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DigiTimes: Apple to Begin Manufacturing Televisions Early Next Year for Summer/Fall 2012 Release

DigiTimes: Apple to Begin Manufacturing Televisions Early Next Year for Summer/Fall 2012 Release

Apple suppliers are working to prepare components for Apple’s fabled HDTV early next year, with Apple expecting to launch the product in Summer or Fall of 2012, reports DigiTimes.  Apple is reportedly initially working on 32 and 37-inch sizes for the connected television.

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The supply chain of Apple will start preparing materials for iTV sets in the first quarter of 2012 in order to meet Apple’s schedule to launch the new display products in the second or the third quarter of 2012, according to industry sources.

The chips within the TV will reportedly be produced by Samsung, while the displays will be produced by Sharp. According to the report, the new television sets are expected to integrated most or all functions of the current Apple TV set-top box.

Further rumors have suggested that Apple may add Siri-like voice control functionality to their television. Rumors surrounding a possible Apple television set have really exploded since Steve Jobs was quoted as having “cracked” the idea of a revolutionary interface for a television product in Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs.

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