“Japan’s Sharp, maker of huge-screen televisions, voiced confidence Thursday as it told reporters Apple isn’t much of a concern,” Ed Sutherland reports for Cult of Mac.
“What about the almost incessant chatter that the tech giant will enter the TV manufacturing market with an iTV in 2012? ‘It’s not something we’re studying very hard,’ an executive claims,” Sutherland reports. “Unclear whether this is bravado or whistling past the graveyard, but perhaps Sharp missed class the day Apple mangled a whole string of industries thought to be untouchable.”
Sutherland reports, “Sharp’s comments are intriguing, given reports in November that the TV manufacturer and component supplier is adapting its production lines to churn out TFT LCD panels for the iTV. Although those reports suggest TV manufacturers, already operating on razor thin margins, are panicked by the idea Apple could enter the market.”
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