Rumors of a possible imminent appearance of the TV under the brand name Apple exaggerated in the press over the past year.
Previously it was thought that the TV will be called iTV, but the resource appleinsider.com posted some other information.
Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said the new brainchild of Apple will be “something more than just television,” will be released later this year and will be called iPanel. The name of iTV had to give up – this brand is owned by a British company.
The device will cost at $ 1,250, and will combine TV, gaming and multimedia entertainment centers. Work device is running iOS, which means that it has access to the App Store.
Production of new devices will be engaged in long-term partners Apple – Foxconn and Sharp, who recently signed a cooperation agreement.
Jefferies analyst believe that has already begun shipping parts for the first revolutionary devaysov Apple, but massive production of finished devices will begin in the summer, to start sales in predpraznichny season was available from 2 to 5 million iPanel.