Apple will probably start selling ultra-high definition televisions with 65- and 55-inch screens during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a Tokyo-based analyst at Advanced Research Japan Co. The models will have a frameless design.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, before he died in 2011, told his biographer he had “finally cracked” how to build a TV with a simple user interface that would wirelessly synchronize content with Apple’s other devices. TV is an area of “intense focus” for Apple as it seeks to add products that can build on the success of Macs, iPhones and iPads.
LG, Samsung and Corning Inc may be among the suppliers for Apple’s TVs, which may be priced at about $1,500 to $2,500. LG Display may supply more than 70 percent of the liquid-crystal displays, Samsung may make graphic processing units and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 may be used as the cover.