All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ITV’

Simon Cowell Receives Apology for “Talent” Tackling

Simon Cowell has been enjoying a respite from attacks on his person since literally getting egged by Natalie Holt in 2013. Sure, 2014 has not been off to a wholly terrific start for the famously critical judge. Fox canceled his show The X Factor in February. He also started seeing his close friend’s wife, Lauren Silverman, sparking a scandal. On …

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Downton Abbey Christmas Special: The Crawleys visit Buckingham Palace

The much-anticipated Christmas episode of the hit series Downton Abbey saw the Crawley family in London for Lady Rose’s debut at court. Although Season 4 won’t premier in the US – on PBS – until January 5, it’s been airing on the UK’s ITV television network since September. The Christmas special was the ninth episode of Season 4. Episode 8 …

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Apple HDTV Reportedly Pushed Back Yet Again

For over two years now, rumors of Apple’s forthcoming HDTV have swirled around the tech industry. Though much of the speculation about the device may be wishful thinking from consumers still struggling to ditch cable monopolies, there are enough manufacturing reports to believe that Apple did at least test out a few prototypes. In fact, it may be that cable …

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Apple HDTV Development Still Being Rumored

As far back as the spring of 2011 Apple has been rumored to have been working on an all-in-one HDTV. The device has been rumored to be many different things, with rumors making it seem to be the miracle device that would break local cable company monopolies across the U.S. Though rumors of this “iTV” have gone so far as …

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60-Inch Apple TV Rumored Yet Again

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 …

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Apple HDTV Not Coming in 2013, Though Apple Radio Might [RUMOR]

Rumors about Apple’s mythic HDTV have been swirling for nearly two years now. The rumors could simply be written off as wishful thinking that Apple might swoop in and change the TV industry for the better (the way it did the music industry with iTunes) if only analyst reports and manufacturing shipping estimates would stop insisting that the iTV is …

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Most TVs To Be Internet-Connected by 2016, Predicts Analyst

The tech research firm Gartner is predicting that almost 85% of all flat-panel TVs made in 2016 will be internet-enabled “smart TVs.” Worldwide production of “smart” flat-panel TVs is also predicted rise to 198 million units in 2016, up 35% from 2012’s 69 million units. While manufacturers will be excited enough about the new technology to increase production, it is …

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Apple HDTV on Hold as Cable Companies Balk

Last month it was reported that Apple was in talks with cable companies over changing the current cable TV model with the upcoming Apple HDTV. Rumor had it that these talks were unlikely to yield results due to the cable companies’ hold over their content, and that an Apple branded HDTV would not be seen this year as a result. …

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Apple TV Set Could be Delayed by Cable Companies

Rumors of an Apple TV set have been flying a for over a year now. In recent weeks, some excitement for the product has even been built by rumors that the product is already being manufactured. Whether or not that is actually the case, it is known that the “iTV” is on the way, and it’s is well-known that Apple …

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iPad Mini and iTV are Already in Production, Says Analyst

Apple has already begun production on the iPad Mini and the iTV. According to a Forbes report, Apple manufacturer Hon Hai is currently producing the iPad Mini tablet and the iTV could go on sale before the end of the year. These proclamations are based on a research note to investors released this week by Jefferies analyst Peter Misek. According …

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Apple TV LCDs Headed To Foxconn Next Quarter?

Production of Apple’s long-rumored HDTV could begin as early as next quarter, according to recent reports. The television’s LCD displays are rumored to be headed to Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn from Sharp sometime during the third quarter of this year, with a release date scheduled for sometime in the fourth quarter (just in time for the 2012 holiday shopping season, …

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Apple May Be Most Profitable Company Ever In 2012

By pretty much any standard you care to look at, Apple has had an amazing year. With the exception of a few hiccups, their stock has remained consistently in the neighborhood of $575-600, with a market cap that has occasionally broken $600 billion (though it currently sits at $547 billion). With new products coming out at regular intervals, and Apple …

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Foxconn Investing In Sharp Again, Stoking iTV Rumors

Back in March we brought you news that Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry had made a $1.6 billion investment in Sharp in an effort to save the struggling company from potentially massive quarterly losses. The deal also prompted speculation about Apple’s rumored iTV. Hon Hai is the parent company of Foxconn, one of Apple’s primary manufacturing partners, and an investment …

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iOS 6, New Mac Updates On Tap At WWDC 2012 Today

It wouldn’t be much of a stretch at all to say that Apple’s WWDC 2012 keynote is the most highly-anticipated keynote in a long time. Historically, Apple has used WWDC to unveil new generations of the iPhone. Last year’s delayed launch of the iPhone 4S, however, means that we won’t be seeing the next iPhone (probably “the new iPhone,” instead …

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WWDC 2012: Apple TV Getting Third-Party Apps?

