Rumors that Apple will produce a ful television set have been around for years, but in 2011 and now 2012 they have increased a bit in frequency and intensity. Can Apple secure content deals with the networks? Will the television be enough to convince consumers to upgrade their current HDTVs? Will it even happen? We've rounded up all the important stories in this saga right here.
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Although rumors of a new Apple TV box have heated up of late, a new report from Bloomberg throws cold water on the possibility. Apparently, though not surprisingly, talks with cable companies have not been going well due to a variety of issue
The Wall Street Journal has alleged details about how Apple's rumored cable TV box might work.
Apple's long-rumored play for the television space seems to have changed: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company is in talks with cable operators to provide a set-top-box that provides live television channels, rather than licensing content in order to offer its own streaming service.
At the D10 Conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested that the company is actively interested in the TV business.
The Next Web is reporting that Foxconn said last week's reports that the company was ready to produce the Apple iTV are "not accurate" and that it is company policy "not to comment on any customers or their products."
We're well into 2012, and the mythical Apple TV remains nothing more than a rumor — but Foxconn's CEO Terry Gou might have tipped Apple's hand at a Shanghai news conference to discuss Foxconn's new headquarters.
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CBS CEO Les Moonves has revealed that he personally turned down an approach from Steve Jobs over licensing the network's content for Apple TV.
A new Apple TV seems to be on the horizon
A report from the New York Post alleges that Apple hopes to launch a streaming television service by the end of the year, despite gaining little traction in negotiations with content providers.
Tim Cook is speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference today, and he was pretty candid when asked about the living room and Apple TV: he said that the Apple TV is a "hobby" because the company knows the business isn't as big as the Mac or iOS devices, but that "Apple doesn't do hobbies as a general rule."
An ITV spokesperson has denied rumors that the company's CEO Adam Crozier has written to Apple warning them away from the iTV name, as published in 'The Telegraph' this morning.
Now that CES is over, it's time for Apple iTV rumors to spin up again. The latest comes from Canadian paper The Globe and Mail, which cites anonymous sources to tell them that "Rogers and Bell already have the product in their labs."
A Best Buy survey asks consumers for their interest level in a 42-inch "Apple HDTV" for $1,499.
USA Today is citing three anonymous sources who say that Apple has been unable to secure content deals widely regarded as necessary in order to launch the rumored Apple TV set.
Suppliers are preparing for Q2 or Q3 launch of Apple iTV television according to DigiTimes.
The Wall Street Journal reports Apple is working on a television or update , which would stream content from television-service providers or media companies directly.
Wall Street Journal reports that Sharp will make display for next generation iPad while Peter Misek of Jefferies & Co. says Sharp could supply panel for rumored Apple television as early as mid-2012.