Apple Investigating 55-Inch OLED Displays For a Late 2012 Apple Television?

Posted in Apple, Apple News on 26/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler


We’ve been hearing a lot lately about a possible Apple-branded television. According to a new report from Smarthouse, Apple is currently looking into 55-inch OLED displays for the device, which could hit the shelves in late 2012.

Apple HDTV

Further speculation indicates that Apple has already been having discussions with LG – the company that makes most displays for Apple products – about the possibility of using a new 55-inch LG OLED panel for the Apple television, which will likely be a substantially revamped and rehashed implementation of the current Apple TV, all wrapped up in a pretty casing with a 55-inch screen.

To make matters more interesting, LG has reportedly already mentioned (last Friday) that they will be launching a limited-production OLED HDTV in late 2012. Further, analysts such as Gene Munster have been advocating for the Apple TV, which Munster expects to be released next year.

Personally, I hope that Apple does release an HDTV – the world of TVs, set-top boxes, and remotes has become both confusing and cumbersome to a great many consumers, and granted Apple’s legendary ability to smooth out and unify consumer experiences, I’d expect them to be able to re-invent the TV in a truly spectacular manner.


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.