“If Apple plans to reinvent the way we watch TV in the living room, then it needs to start with a screen resolution that’s better than 1080p, eliminate the remote, and the overall solution needs to be somewhat affordable,” Kevin Parrish writes for Tom’s Hardware.
“That is supposedly the route Apple is taking with iTV, offering not only motion-sensing control functions and Siri-based voice commands, but support for a 3840 x 2160 resolution, or Ultra HD.,” Parrish writes. “In addition to negotiating with content owners, the holdup of Apple’s supposed iTV rollout may be partially based upon where the panels will originate.”
Parrish writes, “One of the Ultra HD panel suppliers Apple is relying on is LG Display, which will be able to mass produce Ultra HD TV panels by the second half of the year. If LG is successful and can meet Apple’s supply demand by the end of 2013, consumers may finally see iTV in time for the holiday shopping season. If not, the launch may be pushed back to 1Q14.”
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Apple developing Ultra HD TV controlled by voice and motion for release in late 2013 or early 2014, sources say – March 27, 2013