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Apple TV to Debut in mid-2012 Says Analyst

According to one analyst, iPad maker Apple plans to unveil a TV offering aimed at connecting the living room with the iOS and Mac platforms.

Jefferies & Company analyst Peter Misek, recently in a note to a client wrote that the production of debut television by Apple will be beginning from February at a Sharp plant located in Japan. The analyst says that the HDTV will be utilising Sharp display panels and that the TV will be launched sometime around mid-2012.

Even though, the first generation Android powered devices and Google TV products could not perform well in the market but, still companies like Samsung are hopeful and looking up to Google TV as a prospective draw for television sets of future, reported BGR (opens in new tab).

According to a report published last month, Siri technology will be the key ingredient in the HDTV of Apple. This technology will let user replace remotes as well as "standard navigation with voice commands".

Till date, Apple has not made any comment out these rumours related to the HDTV. Misek, on the current scenario and potential future of Apple, said that, "They hope to avoid the fate of other industries and manufacturers who were caught flat footed by Apple," reported Apple Insider (opens in new tab).

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