Apple smart TVs to be called 'iPanel'? "Far more than a TV"
Samsung and other leading brands of LCD TVs have been peddling their smart TVs, yet Apple's remained largely hush on the subject, delivering subtle updates to their set-top box solution, the Apple TV.
New ramblings emerging from analyst Peter Misek at Jefferies sees increased speculation after he went on record to state that Apple's smart TV sets are "far more than a TV. It is a display, gaming center, media hub, computer, home automator, etc."
It's previously been reported that the smart TV from Apple will be available in 3 sizes, ranging from 32" to 55", and now Misek's declaring that the average sale price will be $1,250, making it affordable for mass consumption.
Misek also said that he believes specialty components in China have begun to ship to Apple's suppliers, albeit in "small quantities".
The Apple TV sets, or "iPanel", is expected to be released at the end of this year. Get your credit cards ready, folks.