Apple’s next multi-billion-dollar business: Connected televisions?

Apple Online Store“For more than a year now, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has been insisting that Apple is plotting a move into the television business – and soon. He thinks the company will start selling TV as soon as the end of calendar year 2012,” Eric Savitz blogs for Forbes.

“Munster was at it again on Thursday, asserting in a research note that Apple ‘will enter the TV market with a full focus, as an all-in-one Apple television could move the needle when connected TVs proliferate,'” Savitz reports.

Savitz reports, “He thinks Apple could sell 1.4 million units, adding $2.5 billion in revenue, growing to $4 billion in calendar 2013, and $6 billion in 2014.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mary J.” for the heads up.]

43 Comments

  1. The last question Jobs answered at the D conference displayed the detail with which they have studied this space.

    The company masterfully puts foundation elements in place and then uses them to assemble an enterprise with a scale which acts as a barrier to entry for competition.

    They might sell a television, but they know the best companies for them to compete against are the content distributors swamped with debt – those are the least agile or likely to be able to survive a frontal assault on their market space.

  2. It will happen – Apple is a consumer electronics manufacturer since Jobs made this distinction and changed the company’s name to Apple Inc.

    TV will never be the same after an Apple TV…

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