“Gene Munster, connoisseur of Apple’s non-existent next generation Apple branded TV, recently updated his prediction and believes the company will deliver a smart HDTV this fall—or by 2017,” Mark Reschke writes for T-GAAP. “Ironically, 2017 is about the timeframe Apple’s much rumored car would make it to market.”
“Apple may be tired of playing in the petty tech industry, swatting at Samsung, LG, Sony or Amazon. Adding an Apple Watch to Apple’s ecosystem certainly builds deeper synergies with the iPhone, making the industry leading smartphone the mobile hub of the next decade,” Reschke writes. “But no matter how successful Apple Watch becomes, it will not increase Apple’s revenues by multitudes — putting them in the middle of playing the gadget game all over again with Asian hi-tech wannabes. Thus, it becomes increasingly more difficult to understand why Apple would want to make a play for the TV.”
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