Production for Apple’s rumored television is set to begin in January, reports The Tokyo Times, and will be launched around summer 2012. According to the report, Sharp, who has been commissioned to manufacture the displays for Apple’s “iTV,” will ramp up production in January.
American technology giant Apple is shifting partnerships in Japan towards Sharp, eyeing the production of a brand-new TV range which may be called iTV.
The report continues to suggest that the device should launch in summer 2012, and echoes Jefferies analyst Peter Misek’s comments that competitors are already “scrambling” to find out what Apple’s device can do, so they can more effectively work on competing products.
The Tokyo Times doesn’t have an established track record when it comes to Apple, so it’d be advisable to take this with a grain of salt until more information becomes available.