schedule, but that Apple has been considering where panel supply for the TV will come from, as Ultra HD TV panel makers, most of whom are based in Taiwan, are expected to be producing at nearly full capacity in 2013 in order to meet demand from China-based TV vendors.”

Moreover, it is said that other panel makers that are in Apple’s supply chain and that are capable of building Ultra HD TV panels would be put to work on producing panels for the company’s iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini. It seems ultra-mobile devices are the next-in-line to popularity this year.

An ultra-resolution TV set is amazing enough, but what would set it far from many consumers’ reach would be the price. As of now, price tags of Ultra HD TVs that have been announced generally start around $20,000.

Westinghouse, meanwhile, is said to be planning a line of ‘budget’ Ultra HD television sets this year that would be starting around $2500 for a 50-inch model. However, a bunch of extra accessories might be needed if 4K abilities are to used.

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