“Trip Chowdhry with Global Equities Research issued a note to investors on Sunday in which he shared his ‘converged view’ on an anticipated Apple HDTV, with information based on details culled from a number of developer events he attended,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“Chowdhry said the product that is most similar to Apple’s rumored HDTV is the Bose VideoWave [US$5,200], a 46-inch LCD HDTV with an integrated surround-sound speaker system. The VideoWave aims to simplify HDTVs by reducing clutter [3 cables], and to improve picture and sound quality,” Hughes reports. “The Bose VideoWave gives the greatest sense of where Apple’s alleged HDTV may be heading, Chowdhry claimed. He said his ‘converged view’ of data from various developers is ‘probably’ 75 percent accurate, and that it will ‘probably’ be launched in March of 2012, with developer sessions at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June.”
Hughes reports, “Chowdhry believes that any television set from Apple would have just one cable. The VideoWave also sports a thickness of six inches, packing in 16 speakers. Chowdhry said that Apple’s purported HDTV will be a third as thick and will also have 16 speakers… Chowdhry said that an HDTV from Apple will have three screen sizes and three price points. ‘The DSP chip in Apple HDTV is a brand new chip based on Apple’s acquisition of PA Semi,’ he added.”
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MacDailyNews Note: Back in May, Leo Laporte tweeted that Apple had hired Tomlinson Holman, the audio genius behind Lucasfilm’s THX, as its new audio chief. Please see related article below for more info.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mason2046” for the heads up.]
Apple said to have hired the audio genius behind Lucasfilm’s THX – May 4, 2011