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Loewe denies Apple TV takeover talk

Loewe denies Apple TV takeover talk

German luxury TV manufacturer Loewe has denied reports that it is considering an €87.3m ($112.8m) acquisition offer made by Apple, describing the speculation as having "absolutely nothing to it." An unnamed Loewe spokesperson told German news site Heise that the rumors are unfounded, despite ongoing financial concerns with the company's high-end sets struggling to find buyers in the tough economic climate.

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Foxconn reportedly making preparations for Apple iTV

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.

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Apple iTV said to feature Siri: resembles Cinema Display

Apple iTV said to feature Siri: resembles Cinema Display

Is the Apple television coming this year? Is it even coming at all? We can’t answer those questions, but more details seem to be leaking out about the mythical television set of lore. Cult of Mac reports that a source has seen the fully working TV in the flesh, and has spilled the beans about what to expect. Most of what is outlined matches up with previous rumors, such as Siri integration, but there’s one or two odd details.

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Apple TV not likely in 2012 according to JP Morgan analyst

Apple TV not likely in 2012 according to JP Morgan analyst

There has been a lot of speculation running rampant over the last several months that Apple was getting its very first entry into the HDTV market ready. There have been several analysts speculate the TV will launch this year previously. However, a new report by JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz says that the TV is unlikely to arrive this year.

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25% of US consumers like the idea of an Apple-branded TV

25% of US consumers like the idea of an Apple-branded TV

Ever since it first came to light that Apple might be working on manufacturing its own television set, the imaginations of consumer electronics enthusiasts have been sparked in a way that is uncharacteristic of the usually boring TV market. Sure, in the last couple years companies have started putting in hard drives and dedicated operating systems into the TV sets themselves, but nothing has become a cultural phenomenon.

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Sharp’s new 32-inch screens possibly for Apple iTV

Sharp’s new 32-inch screens possibly for Apple iTV

Sharp announced today that it began production of 32-inch HI-DPI LCD panels last month at its Kameyama Plant No. 2, which has long been manufacturing advanced LCDs for TVs. These pixel-dense high-performance displays are the world's first to incorporate IGZO oxide semiconductors and could be used for Apple's much rumored iTV, if perhaps over-enthusiastic analysts are to be believed.

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Would You Pay A Massive Premium For An Apple Television?

Would You Pay A Massive Premium For An Apple Television?

It’s becoming increasingly clear to just about everyone that at some point in the next several months, Apple will be announcing a television. The device could come with everything from iCloud integration to access to the App Store, and depending on who you talk to, it could have dramatically improved specs or simply match some of the products on store shelves.

Either way, it’s coming soon.

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Who’s buying the Apple TV?

Who’s buying the Apple TV?

Apple has already fessed up to the new iPad selling well, but sales stats for the refreshed Apple TV have been less forthcoming. The company added 1080p support to the set-top box, together with refreshing the interface, while a new Apple A5X chipset now allows for Full HD AirPlay streaming from the new iPad. Yet there's still no indication whether Apple's "one more thing" was a success or otherwise.

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Why I’ll Never Talk to My TV – And Why You Shouldn’t Either

Why I’ll Never Talk to My TV – And Why You Shouldn’t Either

With all the talk surrounding the Apple TV dominating discussions around Cupertino, I thought it’d be a good time to think about some of the features reportedly making its way to that set. Chief among them is Siri, Apple’s virtual personal assistant.

According to the latest reports, Siri would allow Apple TV owners to give all kinds of voice commands, including change the channel, modify volume, open applications, and more. By all measure, it would be like having the same iPhone-based Siri experience on a big television in your living room.

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Apple television in telecoms testing tip sources: Siri, gestures, more

Apple television in telecoms testing tip sources: Siri, gestures, more

Apple's much-anticipated Siri-powered television is already in testing at Canadian telecoms firms Rogers and Bell, sources claim, offering a combination of voice, gesture and on-screen keyboard control. The company is chasing deals with telecommunications firms with fingers in both broadcast and broadband pies, insiders tell The Globe and Mail, Apple hoping to capitalize on live and on-demand content with a naturalistic interface using the voice control system.

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