The TV market is abuzz with the news of Apple’s entry into this industry. Recently, customers of a prominent US retailer , aka Best Buy, received questionnaire asking them their opinion about the features of Apple HDTV.
It seems, it is just a matter of time before Apple announces the launching of such a device. It has raised interest in a similar way as people wanted to know the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 price before the launching of the actual smartphone. The details related to the new Apple HDTV are quite specific. It may be a 42-inch HDTV that will cost about $1500 and may have 1080p resolution.
In the iMac range, the company has already introduced slim flat screens. In most probability, the HDTV by Apple is expected to arrive by the end of 2012. Earlier, people were interested in knowing iphone 4 price. Now, they are curious about the launching date of Apple HDTV. Already the ‘personal assistant’ Siri has been introduced that makes it possible to control devices through voice-control. This feature is expected to be used so that the HDTV users would be able to change channels with their voice commands only.
In the questionnaire, participants have been asked to state their opinion about various issues related to Apple high definition television. The survey points to the fact that the TV may be controlled by the iPhone and iPad. Viewers may be able to watch programs provided by web TV companies. It will sure be interesting, the same way it was with the iPhone price rumours that are always floating on the web.
There has also been indication that an old brand used by Apple, the iSight camera may also be included. But the suggestion that it will offer Skype feature does not seem convincing considering that one of its rival Facetime is by the Apple itself. Some market experts question whether such a survey is genuinely related to Apple HDTV launching or the retail company is only trying to prepare itself for such a launch. Similar to the high level of curiosity about iPhone price, the Apple HDTV has also raised lots of interest in the TV industry.
It is claimed that Steve Jobs had himself prepared the blueprint for this HDTV and the company is working on a prototype since September. He had realized the advantage of using the Siri to control the TV set. He was sure that the voice controlled TV set is going to be more in demand. It gives the users a natural way to control electronic devices. It is like the user is instructing a person sitting nearby. He had stated that the TV set will have very easy to use interface. It may be priced similarly as the iPhone price was set.
At present, the Apple HDTV is perhaps being guided by Jeff Robbin, the Apple executive who was behind the iTunes Store and iPod. Many companies have tried to use other techniques, in place of pressing the buttons on the remote, to control the TV and electronic devices. Whether it is about iPhone price or such ‘natural’ control, Apple has always believed in innovativeness and generated high level of interest. Other market analysts expect the Apple HDTV to hit the market only at the end of the next year. They base their expectation on the data related to patents filed by the Apple and the company’s efforts in investing and securing manufacturing facilities.