In a second rumor fresh from Digitimes, it has been suggested that Apple is in talks with LG over 4k displays, possibly pointing to the revived rumors of an Apple television set.
The Apple television set has proven to be something of a wild goose chase in recent months. At times, analysts and suppliers have appeared convinced that an Apple television set, featuring all kinds of speculated features, was an inevitable 2013 release. More recently, those rumors have fizzled out, almost to the point of insignificance.
However today, Digitimes has today released a very suspicious rumor claiming that Apple is in talks with display supplier LG over 55 and 65 inch Ultra HD TV panels. The technology, also known as 4K, marks the next benchmark of high-definition content, with Samsung beginning to ship Ultra HDTVs in August.
According to report, the technology is still in the testing stage, and Apple is yet to finalize any orders. The rumors also suggests that Apple is considering Sharp as a potential, and possibly alternative supplier.
As far as rumors go, Digitimes has a sketchy track record, and this particular story doesn’t even cite a source, simply claiming that the story is “circulating in the market”. 4K would seem to be the natural progression, and is the most likely format for an Apple HDTV of the future. Tim Cook has described the television market as being of great interest to Apple, claiming that it had been “left behind” by technology.
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