Is it finally coming? Finally, really, in real life coming?
Those are the questions that have been surrounding the rumored (at this point mythic) Apple HDTV. Yearly predictions about the manufacture and shipping of an Apple 'iTV' have repeatedly been proven false.
Last year, cable companies were (plausibly) blamed for the product's delay after pressing for a large amount of control over content during negotiations with Apple.
At the beginning of 2013, analysts began switching up their game, predicting that the iTV would not be appearing during the coming year.
This week, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White has been quoted by BGR as saying, once again, that the iTV will launch in the second half of 2013.
The analyst states the HDTV will 60 inches, with smaller sizes also available. He goes on to speculate that the device will come with an "iRing" finger interface device for the TV and a portable 9.7-inch tablet-like "mini-iTV" which can display content from the larger screen. White prices the TV set packages at around $1,500 to $2,500.
So, those are the latest rumors about the fabled "iTV." There's even a possibility that they could even be accurate this time, but gamblers would be wise to place their bets elsewhere. The Brian White who outlined this week's rumors is the same Brian White who relayed rumors that Sharp would begin shipping LCD display panels to Foxconn at the end of last summer.