Foxconn reportedly making preparations for Apple iTV

May 11, 2012
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Foxconn reportedly making preparations for Apple iTV

Apple television rumors continue to swirl, and now the head of Foxconn has seemingly confirmed that the television is being put into production soon. Terry Gou, chief of Foxconn, gave a speech at the start of the building of the new Foxconn headquarters, spilling the beans by saying that the company was preparing to manufacture the TV.

China Daily picked up on the crucial lines, reporting that Gou said the company was “making preparations for iTV”, and that the recent 50/50 partnership with Sharp over a new factory in Japan was part of the preparations for the television. It comes after Cult of Mac scored new details about the device, detailing the use of Siri in order to initiate FaceTime calls, and how the design was similar to the current Cinema Displays.

Other rumors have indicated that the television will feature Sharp’s IGZO panels, allowing for brighter and more efficient displays. Gou’s admission that Foxconn is planning to partner with Sharp seemingly backs that up. Additional information has pegged the television for a Q4 launch, with components currently shipping to suppliers, although one analyst has recently said that the TV wouldn’t make an appearance until 2013.

[via The Next Web]


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