Rumored Apple Television Will Offer All-Unicorn Channel
A bit more intelligence on the latest Apple unicorn hunt: The company’s rumored high-definition television will enter “full-scale” production in early summer, ahead of a scheduled fourth-quarter launch.
This according to Jefferies analyst Peter Misek, who says he discovered early production evidence of the mythical iTV during a recent trip to Asia.
“We believe specialty components have begun to ship to Apple’s Asia panel suppliers with polarized films, filters, and IGZO components starting to move in small quantities,” Misek says. “We expect commercial production in May/June with 2M to 5M builds likely.”
Misek offered no details on the iTV beyond that, though he did raise his price target on Apple shares in anticipation of it, as well as an upcoming refresh of the MacBook Air and Pro and generally strong demand for the iPhone 4S and new iPad. His new call: $699, up from a previous projection of $599.