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 to suggest production was underway, the device has consistently failed to surface. Rumors alternately predicting imminent launches and months-long delays have all proven false. The latest delay rumor hinted that Apple had failed to secure content for the iTV, running into the wall cable companies have built around their content distribution schemes.
This week, fresh iTV rumors have surfaced from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News. The report, translated by MacRumors, asserts that Apple is now partnering with Corning, Foxconn, G-Tech Optoelectronics, and Innolux to develop an HDTV. The report’s unnamed industry sources stated that these companies med two weeks ago to iron out details on the device’s display.
The report also provided fresh rumors about the iTV’s hardware. The device will reportedly come in 55-inch and 60-inch models sporting Gorilla-Glass displays. In addition, the rumored release date for the iTV can now be officially pushed back to the first half of 2014.