Following a flurry of recent Apple iTV rumours, industry analyst and repeated Apple tipster Gene Munster has predicted Apple’s first own-branded all-in-on television set will launch in November 2013.
Speculating on the eagerly awaited Apple iTV release date, Munster, a Senior Research Analyst with Piper Jaffray has suggested that contrary to previous reports, Apple’s first TVs could be just 12 months away. Having previously been tipped to be unveiled this December before hitting retailers in early 2013, deals between Apple and content providers have reportedly been hit by a number of continuing delays.
Predicting the upcoming Apple iTV arrival in his product roadmap of forthcoming Apple launches, Munster has, according to Business Insider, suggested that in November 2013 “an Apple TV comes out.” He added: “It should cost $1,500 - $2,000 and come in sizes from 42-inches to 55-inches.”
Fitting with previous reports that Apple will offer a range of screen sizes up to 55-inches, Munster’s report is one of the first to touch on the Apple iTV price with the tipped $1,500 - $2,000 price tag equating to £940 - £1,254 on this side of the ocean.
Far from Apple’s only TV-based product launch of the coming 12 months, Munster has claimed that the company’s usual March unveiling will see the iPad 4 and iPhone 5 manufacturer “update the little Apple TV box, allowing to do accept apps from developers.”
A thing of speculation for more than a year, Apple iTV rumours kicked into overdrive following the death of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, with the talismanic leader quoted in his posthumously released biography as saying he had “finally cracked” the TV sector.
The Walter Isaacson penned biography revealed that shortly before his death Steve Jobs stated: “I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use.” He reportedly added: “It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud. It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.”
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