Apple might be getting serious with its 4K TV project

Apple might be getting serious with its 4K TV project, If DigiTimes are to be believed than Apple and Foxconn Electronics are in talks for mass production of Apple’s 4K or Ultra HD Television popularly called as iTV, though that might not be the final name, since there is a TV channel in the United Kingdom that goes by the same name. If everything goes as reported, then the Apple 4K TV will surface either in late 2013 or early 2014. Ultra HD or 4K TVs are the next big thing in television technology. Packing in more pixels than ever, an Ultra HD TV will make it possible to watch television from a distance of about a meter without getting exposed to the pixel grind that happen if television is viewed from close quarters now.

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DigiTimes reports:

Apple is reportedly continuing to develop a TV rumored to be called the iTV, which is likely to support Ultra HD (3840 by 2160) along with voice and motion control functions and Internet connectivity, according to industry supply chain sources.

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.

Critics have been saying that Apple is least interested in foraging into the market of televisions since they provide less margins and their life cycle is much longer than other profitable products like mobile phones. Nevertheless, Apple has been known to get into markets that seem to be non profitable and turn the markets around with its products. The iPad is the best example for that. Critics say that Apple is rather interested in manufacturing set-top box kind of products instead of televisions. Nothing can be said as of now about the 4K television from Apple, given the shady reputation of DigiTimes in reporting Apple related news. So, the only thing we can do as of now is to wait and watch.

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