The 60-inch Apple TV is the company's latest attempt to parlay its humongous success in the office department to the living room. Plenty of 60-inch Apple TV rumors have been swirling, including reports on features, specs and different dimensions, but now an analyst says he's learned the set may come sooner than we expected. This comes to a stark contrast compared to the beginning of 2013, when analysts predicted that the "iTV", much less a 60-inch Apple TV, would not be appearing this year.
The 60-inch Apple TV, according to Brian White, will go on sale late this year. Yes, the 60-inch Apple TV can be yours for $1,500 to $2,500 USD! The Topeka Capital Markets representative says the "iTV" will be have a 60-inch diagonal measurement. The Apple TV may also be available in 50- and 55-inch versions.
But that's not all. The new 60-inch Apple TV could also be accompanied by an "iRing" that goes on the viewer's finger. Audiences can control the screen by pointing. Currently, the Apple TV is a small box that connects to one's existing TV and displays movies and shows from iTunes. However, the "iRing" sets the new TV apart - and it isn't the only accessory that is to complement the new 60-inch Apple TV.
The new Apple TV, which is far more advanced than the current Apple TV, will include other covetable video sharing features. Also included, according to White, could be a tablet-esque "mini iTV" with 9.7-inch screens. The 60-inch Apple TV will be able to send video to the smaller screens wirelessly around the house.
Where is this 60-inch Apple TV information coming from? Brian White claims his report is based on visits with unnamed Chinese and Taiwanese companies that supply Apple's components. The last rumor mill that spun regarding the Apply TV was in 2012, when numerous analyst reports claimed a TV set would be launched by the end of the year.
Although there's no comment from Apple regarding the rumored 60-inch Apple TV, the late company co-founder Steve Jobs told his biographer that he had figured out a way to remake the TV. Coincidence? It remains to be seen. Brian White also relayed rumors that Sharp would begin shipping LCD display panels to Foxconn (Apple's factory) at the end of last summer.