Analyst Gene Munster has been riding on his iTV predictions for quite a while now. Now with Tim Cook’s D10 talk earlier this week, along with consideration of several other factors, Munster wrote in a note to his clients that a full-fledged television set from Apple is more of a confident assumption.
Gary Munster speculates that the Apple iTV will be announced as a standalone television set in later part of 2012, followed by its general availability to the public six months later. Further, he expects the iTV models to be ranging anywhere from 42 to 55 inches, with its cost in the range of $1,500 to $2,000.
According to Munster, his theory of the Apple iTV being launched this year, is based upon several factors, third party reports, and many more cues. Moreover, if Steve Job’s biography pertaining to ‘cracking the code’, so as to build a iTV isn’t a cue, then what is? Likewise, Tim Cook’s D10 interview earlier this week is as good as an confirmation of the Apple iTV becoming a reality. Cook has been vocal in declaring the sales hit of Apple TV this year so far, and has hinted that the whole TV experience has been an area of interest for Apple.
Cook confirms that the company would definitely indulge in keep pulling the strings to control the key technology behind the fundamental workings of the product line. With Foxcomm acquiring a stake in Japanese electronics maker Sharp, the fact that a standalone HD TV set could be in progress, could not be set aside. Also, Boy Genius Gary report claimed that the system driving the Apple TV is all set to be unveiled at WWDC on June 11. However, some sources beg to differ, stating that the system to be unveiled will power the iTV instead. Looks like the ‘if’ has been already decided, the question now remains as to ‘when.’ Indeed!