Last week we brought you news that Apple might be unveiling a new Apple TV operating system during the keynote at WWDC 2012 next week. The new OS would replace the version of iOS currently running on the Apple TV, and would be the operating system that powered the much-rumored iTV. While the original rumor was light on details concerning …

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DirecTV Chairman Not Worried About Apple TV

Speculation that Apple would release their own HDTV set sooner rather than later have gotten a boost from an unlikely source. Michael White, chairman of DirecTV, predicted that Apple would be launching their own TV, but that he didn’t feel his company had anything to worry about. According to Variety, White was speaking at an investors’ conference in New York. …

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WWDC 2012: Apple To Show Off Apple TV OS Update

Apple may be preparing to show off a new update to the Apple TV that will round out the device’s feature set, according to a recent report. The new update will replace the current Apple TV’s version of iOS with the software that will be running on the iTV. Citing “a trusted source,” BGR is reporting that Apple has been …

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Foxconn Begins Apple iTV Production Trials [RUMOR]

It was recently reported by China Daily that Foxconn is investing $210 million into building a new production line in Huai’an City, China. Foxconn plants, known for various questionable practices including employing underage workers, while underpaying and likewise overcharging employees to live in on-site dorms, prompting strikes and mass-suicidal behavior. Now Chinese news site Sina reports that Foxconn is now …

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Apple iTV Announcement To Come In December?

It seems that rumors surrounding the HDTV Apple may or may not be working on (sometimes called the iTV, sometimes just the Apple TV) have been coming more frequently of late. Today we’ve learned that analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray believes that Apple may announce such a device in December. In a note to investors, Munster predicted that an …

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Apple iTV May Not Be A TV At All

With all the rumors that have been circulating in recent months about Apple’s possible iTV, there have been all sorts of questions about the device. How big will it be? What features will it have? How much will it cost? When can we buy one? One question, however, has plagued the device all along: can an iTV do to the …

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Apple iTV Confirmed by Foxconn CEO

It turns out the rumors are (finally) true: Apple will be selling a television set in the near future. Terry Gou, Foxconn’s chairman and president, gave an interview with China Daily in which he confirmed that the company, which manufactures Apple’s products, is preparing to manufacture the iTV. Foxconn recently entered into a 50-50 joint venture with Sharp Electronics for …

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iTV Is Real, Comes With Siri And FaceTime [RUMOR]

Apple’s HDTV is real, and includes Siri and FaceTime, according to a recent report. The TV is currently in the prototype phase, and is being prepared for a market release later this year. Citing an anonymous source, CultofMac is reporting that Apple’s new TV closely resembles the company’s current line of LED Cinema Displays, except on a much larger scale. …

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Teenager Named Britain’s Most Beautiful Woman

(image) Meet Florance Colgate, an 18 year old from Deal, Kent in England, who has been named the most beautiful woman in Britain following a contest by ITV’s Lorraine program. The contest wanted to find the most beautiful face without make-up. At the behest of her family, friends, and chip shop customer, she entered. Florence beat out 8,000 other customers …

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Apple Announces Worldwide Developer Conference 2012: June 11-15

Apple has announced the date’s for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The five-day conference will kick of on Monday, June 11 at Moscone West in San Francisco. Apple’s announcement is, of course, quiet about what (if anything) Apple plans to reveal at this year’s WWDC. In years past, the conference has played host to announcements regarding new iPhones. This year …

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Apple iTV Set To Revolutionize The Television Market

It has been said that Apple does not enter a market except to completely revolutionize it. The MP3 player market, the smartphone market, the tablet market – none of these were invented by Apple. There were MP3 players before the iPod, smartphones before the iPhone, and tablet computers before the iPad. But with each product Apple effectively remade the market …

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Apple Developing 3D Technology, Job Listing Hints

If Apple’s patent filings over the last few months have been any indication, the company is exploring the possibility of bringing 3D technology of various kinds to at least some of its devices. Back in January the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published an application filed by Apple that dealt with a 3D display and user interface. More recently, another …

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Apple Denies Philippe Starck’s Involvement With Product Design

Earlier this morning we brought you news that French designer Philippe Starck told a French newspaper that he had been working on something “revolutionary” for Apple that would be available in about 8 months. He also said that he had been meeting with Jobs monthly for seven years. Citing Apple’s “religious cult of secrecy,” he declined to talk specifics about …

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French Designer Hints At “Revolutionary” Apple Product On The Way

We expect that the rest of 2012 will bring plenty of new announcements from Apple. This year, they already launched the new iPad, and we still have a new iPhone to look forward to as well as whatever they unveil at the Worldwide Developers Conference (unless those last two coincide). And now, according to a prominent French designer, something substantial …

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Apple’s Market Cap Briefly Passes $600 Billion

Apple’s market capitalization surged past $600 billion briefly this morning as its stock price passed $640 per share. A tumble in stock price around noon sent the market cap back down, and it’s currently sitting at just over $590 billion. Despite dips and the occasional mini-crash, Apple’s stock has been an a sharp upward trend in recent months. In late …

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Foxconn’s Investment In Sharp Hints At Apple’s iTV

Foxconn’s recent deal with Sharp may be the biggest confirmation yet that Apple’s long-rumored iTV is on its way. Apple has reportedly been in talks for several months with component suppliers, though some – Samsung and LG, particularly – have been less than receptive to Apple’s overtures. Yesterday Foxconn made news with an announcement that its parent company, Hon Hai …

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