Following a report from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek claiming Apple is planning a special television-related media event in March, The Loop's Jim Dalrymple has chimed in with his usual terse response, and he says it's not happening.
Think Apple is showing off a TV in March? Think again.
Mr. Misek claimed his sources indicated Apple would host a media event in March where the company would likely unveil developer tools for television apps and that the actual TV would roll out in September or October. He said pricing for the TV would start at US$1,500 and that it would be available with screen sizes ranging from 42-inches up to 55-inches.
The report seemed to back up rumors that Apple is working on bringing its own television to market, and that it would be coming sooner instead of later. With Mr. Dalrymple's resounding "nope," however, it seems very unlikely that reports of a March media event are accurate, which also means a fall television launch are probably off-base, too.
The "yep" and "nope" verdicts from The Loop have an accuracy record that can't be matched, so we're inclined to go with Mr. D on this one and won't be blocking out time in our March schedule for a media event.