Hon Hai Precision Chairman Terry Gou claims Apple has plans for its own television, and Hon Hai company Foxconn will be building it. Mr. Gou said Foxconn is already preparing for production of the Apple-branded high definition television, although production hasn’t begun yet.
Hon Hai boss says Apple really is making a television
Mr. Gou shared his knowledge on Apple’s television plans during a meeting on Thursday, according to China Daily. During the meeting he also said that a joint factory venture between Foxconn and Sharp will be part of Apple television production.
Rumors that Apple will start making its own television have been floating around the Internet for months.
Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek expects the rumored television to ship during the fourth quarter of 2012 and will be “so much more than a TV.” The new TV, he expects, will serve as a gaming center, media hub, home computer, home automation system, and more.
While Apple tends to keep quiete about upcoming products, it does seem plausible that the head of the company that manufactures products like the iPhone and iPad could be in a position to know about an unannounced television product. Without Apple’s official confirmation, however, we’re still treating the Apple television as a rumor.