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TEK TALK Computer insights by Ed Collins

Wondering what might be coming next in the world of personal computers, tablets and smartphones? Freelance writer Ed Collins provides you with fresh insight into this fascinating consumer field.

 

 

Rumors say Apple may soon produce TV sets   

 

Will Apple Computer soon be manufacturing TV sets? Rumors indicate that CEO Tim Cook is secretively leaning in that direction, but it is pure speculation at this point in time.

 

Q”Television is an area of intense interest to us,Q” Cook recently told Brian Williams of NBC News in a recent interview, but he declined to elaborate further. Apple is known for its strict product secrecy until launched. 

 

Apple TV, a small set-top box selling at $99, has been around for awhile now. It is designed to play digital content from the iTunes Store, along with Hulu, Netflex and other rental media on high-definition, widescreen large TV sets. But Apple actually producing TV sets is something else entirely.

 

The story is that Apple is in the early stages of testing various designs for such a high-definition television prototype, working with Asian electronic manufacturers such as South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest TV distributor, Japan’s Sharp Corp., and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the Taiwan firm that assembles Apple’s IPhones and iPads in its Foxconn factory in China.

 

Apple executives have been looking for a strong consumer product to back up its future smartphone and tablet sales since personal computer sales have been declining recently.

Some at Apple believe producing large widescreen high-def TV sets might just be the next step in converting Apple from a computer company into a general consumer electronics company. However, if these rumors are true, its obvious much work still needs to be done before such a sophisticated product can be put on the market.

 

 

 

 

 

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Stephen L December 18, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Yes, Ed. Apple does have a great track record. This would be a risky, yet dynamic venture by them. I hope they do it!! (Steve...from your old health club!)
Ed Collins December 18, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Great to hear from u Steve. This is the first of several upcoming tech stories I have planned for the blog that I hope readers will find informative. Thanks for your thoughts and check in often. -- Ed

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