Los Angeles – Apple (NASD: AAPL) could enter the television market by the
end of this year with its own Internet-connected HDTV, Apple Insider reported,
citing a note from Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White.
research suggests this Smart TV would go well beyond the miniature $99
second-generation Apple TV that the company released last fall and provide a
full-blown TV product for consumers," White wrote.
of Apple’s powerful ecosystem, industrial design savvy, powerful brand and
ability to reinvent product categories could make Apple a powerful force in the
TV world over the next few years."
Previously, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene
Munster also speculated that Apple will release its own HDTV, but did not
expect such a device to launch until the end of 2012 at the earliest.