According to Taiwan’s Digitimes website reports, message from supply chain that Apple will release the 4K ultra high definition TV at the end of this year or early next year.
It is reported that this Apple’s new product is likely to be named as “iTV”. News source said this TV has a screen resolution of 3840*2160, and it’s with voice and somatosensory control function, also it can be connected to network.
If the news is true, the Apple iTV resolution will comply with 2160p 4K ultra high-definition TV standard, allegedly, the number of pixels of these products is four times than the 1080p HD TV’s. In this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show and other exhibitions, Korean brand LG and Samsung demonstrated a variety of 4K TVs.
According to the news source, Apple has discussed with its partner Foxconn for some time on massive production of ultra-high-definition TV. However, it is said that Apple is still looking for a reliable panel supplier.
Although Apple’s own display suppliers are able to produce such products, but they still need to focus on meeting the needs of the components of the iPhone, iPad and iPad mini products. LG Display may massively produce the required panel in the second half of this year, so informed sources believe Apple iTV may be released at the end of this year, but more likely in early 2014.