“The Street continues to get all tingly at the prospect of Apple potentially jumping into the television business,” Eric Savitz reports for Forbes. “While the company has said nothing about this possibility, buy-side analysts keep picking up tidbits from the Asia tech press and from the Taiwanese supply chain that suggest something is up.”

“The latest nugget comes from Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White, who points to a report on the Chinese language web site 21cbh.com that says contract manufacturer Hon Hai expects to start receiving LCD TV panels from Sharp in Q3, rather than Q4 as originally planned,” Savitz reports. “White notes that Hon Hai had invested in Sharp earlier this year to secure LCD panels that White contends are intended for production of Apple-branded TVs.”

Savitz reports, “The story apparently concludes that Apple could have a TV ready to go by the holiday season.”

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