If everything that analysts and sources claimed running up to an Apple product launch was true, the technological landscape would be a vastly different scene compared to reality. We’d have an iPhone nano, a huge iPhone 5 with a teardrop design, an Apple TV set, a smaller iPad, a holographic display, the list goes on. Frankly, no one really knows what’s going to happen and this rumor should be read with that foreknowledge.
Analyst, Peter Misek of Jeffries claims that the iTV is in full production ready for a holiday launch. Along with that was talk of our favorite fruit company signing agreements with both AT&T and Verizon to provide content. Figures banded about were $1450 for a TV with a 2-year plan, ensuring Cupertino received around $2000 per TV from the carriers.
The analyst then went on to predict sales of 2 million through 2013, which completely baffles me. How can you analyze and predict sales for a product that’s not even real?
At this point it’s important to gain a realistic viewpoint. Firstly: just because Apple has certainly tested and prototyped a TV doesn’t mean we’re going to see one. Secondly: nothing’s official until Cupertino says so. So, until Cook&Co officially unveils the savior of our living rooms, let’s go on as if it’s never going to happen. Side note: tweets from anyone with a handle like Sammy the Walrus IV should immediately be dismissed. Last time I took advice from a sea-dwelling mammal, I nearly choked to death on a fish skeleton.