Analysts and rumors have been pointing to Apple launching its first Apple TV this year. By Apple TV they don’t mean a little set top box we already have, they’re talking about an actual Apple TV set. A new rumor has surfaced that contradicts that prediction.
A research group going by the name CLSA issued a note this morning that predicts the Apple TV sample, in 2013. The research group cites Foxconn parent company Hon Hai’s investment in Sharp is evidence of the Apple TV is coming.
Sharp is a big maker of large panel LCD displays. I’m still not convinced people will buy an Apple TV set. Unless it offered clearly better features at a reasonable price compared to normal TV set and Apple TV set-top box, it would not make sense to many people.